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Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Sanur January 1st 2019

Bali We arrived in Bali a day before Jack, Ella and Anna & after a busy few weeks we were looking forward to a bit of a holiday with the kids. We greeted them after their long flight wearing local(ish) gear as a bit of a joke. Our first few nights were in Sanur, right on the beach with pools, tennis & bikes. It was very quiet as their peak is July. Day 4 and we had a car booked for Ubud for the morning. While waiting in the lobby Sue talked with a driver who then brought the car round. It was immediately obvious however that there was no way we were going to get 5 people plus luggage in - about 10 minutes later we worked out it wasn’t the wrong car he had ... read more
Water Palace at Karangasem .
Jack and Anna at the Water Palace
on the beach Ella and Anna

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Sanur October 3rd 2018

Yo Leute - was geht? Wir machen heute einen auf lässig... Einfach auf dem Board abhängen und so. Peace man! Ja...so, oder so ähnlich haben wir uns heute gefühlt: obercoole Checker waren wir! Die Surfschule, die wir ob sehr guter Bewertungen eigentlich auserkoren hatten, hatte keinen Platz für uns - also musste eine Alternative her: S-Surf hatte ein paar Bretter stehen - und wir nach einer „harten Verhandlung“ einen Preis von je 500.000 und 6 Bier - ein guter Preis für 4 Stunden Surfkurs... Aber der Reihe nach: Frühstück im Hotel, Taxi mit dem nächsten, alternativen Weg zu Nicola und Rudy, gemeinsam Pläne geschmiedet - und dann die ausgelastete Surfschule... aber die Sumatra Balinesen von S-Surf hatten uns gleich als potenzielle Kunden ausgemacht - und dann „reingequatscht“ - aber wir sollten es nicht bereuen. Kurze Trockenübungen ... read more
A-Surf
Tyrone Surf
Anja Surf

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Sanur December 15th 2017

We arrived in Sanur by 8pm, left our bags in our room and went for a cheap dinner in a local 'warung'. We came back to our room, which was nice although not the cleanest, and went to bed. At about 2am, I woke up to use the bathroom. In a daze (and not wearing my glasses), I thought I saw things on the floor but wasn't sure until I opened the bathroom door and turned the light on. A little shriek escaped my mouth when I saw a cockroach about 6 inches long crawling its way towards me. Shaun woke up and I turned the light on in the bedroom. I then realised that I did actually see black things on my way to the bathroom, which turned out to be happy cockroaches dancing around ... read more

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Sanur September 24th 2017

Naprawdę chcieliśmy wejść na Mt. Batur. Naprawdę. Nawet biorąc pod uwagę fakt, że szlaki trekkingowe oddalone są o ok 10 km od nieszczęsnego, wzbierającego Mt Agung. Do końca negocjowaliśmy warunki z lokalnym przewodnikiem. Oczarowani tym, co zobaczyliśmy na Bromo i Ijen, byliśmy przygotowani na kolejną pobudkę o 2.00 w nocy i 3 godzinny marsz w górę na wschód słońca, bo wschody słońca na indonezyjskich wulkanach to przeżycie, którego nie zapomni się nigdy. Niestety nasz potencjalny przewodnik stwierdził wczoraj, że nie jest na tyle szalony by ryzykować wejście w tak niepewnych warunkach i powiedział pass. Nie pozostało nam nic innego. Musimy dziś przymusowo ""januszować"" nad basenem spędzając ostatni dzień w Sanur na lekturze książek, piciu drinków z parasolkami i wyrównywaniu t-shirtowej opalenizny, która coraz częściej staje się obiektem ... read more
Dragon fruit.
Skutery.
Balijskie figury bogów.

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Sanur February 6th 2017

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Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Sanur January 9th 2017

What a night. Tom was up all night with an upset stomach. Best guess is the milkshake that he had for dinner was probably off. That will be the last milkshake he'll be having for a while I think. He was good enough to regale us all with the gory details of the nights events -stories that I won't even repeat to a priest. Luckily for me he chose to wake mum for medical assistance and Emily for the use of her phone so he could use the flashlight function to find a bottle of water. Consequently everyone was very tired this morning - yours truly being the possible exception. We arranged for breakfast to be had in the villa today. We had thought that they would come and make the dishes in front of us ... read more
Breakfast in the Villa
Brett fixing the eggs
Keeping up the fluids

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Sanur January 8th 2017

It's been very exciting to plan and anticipate this trip together But finally the day arrived where we actually got in the taxi and headed to the airport. It's 40 degrees in Adelaide at the moment so the thought of escaping the heat for a short while is very appealing. Anyway, flight was uneventful. Smooth with barely any turbulence. Flying time is about 5 hours so much better than the 24 hour slog to Europe. I was surprised when we flew over Bali at just how dense the housing is. It was rooftops as far as I could see. Very green but buildings everywhere. When we landed we headed to the immigration counters and managed to find ourselves at the front of the line which was a nice change. I'm normally at the back of a ... read more
Bali traffic
Back streets
Villa

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Sanur January 8th 2017

Happy to say that we all slept pretty well. No dodgy pillows. No industrial noises beginning at midnight. There was the odd mosquito but nothing of a biblical scale and nothing that a little repellent couldn't solve. Stirred sound 7:00am Adelaide time which is 4:30am local time. Very peaceful at that time of the day and nice to watch the sun come up over the pool. We had planned to have breakfast in the villa but couldn't contact reception to organise it so we ended up heading down to the restaurant to eat. It is the same food but it will be nice to organise to have breakfast made in the villa one day. Kids can stay in the pool while breakfast is being made and simply jump out and eat. I'll let you work out ... read more
Breakfast 2
Breakfast 3
Breakfast 4

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Sanur November 7th 2016

Suzanne here Our stay in Denpasar had been ok and it was nice seeing the non-touristy side of Bali. But I was happy to be moving back to the coast. Sanur has the reputation of attracting an older crowd. We might not quite see ourselves in that light, but the fact is that given our aversion to ear-splitting hip-hop and pissed-up bogans perhaps it's closer to the truth than we'd care to admit. The taxi was 15 minutes early but he was a nice chap and used the meter with no complaints. I'd recommend Blue Bird and would use them again. Especially as you can book by email (spv.ops.bl@bluebirdgroup.com). The 11km journey cost us IDR 73000, so even with a small tip it was only £5 door to door. There was no trouble checking into our ... read more
Sanur - Bintangs and peanuts
Sanur - Le Mayeur museum
Sanur - Le Mayeur museum

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Sanur December 2nd 2015

On November 26 we woke at 4:10AM excited to be off for a hot break to Sanur, Bali. KAS celebrates American Thanksgiving so there was no school on Thursday and Friday. Everyone gets a 4 day weekend. It was 19.4C with a wind, what a shock as this is the first time we have seen the thermometer under 20! We closed the windows and headed for the airport. We had downloaded the mobile check-in app to check in BUT when we got to the airport, our phones wouldn't connect to Wi-Fi. Lesson: TAKE a screenshot of them so you don't need Wi-Fi access. Our flights to Bali were uneventful and we managed to watch a couple of movies, read, eat a good meal and nap during the 5 hour Taipei to Denpasar leg of the journey. ... read more
Mahabharata Statue at Denpasar, Bali
Oasis Lagoon Hotel Lobby
One of the Swimming Pools




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