Monday, June 09, 2008

Bali Hai High

One week of non-computer related activity and i turn into a doofus.

No connectivity whatsoever to the outside world.

Besides the local paper and the Jakarta Post on random days that is.

The trip to Bali was successfull alhamdullillah!

It was amazing!

The WOW! factor was definitely high.

Day 1

We set off from Singapore at 10am from T1 by Garuda on the Boeing 737-400 series.

Small plane, meaning every turbulence could be felt.

There was turbulence while we ate.

Which definitely made me green (not with envy definitely).

We landed in Jakarta to wait for our connecting flight, another 2 hour wait.

But we scoured the Soekarno Hatta Airport for some Starbucks and were treated to some delish coffee by my uncle.

The wait was well worth it.

The moment Bali came into sight, it was clear blue skies and PERFECT weather.

Almost NO humidity! (Yeaaayyy!)

By the time we arrived in Bali, it was 4pm.

The Ngurah Rai Airport in Denpasar, Bali was one of those quaint looking old airports.

Something like our Seletar Airport.

The runway which we landed on was flanked by the sea and it was looking postcard/picture perfect.

The ten of us, (my family of 6 and my uncle's family of 4) were greeted by our tour guide, Pak Ian (Sofian).

You know those people that hold up the cards with people's names on them.

I felt like a rock star then haha.

We took the van to Sanur, Bali to our hotel, Diwangkara Holiday Villa.

My sister and i naturally shared a room.

But the room we were given was boring.

But the room was big.

My brothers got the room upstairs which had a view of the ocean and they had a 4 poster bed (the older one said it was kinda gay cos he was sharing it with my younger brother).

So we switched!

Lawa giler! (but come to think of it, i forgot to take a pic of the room!?)

So the whole day was pretty much spent flying and getting settled into our rooms.

Day 2

I caught a sunset in the most beautiful place of all.

The high cliffs of Uluwatu were spectacular.

The crashing waves and the surfers out at sea enjoying the last rays of light in the surf.

It was amaaaazzziiinnnggg!

And to top it off, we went to Jimbaran Bay for a seafood dinner (sgd$15 per pax) for 10 people and we were stuffed silly with squid, fish and prawns.

Did i mention we sat on the BEACH for the dinner, listening to the waves crashing onto the shore, while we were serenaded by some buskers with Eric Clapton's; Wonderful Tonight.

How was that for an apt ending to a beautiful day.

More tomorrow...hopefully with pics!