Or maybe I should say a whirlwind posting of our Balinese Holiday.
Departure from Don Meuang Airport 6:20 am. That meant being at the airport at 4:20 am which meant leaving Ayutthaya no later than 3:20am. As it was we left at 3am, had a dream run to the airport with no traffic, almost no wait at Check-in, and Immigration and had far too much spare time to wait.
I would rather be early than late.
Once again our arrival in Denpasar was a dream run with only a slight wait for baggage, but that allowed us to use toilets etcetera.
Our hotel had sent a driver to pick us up, who apologised for keeping us waiting (he didn't) and delivered us to the hotel in time for us to have a shower and then consider lunch.
Our accommodation at Sally's Bungalows
was lovely, we had a Bungalow designed for 2 couples and the other couple had to cancel. So we had a huge place to ourselves.
|PeePa in our living area|
The accommodation included a swimming pool shared, but rarely used, with the other Bungalows. Often I had it to myself as PeaPa rarely swims.
|The pool, with a child wading area in the foreground.|
The next few days were a bit of an odd time. Ostensibly we were there to help a friend celebrate a significant birthday. Due to cost we had decided to stay seperately, although very close, and so did not see as much of them as I had anticipated. We also were working on different time schedules, their breakfast time was 10am, where as I was up and about by 6am and finished breakfast by 7am.
We did catch up that first night and went to a Moroccan Restaurant which featured some Belly Dancing.
We also caught up the following evening, Saturday, which was the official party, and the final night for Pizza.
|Significant Birthday party|
So instead PeaPa and myself entertained ourselves.
One night we headed to Jimbaran Beach for a Sefood BBQ, which was held on the beach, it had a lovely atmosphere but the food was unfortunately not very inspiring.
|Seafood right on the beach|
We also had a rather lengthy tour of the Eastern part of the Island and took in the sights at Tirtaganga, a series of pools fed by underground water, visited a couple of temples including Goa Lawah and had lunch at a lovely restaurant enjoying the cool sea breeze and views at Candidasa.
|Seawall at Candidasa|
|Dressed in the height of fashion at Goa Lawah. |
|Exploring the pools at Tirtaganga|
On another day we visited Tanah Lot another lovely area with a Temple built out on a rock and headland overlooking the beach.
We also visited world famous Kuta beach briefly.
The Bludger was playing Tour Guide.