-An excerpt from my old Xanga blog (August 30, 2008)
Read that entry here.
This time a year ago, that was how I felt. A year later, I've finally gotten my wish. A blissful summer holiday spent at the beach. Listening to the waves crash upon the shore, feasting my eyes on the breathtaking scenery and sunsets. Being carefree, no assignments, no deadlines, nothing to worry about for that 4 days and 3 nights.
Bali heals the soul.
Let's start by introducing what my sister calls her beach bag- her hedgehog LeSportSac which is just so insanely cute!
It is known as her beach bag because she only uses it whenever she travels to islands. =.=
We took Air Asia there. This is the view from the plane.
The clouds were so fluffy that day. Like cotton candy. It felt like if I just reached out, I could have plucked them out of the sky.
Some part of Indonesia we were flying over.
Looks like something out of a Geography textbook, doesn't it?
The frangipanis were so frangrant! But I couldn't wear them for long because floral scents give me a headache after a while. =/
Anyway, our first stop was to fill our growling tummies with yummylicious food!
We went to this restaurant just 10 minutes away from the airport which was famous for their chicken.
True to their word, the chicken was really very good. I can't remember exactly what we ordered, but I remember everything was supremely crispy and delectable.
If you really want pictures of the food, I think Greg's facebook might have 'em.
This is the hotel we stayed in for the first two nights- Ramayana. Centrally situated in Kuta.
Shopping was really easy since it was within walking distance to the markets and Kuta beach was 5 mintues away by car.
Our room. The hotel is quite old but they've kept it quite nicely I must say.
At least our seats were strategic, since we got an awesome view of the stunning scenery.
The Kecak dance is actually the story of Rama, Sita and Laksamana. If you guys remember, we studied it for SPM BM before. How Rama went to catch the kijang for Sita and told her to stay in the protective circle and left her in the charge of Laksamana but in the end she got captured anyway. I found it easy to understand coz I knew the background of the story but I without that, I would have been feeling kind of lost.
Oh well, at least now we know SPM BM literature is good for something! =P
Jimbaran Bay is basically this stretch of beach littered with restaurants serving awesome seafood. So, you can enjoy the seafood whilst listening to the waves and looking out to the sea.
I think it might have been because of the traffic and the roads (jammed and narrow) as well as the abundant use of motorbikes. And the shopping! Coz everything was so cheap there!
In that instance, warmth spread through my veins, lighting them ablaze.
3rd day, took a walk around Kuta area. This is the beautiful beach.
That's their outdoor shower. So you get to shower under the moon, stars/sun, rain. =P
Lol convo between my sis and I.
Airport security was a bitch though because of the Jakarta bombings while we were there. Bali was suspected as the next target. =(
And when the Y2K bug was supposedly gonna hit, we were in the US if I'm not mistaken.