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JBR Part 1 - Villa Patal, Karangasem (3 nights)
Introducing ourselves - A newly-wedded couple in their early 30s. Born and brought up in a coastal city in south India, but have travelled widely in the West. I am a writer and my husband is an architect.
This is Part 1 of our 6-part blog on our Bali honeymoon.
... day & night. Because my foot is recovering, I took an early swim in the spring fed pool. I felt like a kid cutting class! Very refreshing water. Oh, the temperature in the mountains has been a relief....maybe 80's during the day...with some showers and breezes; nighttime we a light comforter...the doors open to the breezes. This morning was a short trip to the Village of Sideman to visit a weaving shop; this was the ...
... They will transfer people to hospital if they need to- but the last one was after 3 days in labour! We then transferred to our next hotel in Sideman, an amazing place, lovely views, a infinity pool (it rained as soon as we got in it), a half outside bathroom, fresh air as no walls up high - but not many midges! Lots of geckos, frogspawn dogs, cats, lizards, bugs, etc Time over dinner to get to know our group more, before and early ...
... this chaotic bartering and aggressive salesmanship, however, one just
has to realize that these are people just trying to make a living and no one is
trying to steal your purse or wallet. Bartering is a wonderful part of the culture
over here that, unfortunately, many westerners can embrace only with paranoia and
We are looking forward to moving on at Singapore. I think we are leaning towards
Laos. A new frontier for us.
... After a quick walk around the non existent village and a quick evening meal we were in bed (possibly with friends who like a nibble !) .... continued next day !!!!
Before I finish let's go back to breakfast this morning. In Bali everything runs by the book, people have their own jobs and menus are there to be stuck to. Breakfasts have been a bit basic, a single egg (different types) with possibly toast and a cup of tea or ...