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... and talk away the evening with a bottle of wine. But she said she would like to try out some restaurant in the mall, and then come back for another glass of wine. So, we went to the mall and she finally liked a Japanese place. She wanted to eat sushi, and the place had a very long menu. She spent almost 15 minutes deciding what she would like to eat. The food was good, but it did take us a long time to get back. So, it was almost 9 pm by the time we got back to ...
... the company boasting they specialise in small class sizes! We were taken to a local market a few miles from Ubud to buy some fresh vegetables, chillies, peanuts and coconut oil before being taken to the family home to prepare our feast. We learnt about Balinese traditions around the home, about their way of life and the role different foods and drinks play in it before getting stuck in with food preparation.
We took it in turns to chop, grind, fry and mix all manner ...
... for an hour and I could actually hear it through my earplugs. Until then I hadn't realised how close we were to town. We had both lost ourselves in this amazing place and having that reminder of civilisation was like seeing behind the curtains at Disneyland. I gave up trying to get back to sleep after the call to prayer, I was wide awake by this point anyway. Rocky appeared with two portions of dirty fried rice on mouldy bread. Normal service had been resumed.
... accommodation and surfing a lot. My old iphone has stopped working too, so will have to rely on my mates pictures.
Anyway, flights were pretty uneventful, no movies but watched a great doco on the making of Rolling Stones album "Exile on Main Street". They fled as tax exiles to Keith Richard’s villa on the French Riviera where they set about crafting songs for the double LP – interesting ...
... the rain. This had stopped when, about 30 minutes later, we arrived at Gambir train station. This left us with several hours to kill before anything much opened, so we sat in an Indo-maret (mini mart) at the station, drinking fruit punch "freezys" and filling in a form to obtain train tickets. Not only did this require our passport numbers and home addresses, but also the name of the train. We didn't know (or particularly mind) ...
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