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... balinese life, as far as I've noticed, seems to be similar to Tongans. Not that I've been there, but for what I have read and heard. Simple lifes, lots of plantations, smiles and laughs, respect and open homes. Coconuts, brown skin, tropical warmth and white sand bays. Like. Grasshoppers, geckos and stickinsects share the house, bats fly over you when it's dark, stars and lighting share the nightskies and the workers that are building the ...
Today was probably the hottest day since I've been here, especially in the morning time. Only one solution for it, hit up a water park to cool down! After eating three of the four plates of breakfast served (just me!) and Varley wolfing down the breakfast buffet, it was time to grab the suncream and hit the slides! Most of the people at ...
... was my first night dive – and just the two of us with the divemaster. Again we returned to the wreck but the currents were much stronger by this time and I found it quite disorientating in the dark. Really enjoyed first few minutes and also when we were inside the wreck with no current, but didn’t take to the surroundings and had a minor panic a couple of times. Amazing to see the fish loom up at you out of the darkness though and when I switched my torch ...
... br> In the schools there's a 'Krupuk Eating Contest'. This is where kids try to eat as many Krupuks (shrimp chips) as fast as possible. Why? Well it's supposed to be a reminder of the times of famine under foreign control.
Then there's 'Panjat Pinang' - the Climbing the Greasy Palm Tree competition. A very long Areca Palm trunk is stuck in the ground and prizes tied to the top around a wheel.
Young kids and young men try to climb up the pole and pull down one of ...
... you can eat' buffet. The buffet consisted of 4/5 plates of something that looked as if they had been sat there untouched for the majority of the day. The place still seemed to be busy even in light of these shortcomings, we plucked up courage and took a table but chose to order from the menu rather than enjoy the delights of the buffet! It was definitely the cheapest meal that we have had since arriving here but it wasn't the worst. There was a comical commotion out the back ...
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