Melka Excelsior Resort Hotel
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... br> Such boring shopping but for us essentials.
We have not bought before planning to stock up in malayasia or Vietnam and found things to be more expensive.
Bali beats everyone else hands down for this sort of gear.
As we were entering Bintang though, we had stumbled into a cremation ceremony.
This guy must have been wealthy or at least well known as there was a big model of a bull made and also a carriage set up with his ...
... got a bit bored after a while. Plus we still have not recovered fully from the jet lag so we have been getting sleepy by 8pm and the show started at 7:30pm.
The next morning we woke up and had breakfast on the porch of our room and then headed out for the day. We rented bicycles for $2.25 each for the day and explored Ubud and the surrounding area all day long. It’s a very hilly area so we were exhausted by the end of the day, well really, we ...
... beautiful pendents made from sand and shells and held onto coconut backing with resin and polished....needless to say, I'm a magpie, and we ended up buying several of these beautiful baubles! The whole evening was wonderful, relaxed and friendly and a real insight into family living in Bali, lovely lovely lovely way to celebrate becoming a certified diver!
So it was that we ended three days of diving and decided that we needed a day off, so we took one and did almost exactly ...
... or whether it is just the unavoidable homogenization of our global popular cities. They all become a little too much the same. On an ugly note, sometimes it has reminded me of the ports that huge cruise ships pull into that all have the same T-shirts, same knick-knacks, same “I (heart) Bali” fridge magnet (or fill in the blank with the town). Yes, Ubud had all that. Ubud has a lot of that.
But, there was something else too.
As someone who has done a few dives over the years, there was one site I really wanted to dive, and this was the USS Liberty. Basically, a supply ship that was torpedoed by the Japanese during WW2 and then beached in Tulamben. It was left there for sometime before a volcano erupted in 1963 and pushed the ship into the water, where it has since laid.
Leaving the airport in our hired car, we had no map, no GPS and no idea, so we followed a ...