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... there wasn't much stock to try. Each model is named after a different part of Indonesia and reflect that area in some way. They were beautifully made and I was glad I got to see the store and chat to one of the makers for quite a while about them. If I do get one, I'll have to have it custom made in left handed and shipped to Australia. From here we went to Echo Beach. We hoped to get lunch here and found a little place with deckchairs overlooking the beach and right ...
... sell their beautiful handmade wood and stone statues, carvings of gods and icons, wonderful wooden ornamentations and huge, literally huge statues of Hind gods and goddesses. Unlike Java the island of Bali is Hindu and not Muslim, and it was at times like stepping one foot back in India as we were constantly spotting huge statues of Ganesh and the more popular Hindu gods as we rode around the island together.
We arrived at town, hot but exhilarated from the ride (bums were ...
... wish to achieve I can, like the arrow aimed at a target; if I
think it, and persist in that course, I will reach my goal.
--like an arrow, when I disapprove of a course of action, I give one
indication and people know where I stand.
--My challenges are:
--the forest is dangerous for me.
--illness is mostly in the form of headaches, bodily weakness, and
some stomach issues.
A beautiful start to the day here. Breakfast by the Resort pool (did I mention minimal guests). Then Jane put the idea in my head for a massage. The gorgeous Sonda from Sulawesi looked after my tired shopped out feet and I drifted off for an hours luxury. I'm not a mad Monkey temple person (been there done that when I backpacked around Sth East Asia in my early twenties). So at Uluwatu I opted for a rest in the shade, a bottle of water and a chat ...
Again, blog written whilst travelling so tenses change (I'm too lazy to correct this)
So early today I devoured a tasteless pineapple pancake (what is peoples fascination with pancakes for breakfast? They really don't hit the spot for me) then went to the harbour (Gili Air) for the very smooth bus and boat combo to ubud, where I'll hopefully be arriving shortly.
My first impressions of Bali: although a comparison to Lombok isn't really fair as the gilis are ...