Jimbaran Hills Resort & Spa
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... with the restaurants, that wanted to offer us seafood for about 1 million Rupiahs (apart from not wanting to spend around €60,we did not have that kind of cash on us), we could settle on a mixed platter for two for 200,000. So, even for lunch it pays to haggle in Bali. After lunch we went back to our rooftop pool and enjoyed cooling down and a great view and sunset. The next day we finally went to the water park. We had wanted to come here before we went ...
... climb the tower. We put this down to a bad experience (is it a coincidence the stairs were painted red?). Jeff thought he might have an issue, but it was the wrong time of the month.
After this, we visited Kuta, which is kinda like the Malia of Bali. Awesome. It was crowded, full of Westerners / McDonalds / bars, but it was fun to see. We unfortunately had our first booboo here too, when we left Jeff's debit card in the ATM there. Oops. Cue an expensive ...
... round to be greeted by a local man who explained that the ceremony today was essentially a coming of age celebration for some of the boys as well as a tooth filing ceremony, done as a sort of cleansing/purification act. In view of our recent temple experiences we were expecting him to put his hand out for a tip, but he did not - just a helpful and happy man. Many people were praying in the small temple, others mingling and making merry outside it, none of ...
... I liked the music, which featured some hypnotic drum rhythms. I didn't watch as they sacrificed a duck, a goose and a goat.
Then we went in search of the ancient stone pillar. Though famous it wasn't, or at least not to most of the locals?! Only one tourist guide knew it for sure and told us how to get there. was very security conscious and I found out why; local politicians and US embassy staff often stay there. We drove past the Hyatt four or five times in ...
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