Bali Swiss Villa
Travel Blogs from Seminyak
We arrived in Bali in the evening and it was also very hot...not as hot as Singapore though so that was a relief!!
The airport was crazy...there were lots of Balinese guys standing around the luggage carousel helping you get your luggage and they insisted on wheeling it out for you, we spotted some signs saying it is illegal to tip them but as …
... few. Some other statistics of catering for a cruise were mindboggling. The chief chef is the ONLY one who keeps the key to the caviar cupboard a mere $50,000 worth!
Andrew also gave a cookery demonstration which we attended and thoroughly enjoyed, preparing a foie gras dish and a halibut recipe, both of which were included in his chef's dinner later in the voyage. He made a hot chocolate which was exactly that and was presented in a small tiny cup for everyone to ...
So we've been travelling around for just over a week and it feels longer, time certainly slows down when it's hotter.
So far we've stayed at the Matahari Lodge in KL for 4 nights. Then over to Bali, Seminyak, we stay 1 night at a pretty nice hotel called Hotel Paradiso, and another 2 nights at a place called S Villa.
Bali is a really nice, hot, sultry place where traffic horns beep in constant communication for 3 reasons: 1) Get out of the way. 2) I'm ...
... had been pleasantly cool when we arrived but by the time we left at 9.30 it was quite hot and sticky. I asked Made to turn up the air conditioning and by the time we reached Uluwatu at 11 am I was feeling up for another walk.
Uluwatu is another of the seven sea temples and was also built by Niritha. While not as attractive as Taneh Lot, it's located in a spectacular spot on top of the cliffs overlooking the sea. There's a path running along the edge of the cliffs flanked by ...
... but traffic is a definite issue on Bali with the roads being overly congested. Arriving in Ubud it didn't take too long to find somewhere I was happy to settle on. I had to work hard to get the price down to 100,000RP even with being about a 10 minute walk out of town. Still I got quite a bit of bang for my buck, including, wonder of wonders, a hot shower (My first in Indonesia)! This was no ordinary hotel. One of the quirks of Ubud is that nearly every hotel and home ...
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This was a lovely hotel, hidden away down the dirt roads. We had a 2bdrm with a private pool...very very nice. In the morning the chef came to your room and cooked breakfast...very fancy!! The staff were very friendly and helpful.
Only negative thing is that the light in the bathroom wasn't very bright but besides that i would recommend this hotel and having your own pool was a great bonus!!
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