Grand Serela Kuta Bali
Travel Blogs from Kuta
... but the photo shoot was interrupted by distant shouts: 'krait, krait'. We were so exited that we dropped everything and ran towards Adrian from the centre who found the target species bungarus candidus. These deadly venomous snakes are rather smallish, slender and surprisingly calm. We again were extremely lucky to see this beauty and took plenty of photos.
on the way back to the parking lot Lenka spotted a huge white stripped boiga ...
... outside Sengiggi. We hadn't done too much research into this part of the trip but it was great to go somewhere quieter and not overrun by mass tourism. Our hotel was in fact a private villa fit for 8 with three double en suite rooms, pool, kitchen and living room. Not bad for £10 each per night. We met the owner Rocky who was a great addition to the trip. As the eldest child in his family he went to Singapore to study at 17 years old. He spent then time in Stratford as a chef ...
... as well as my hotel name is absurd. But, no one bats an eye as this young man tries to delve into my personal life. The next man, standing in a group of his friends calls out, "You, you need motorbike? Where you from? You got boyfriend?" How do I even start to combat this? I am alone in a foreign country, I do not speak the language or the culture. And yet, my blood is boiling. It is not even just the words. It is the assumption that I am an object ...
... smells wonderful, the scent of incense sticks that are lit every day outside every temple/shop covers Bali in a dizzying woody smell and mixes with the sweet smell of the fragipani flowers that are abundant ( fragipani is actually the National flower of Bali) .
At the same time of lighting the sticks another offering is also given usually arranged in small baskets made of bamboo and containing all sorts of different things most commonly rice and flowers ( however ...
... veg, pork, pork skin, pork crackling and black pudding, it was really good! We spent the afternoon on the balcony with Rick and Tess and picked their brains on tips for Western Australia. (Tess lives there). In the evening we took a taxi to the four seasons hotel, it had been recommended to Tess for it's great sunset views. It was super posh! I felt totally out of place in my H&M vest and baggy lounging trouser. The views were really amazing though, we sat ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking