Sunbathe, swimming, spiders and sparkles
Trip Start Sep 15, 2012
138Trip End May 01, 2013
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Like hawks (German ones...) we nabbed two sun loungers and spread ourselves out for the day. The following four hours went blissfully by with a mixture of rotisserying (sic) ourselves in the sun and swimming intermittently to cool off in between rotations. It was somewhere in between reading a chapter of Flowers in the Attic and overdosing on Vitamin D that Vikki contemplated how lucky we were to have the opportunity to go on an adventure like this and Paula contemplated how beautiful our new Smurf and Angry Bird flip flops were
Our skin couldn't take anymore crispy duck so we decided to put our livers to the test and headed to the duty free shop where we purchased alcohol and tobacco without the burden of Government taxes. It was on the way to the duty free shop where we were faced with a little bit more SE Asian animal cruelty as a small boy wielding a snake was thrusting it at Burka clad women until tourists paid for the priviledge of another plate mounted family portrait for their mantel piece. To balance this up, you could also have a picture of the family riding on a emaciated pony complete with trap whose only joy was that it was no longer tethered to a post in the 35 degree heat. With this in mind we decided we might like to have one of the locals sit in the midday sun and pencil a characature of us kicking the cruel masters in the goolies at some point.
Returning to the hotel we passed the Segway kiosk where Vikki suggested at some point we should mix things up a little by doing a Segway pub crawl around the fish ponds and over the ornamental bridges picking up a cold beer each time we passed the duty free shop! We agreed that 50 laps should do it...
All showered and spruced up in the evening we had made the decision to go for a civilised meal at the only decent restaurant in the village
With all this said our food arrived and it was absolutely delicious. Melt in the mouth tuna sushimi and warm salty edamame followed by teriyaki salmon and strips of sizzling beef served on an iron platter. Yum!
We headed back to watch Legends of Fight, an Asian mixed martial arts championship, on the TV and prepared for another hectic day in paradise tomorrow...