Crappy Morning followed by better afternoon
Trip Start Jan 31, 2011
297Trip End Dec 15, 2011
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This morning i was due to go to Sanur where I had found (but not booked!) a cheap hostel with dorm rooms which would have cost £6 a night rather than the upwards of £10 I'm having to pay everywhere else. I went on hostel bookers to check the address by doing the accommodation search for one night and found it wasn't listed, help! That meant there was no rooms left! I frantically searched for somewhere else cheap to stay and was losing hope, then the bus arrived.
I got a shuttle bus to sanur and met a girl on the bus, who was staying at a cheap sounding hostel. When we arrived there it turned out to be the same place I'd been looking at in the morning, but under a different name, therefore it was full
I arrived in Ubud and started looking once again for a cheap room and was told of a place where I could get in for 100, 000 which was really as much as I was looking to pay. I got myself a little bungalow in a family house with breakfast included in the price. I sat and had a little sob, then sorted myself out and went for some lunch, it was already about 3pm.
As I sat there I asked the waitress if she knew anywhere I could rent a motorbike cheaply, and she said yes. Her friend turned up not long after and let me have a motorbike quite cheaply and also offered to take me to a cremation tomorrow, I asked what the catch was - no one ever does anything for nothing, but there was no catch. Just after he left a guy I met in Hong Kong plonked himself down at my table! Brilliant! We chatted a while, then he went to watch the sunset from a hill somewhere and arranged to meet again at 7pm. In the meantime I went for a walk into Ubud
22:02 At 7 I met Sean and we went out for dinner with another guy who he was staying with here, who is a carer for quadriplegics or as they have been renamed tetraplegics. It sounds hard and difficult to manage life around, as you live with the person full time for 2 weeks then have a week off, then live with them for another 2 weeks, which I imagine makes renting anywhere for your week off completely pointless as you're never there!
As we sat and chatted an unusual looking western man turned up with long blond hair, a sarong, tweed jacket and teva sandals, he really looked quite bizarre!
After dinner we walked up into Ubud and went to a place called Boom Boom bar, where a live band was playing- 'special tonight romantic love' which isn't good for me as today would have been my 3 year anniversary, so I guess today I've felt a bit low, I didn't achieve much and this is a difficult time of year for me and may be for a few years to come as it's hard to forget something, or rather someone, that meant the world to you who you still miss every day and wish had wanted the same things as you, including this amazing trip. I wanted both but could only have one though and now my life will never be the same again, it has been knocked onto a different path, a potentially nomadic path where I can call nowhere home anymore.