The Seri Villas
Travel Blogs from Seminyak
... for the ijen trip but all the shop keeps want to harass you which makes it very difficult to bring yourself to stop and talk to them long enough to determine what they have and how much anything is. Drink another beer and the rain goes into overdrive. Some enterprising chap rides up on a moped waving stuff that look like ponchos. They are ponchos I'm so impressed with a) his enginuity, b) that I dont have to go looking, and c) or deal with any pushy ...
... t get paid or if they do, the money never gets to where it should.
Well .... What a big surprise!
I have also just read an article about the Taxation System in New Zealand. It was in a magazine lent to me by a very interesting New Zealand couple who have been visiting Bali for years. They too have witnessed the deterioration of the roads, the bad developments, the crowds where once the lucky few strolled. They still come back ...
... bike with it!
Yesterday I caught the tourist shuttle from the port at Padang Bai to Ubud. At five dollars for an hour and a half with air-conditioning, it wasn't seeming too smart.
Then it began to bucket down.
Just what the tourist demands:
No waiting or thinking required.
No getting wet either.
Just like a cruise really.
Except for six meals a day!
So, this is where Canary Islanders holiday?
... early morning revelry, which we have now experienced. Much more about our fascinating, eclectic neighbourhood in future entries.
Back to Ubud, back to the hotel for the final night, another lovely breakfast the next morning, packing, moving, and settling into our new home. We hit a supermarket/department store, then went to Annie’s for cocktail hour and a local restaurant for dinner, then sleep.
This morning ...
... What kind of prehistoric emergency service does Bali run on? Perhaps it's run by the same person who deals with the economy.
Well, she can't be too bad then. I glance over at her. She's resting quietly with her legs splayed out, she has a large abrasion to the lower and upper part of of her ankle stopping just at her calf. A superficial injury really.
Lucky woman I think. Until they lift her to get her into what was our mini van but has now become an ambulance. She ...