Today was as near a perfect day as I could have imagined, a great start to our adventures with perfect weather and excellent friends. After a great facetime chat with the fam, Chelsea and I hit the shops for a little ‘lucky” shopping in the morning. Balinese people will give you great deals in the morning b/c they believe its good luck to make sales in the morning and will bring good business all day. Then we met up with Cassidy and Nicole again to beach it up and get accosted by Balinese ladies who wanted to massage, pedicure, wax, and hassle the eff out of us. I really like Kuta but it’s very touristy and crowded, people yelling at you from all over to come into their stores, get a massage, take a taxi – its hard to feel relaxed when someone is literally grabbing you and telling you to come into their store. Yargh. We had a quick lunch and then carried on hassle-free poolside on the rooftop pool of our friends hotel. it was so perfect. We even found time to do a little crossfit action, courtesy of Ravi, my new friend and all around cool BT guide.
After a quick hotel stop we went back out with our friends for a farewell dinner and had incredible Indonesian food. The BT guides were so amazing to us, they helped us arrange our travel and figure out what to see and do while we’re here. They have already made our Bali experience so memorable and fun, its been a pleasure to see old friends and get to know new ones.
What does tomorrow bring? Well, we journey off the beaten path and onwards to Nusa Lembongan and the Gili Islands!! we leave by speedboat tomorrow for some tiny islands and some more fun in the sun!