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Trip Start Mar 06, 2011
6Trip End Mar 10, 2011
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Upon arrival in Seminyak we moseyed around the Bintang markets in the climbing Balinese humidity. When the interest in that waned (10 minutes later) we went to the Asia spa and treated ourselves to a massage package. It lasted for an hour and a half and only cost about $9.50. The place was less flashy than the last spa but personally I found them more experienced.
Ted picked an hour foot massage and a pedicure; I picked a half hour foot massage, pedicure and upper body massage
After this pampering, we walked around looking for a nice place for lunch, and went to Made’s Warung. This was a good choice as we had our first experience of Balinese food. I tried something called Nasi campur which tasted nice even though I wasn’t sure what everything was. Let’s just hope it doesn’t give me the complete Bali experience by sending me to the toilet every 10 minutes!
We headed back to our villa and Ted made the same mistake I made in Ulaan Bator by befriending a local dog and, next thing you know, we have a new pet following us everywhere. He parted company with us once at the villa where we relaxed in our surrounds before getting ready for dinner.
Back in Sydney I ran into a friend from the early QantasLink days, Jessie Whetton, who told me she would be in Bali when we were there, so we arranged to meet up once here
It was so great seeing Jessie again, we could really reflect on the early QantasLink days. I think Ted was quite impressed with the place too because he messaged Ian and Kylie who arrived in a few minutes, followed by David and his mate Dan about an hour later. So it was like a reunion of everyone we’ve befriended since we arrived here. One thing I did notice is how the shrubbery before the beach conveniently hides all the hawkers trying to see you something!
We all enjoyed our Balinese paradise before it began to get dark and everyone was getting hungry. Jessie was going to her mother’s place in Seminyak for dinner, so she recommended a nearby restaurant named Biku. Great choice! We again were able to have some brilliant Balinese food and the evening did not cost an arm and a leg. The service was exceptional and I’d certainly recommend it. Kylie and Ian’s villa was conveniently a 5 minute walk away so we went back there for a drink before heading back to our villa. Another Balinese day with a happy ending (sort of)