Happy New Year - Kuta Part 2!
Trip Start Nov 02, 2010
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Sinah Indah Hotel
Hi everyone, from a very excited Mum and Dad who joined Louisa and Mark in beautiful Bali to share two weeks of their adventure with them. We hope you enjoy our ramblings!
We set out on 28th Dec after a couple of weeks panicking about the snow at Heathrow and the cross boarder fighting in Korea (we flew with Korea airlines) However, everything went to plan with no problems at all and were met at Denpasar airport by a very lovely looking Louisa and Mark around one o'clock in the morning. We jumped in a taxi after Louisa had negotiated a good price –a skill they have both perfected- and headed for the hotel. We were amazed at the amount of traffic there was, especially all the scooters and motorbikes and marvelled at the amount of people who can actually fit on one bike
Back at the hotel we shared out Christmas pressies, the best of which by a mile was the selection of salt and vinegar crisps we had brought for Louisa, she was a very happy girl!!
The next day or so we spent exploring the local area, sampling the local food and drink and made full use of the hotels lovely swimming pool. Neil and Mark also made full use of the lovely pool bar too and soon had some Aussie mates to chat with, some of whom were ex pats now loving their lives in Australia.
We were quite surprised how busy it was, but soon realised just how close to Australia Bali is and that a lot of people had come for a short, bank holiday break, a bit like us going to Spain really. It was also a lot bigger than we had realised with so many shops, restaurants and bars. I was in my element.
On New Year’s Eve, we chilled out by the pool for a while and in the afternoon we set of along the beach to Kuta where Louisa and Mark were staying a 20 minute walk away
Outside it was getting very busy with such a good atmosphere, even the occasional rain shower didn’t seem to matter. There were people selling huge fireworks which were just held up in the air and fired like bazookas!! Several bars later, it was midnight and everyone celebrated, dancing and fireworks in the street. We eventually got in around 3 am but Louisa and Mark celebrated on and finished up partying with some surfer dudes! Needless to say, New Year’s day was a relaxed affair.
Enough chilling out, our last day in Seminyak we went white water rafting!
Time to pack our things and get ready for the next part of our holiday