Bali for Xmas
Trip Start Sep 13, 2006
178Trip End May 08, 2008
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Anyway i spent my days on the beach doing a load of buggie boarding and surfing.. im still crap at the surfing but its great fun. Waves here are pretty big so it can take ages to paddle out through them. The beaches are pretty packed with surfers. One of the days i went on a white water rafting trip which was cool. it was on some river a few hours away from where i was staying. The raft i was in was in bits and the air was pissing out of it so the guide had to bring a spare pump along in the raft..(filled everyone with confidence). The river was quite rough and there were lots of waterfalls and jumps u went over in the raft so really enjoyed all that. Had met up with some Australians and hit the Bali club scene with them most nites.
Honestly you would not have a clue that it is xmas here.. the Indonesians dont celebrate xmas at all so all the shops & bars are open and even the construction workers were all working away not a bother
ive seen the odd xmas decoration and heard maybe 3 xmas songs so far (but thats a good thing) so when xmas day came i decided i wanted the old turkey dinner which i got and it was okay but the portion was fuckin measley so i still had to have a chicken satay after it to full me up. I know at home its my favourite dinner of the year simply cos all the food is so good and i can stuff myself stupid that day...no chance of that this year. Definitly a novelty for xmas between the weather, beach and atmosphere here.
So went clubbing then with the australian lads xmas nite. One thing that is funny about the clubs here.. is that most of them are free in and give you a free drink as you go in... but locals have to pay in and get no free drink.. thats completely alien from other asian places ive been where westerners are charged a lot more than locals for entrance.
Stephen's day i hit the beach and surfing again and started sorting out my onward journey to Lombnok for the next few days and the new year.