Arrived in bali!
Trip Start Feb 03, 2011
23Trip End Jun 24, 2011
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We have speant the last four days in a grogeous hotel just relaxing and trying to adjust to the way of life around here, and we now love it. our first day was a bit daunting, you cant walk 10 metres here without nearly being ran over by a scooter, or have someone come up and try and sell you something, but its all part of the culture here and we appreciate that now. we even tried to join in by hiring a scooter for the day to have a propper look round the area. we are never doing this again. the roads here are completely crazy and after 10 minutes of being constantly beeped at and nearly falling off atleast 5 times we took the scooter back to the guy who gave them us and decided to get a taxi
the streets outside our hotel is full of market stalls all selling bintang vests and dodgy designer gear, we have purchased a few bargains and we enjoy bartering with the stall owners to get the cheapest price possible! we still cant get over how cheap things our over here, we have been eating like kings for around 3 pound a night we get a starter and huge main, with a couple of beers and fruit punches aswell, this makes a really nice change to the rediculas prices of australia! we have tried to be adventurous with food and make sure we eat indonesian dishes. our favrite so far is called soto ayam and is a big bowl of soup with noodles, potatoes, vegetables, a bioled egg and pieces of chicken and costs about 70p! we have also tried afew strange things from the street food carts!
now we have settled in here and got used to the scortching heat and humidity, we are going on a day trip tommorrow with the lady who owns a resaurant next door, she is taking us to see the "real indonesia". we are going inland to ubud and stopping at temples and waterfallls which we are really excited for!!
apart from that there is not much else to report, i bought a new camera for a bout half the price it would have been in england, so you will still get to see pictures
love and miss you all, will blog again soon to let you know how our indonesian experience goes!!