Traditional Balinese Village, Snorkeling Fail, Stone Hopping & Trying Lobster
Sandra Thursday, September 04, 2014
I don't even know which exact day is the topic of today's post, because it's been almost a month since I came back home from my Bali vacation. How did this happen?! Time really does fly! All I can say is, thank god for the photos that remind me of what exactly we've been doing that day. So, what have we been doing? We first went to the village, where people still live very much traditionally. They even get married amongst each other, which sounds a little if not a lot creepy to me, as there's only 200 of them.
Next stop: snorkeling. It's safe to say that snorkeling is not for me. When I put on flippers it was like somebody cemented my feet into the ground. I couldn't move! I don't know if the flippers I got were just too big or too heavy for me, but the point is, there was no snorkeling on my part going on. I had to crawl out of the water and wait for the others to be done. I was really angry that I didn't have my swimming shoes me, because if I had them, I could go totally go with the rest of the group. The ocean was really calm and since I'm a good swimmer, I'm sure I wouldn't have any problems. I mean, I was a mermaid in one of my previous lives after all! My flippers are built-in! But as I didn't have any 'protective' footwear and wasn't too keen on the possibility of getting my feet cut on pointy rocks and corals, I decided to skip on the experience. It later turned out that I didn't miss out on anything special anyway, so no biggie.
Tirta Gangga, the former royal palace, is the last place we visited that day. There's a lot of fountains, gardens, pools and sculpures in there, but the main attraction is definitely the stepping stones. I've been jumping from one to another and believe it or not, made the whole way through the pond without falling in!
When we came back to the villas, there was dinner waiting for us. We had lobster! I've never eaten it before and was really curious how it tastes like as so many people are loving it. Or do they? I didn't find it anything special to be honest, in fact, I don't feel the need to eat it ever again, so I'm starting to think people eat it just because it's considered 'fancy'. Lol. I don't know. Have you eaten it before? Have you liked it?