Here I am, back with another Bali post. There are only two more coming up, and then my regular beauty posts are taking the center stage again. On the 8th of August, we were spending the day at the villas. I finally had time to check out the pool from ‘the inside’, but that was not the only activity of the day. We actually had a little cooking class with Ida, who taught us how to make some traditional Indonesian dishes, which we later also consumed, haha. Everything was yummy!
The following day, half of our group first went to the fish market, and then later joined the rest of us who decided to go straight to Dreamland Beach, now also known as New Kuta Beach.
The enrty to the beach was rather extraordinary. We had to go through security to this building, which looked like a hotel, but was actually a pool/restaurant area. We quickly reserved some beach chairs and jumped straight into the pool overlooking the beach. The view was amazing! We had a little photoshoot and right after we were done, I was approached by this random guy – I think he was Chinese – who asked me if I would be willing to take a photo with him. Lol! I’m mentioning this, because that happened several times while we were in Bali. We were being approached by random people all the time, and they seemed to be ecstatic when we agreed on being in the photo with them. I found it so hilarious and so weird! I’m not sure if I was supposed to feel like a celebrity or a freak of nature, haha. Has anyone had something similar happen to them while exploring Asia?
Once we started being tired of the pool, we went down to the beach. I considered taking up a surf lesson, but fortunatelly realized the waves were way too huge for beginners and tried body boarding instead. It was exhausting enough. Half an hour later, after being swallowed by the waves a couple of times and thrown onto the rocks, I was done. Don’t get me wrong, it was fun whenever I managed to ‘catch the wave’, but I definitely underestimated their power. Thank god I didn’t try to go surfing. I would probably drown. One girl from our group was brave enough to go, but returned back after a couple of minutes with bruises and cuts. Ouch.
Once I was done with the waves and got rid of over a kilo of sand from under my bathing suit, I made my way back to the pool and ordered some lunch – cheese fries. So delicious! Oh, and then another weird thing happened. I was almost proposed to. Don’t ask. Let’s just say that men in Bali certainly don’t waste any time. Lol.
Our bellies full, we made a late afternoon trip to the Uluwatu Temple. The views were incredible, but the monkeys totally stole the spotlight. We were warned about the stealing monkeys before we visited the temple, so we left all our belongings – minus the cameras – in the car, but some people apparently didn’t have a clue. There was a guy who got not one but two pairs of glasses stolen! It was like watching a comedy with a bit drama thrown in there. And then, after the temple, we stopped at Uluwatu Beach. We didn’t go down to the shore, as the beach looked strictly for surfing, but we did enjoy the views while having a cold drink at one of the bars above on the cliff.
Our last stop of the day was a restaurant by the beach. We were watching another beautiful sunset while devouring fish and listening to a group of entertainers, who later came to our table and sang us a SLOVENIAN song. We were pleasantly shocked to say the least.