Traditional Balinese Village, Snorkeling Fail, Stone Hopping & Trying Lobster

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?


  1. Kristina Kac
    September 4, 2014 / 6:20 pm

    Super videoposnetki! Tisti royal palace kraj je čudovit!! :))Fajn si predstavila Bali! 🙂

    • Sandra
      September 4, 2014 / 6:34 pm


  2. Kristina Kac
    September 4, 2014 / 6:21 pm

    Aja in kaj je s tistimi kokošmi?? :)) Zakaj so barvne?? :)))

    • Sandra
      September 4, 2014 / 6:34 pm

      Baje jih imajo za boje in jih pobarvajo, da vedo katera je od koga. Boge reve. :/

  3. Anonymous
    September 5, 2014 / 7:21 am

    Interesting comments about the lobster. I have never tried it but it does seem to have a prestigious status attached to it. I would like to try it someday if somebody took the meet out of the shell. I would die if I was just served the entire lobster ha.

    • Sandra
      September 5, 2014 / 9:19 am

      Yeah, I really didn't find it anything special. Shrimps rock! 😀

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