First day in Bali and the longest stroll EVER. What started out as a walk on the beach turned into a 10 hour trek through stalls, shops and suburbs. From Legian to Double 66 loop around to Seminyak and then a taxi to Kuta....then walk and walk and walk some more. My calves were aching the next day - just as well we booked in for a 5 hour luxury packed massage/ pamper session because I dont think I could have done that again!
i love the colour of Bali!
Its everywhere you turn. Beach front and shops = colour
What became a favourite breakfast spot in Seminyak - Sea Circus cafe- good healthy food and bright cheery surrounds. Really lovely art works and pottery and unusually palatable coffee = coffee love
Unusual but clean toilets with artful wash basin...the hand towels are a nice touch
Anywhere in Bali involves traffic of all kinds. Check out the power lines! Everywhere a mass of cables and the electrical work is done on the ground with the multitudes walking straight past..live wires and tourists!
We saw young Balinese texting - passenger and driver on a bike whilst crossing the busiest intersection totally oblivious to the onslaught of traffic. We watched a pedestrian get hit by a bike on the edge of a road (we were in a car several lanes over) and a dog on a lead being pulled by a driver on a bike ( the dog distressingly got cleaned up by a parked motorbike). On the flip side the taxi drivers all were calm and slow and gave way willingly - nobody was in a hurry
Bikes below riding up on the curb to avoid traffic. One Way streets become two way - the old and the new clash. Bikes are laden with the most unbelievable things in the most precarious ways
To be continued....
And the winner is Karen for my 50th Birthday surprise!
PS had the best time ever with my two sisters! The Best!