Day 9 - Hellow Bali!

If God were to retire or took a vacation he would choose this spot. No wonder Bali is also known as "The Island of God". After we said sayonara to Borobudur, Prambanan, The Sultan's Palace,  and the wonderful flavors of Jogja, we arrived in Bali very very late at night.

We met up with our driver and my mom at the airport. Mom, my sister Ria and my brother Alvin arrived earlier. Unlike, Putri, Jeff and I, they decided to stay near Kuta Beach, a tourist-y place. Putri had entrusted us to book the hotel in Bali and we chose Ubud, away from the hustle and the bustle of tourist in Kuta. Where Kuta is the beach side of the island, Ubud is more of the mountain side of Bali. It took us a while to get to our hotel from the airport. The streets are winding, steep uphill and very narrow and there wasn't much lighting on the streets. I definitely wouldn't want to be driving in this condition.

Finally arrived at Blue Point Bay Villa, very secluded, beautifully lit hotel at night that is. Since we arrived late at night, we only got a chance to look at the beautiful pool and went down to the beach very brief. We got in to our rooms and Putri managed to pull the headboard out of the bed and unfortunately found mold. She freaked out and asked for a different room. What do you expect? it's almost a rain forest, this area.

We were too tired to go back to the private beach and slept like a baby.

The next morning we got up to get some breakfast and went swimming. It was lovely!

Jeff was trying to watch his figure by eating right

This was my breakfast, pan fried egg noddles with all the fixin'. We call this "Mie Goreng"

Treyton enjoying the fresh squeezed OJ. The pastries were heaven!

Waiting for breakfast to come. Gazing over the Indian Ocean

After we filled up our bellies, we went for a swim. It was a really hot day out so it was the perfect day to cool off on this infinity pool

If you notice on the frog's statue head you'll see flower petals. You see this everywhere. This is one of the striking things about Bali. It's the daily profusion of offerings to give pleasure to the gods (and the demons). 

>>> After swimming we went to Bali Bird Park. Click the link to see some of the most beautiful birds in the world >>>