On the negative side were:
- Rubbish absolutely everywhere, E V E R Y W H E R E
- Scooters and traffic also absolutely everywhere! You couldn't walk on the narrow sidewalks because you get hassled to come into a stall by the locals but you couldn't walk on the street either because of the heavy traffic! My favourite is when the scooters go on the sidewalks if it's a one-way street. Love it.
- Sooo touristy. So so touristy...
On the positive!:
+ cheap local food (unless you are in Kuta and eat at all the damn Aussie inspired places...)
+ such a vibrant culture albeit a bit touristy
+ good surf (I guess)
We rented a scooter in Kuta, it was lethal. Here we've just fueled up by buying two bottles of Absolut Vodka filled with petrol....
Finally reached Padang Padang where they held a surfing competition. Beautiful place but crowded and prepare to get hassled.
After our death ride to Padang Padang we decided to leave hell (Kuta) and go to Medewi, a quiet surfer spot, with Fynn's friends Ewan and Mairie.
|For $7 a night for a room you get what you pay for.|
Part of the charm...
|Our favourite restaurant (and only)|
Cheap and delicious food and drinks
|Ewan and Mairie|
There wasn't much to do here: Surf, Eat, Surf, Eat, Sleep...
From Medewi we got on another bemo (public transport) to Denpasar (another part of hell) and made our way to Ubud. Here we found a gorgeous homestay for only $13 a night!
|Mama chicken and her little babies.|
Banana pancakes with coconut and palm sugar and
a big fruit salad.
|New camera with panorama function.|
An unimpressed Fynn
Balinese Legong Dance
And here the camera died.