Australia · 12 Days · 10 Moments · November 2016

Jade Dunning

Jade's odyssey through Bali


18 November 2016

16/11/16 Checked out hotel and got uber to grand la Walon. Had lunch and then headed to the markets. Hung out at the hotel until time to get a taxi to the airport. Checkin and security was a lot longer than normal which was annoying. Duty free pretty naff
15/11/16 Boat back to Bali. Shuttle to la grand hotel for lunch. Taxi to hotel - not the best hotel. Chilled

14 November 2016

14/11/16 Snorkelling coral and sea turtles Lunch on Gili air Free time - markets Dinner and beach party

13 November 2016

13/11/16 Ferry to Gili T! Lunch at the pool. went to the markets Hired bikes and cycled around to the other side to see the sunset. Horses in the sea. Sunset swing. Cycled back. Dinner seafood buffet. Early night
12/11/16 Primary school Coffee plantation. Held a massive fricking spider!! Lunch over looking Mount Batur Rice terraces

11 November 2016

11/11/16 Waterfall Check into new hotel in Ubud. Best Mexican for lunch ever!Monkey forest. Markets. Massage and dinner

10 November 2016

10/11/16 Tour day #3 In the morning we headed to Uluwatu temple that was sacred for being the highest temple as it's built on the edge of a cliff. The weather was not ideal for climbing up the side of a cliff today! There were also wild monkeys that roamed the grounds and liked to steal things from you e.g. sunglasses which was funny to watch. Luckily nothing got taken from our group. After we headed back to Kuta and had lunch at a restaurant with a pool. There was also a balcony that you could jump off of into the pool. We spent a few hours here before our surf lesson. For our lesson we headed to the beach. Had a quick lesson on how to stand on the board and then we were off into the water. I managed to catch a pretty good wave early on and was the first to stand up. Overall I managed to stand quite a lot. As this was our last day in Kuta we went to Sky Garden, the main club which was fun and an experience although not my cup of tea.

9 November 2016

09/11/16 Tour day #2 In the morning we got up and got on a coach to Tanah Lot. We stopped for lunch and then went to the temple. The temple is sacred as it's in the sea. The tide was too far in today and too rough for us to actually go up to the temple. After the temple we got back on the coach. The plan was to go to the beach to watch the sunset but we got stuck in traffic for 4 hours! It was meant to be an hour journey! To pass the time, people ended up hopping on and off to get beers. When we finally got back to the hotel we went for dinner and then called it a night.

8 November 2016

08/11/16 Tour day #1 So the tour doesn't start until the evening so I spent the whole day at the pool reading. In the afternoon I had to switch rooms but it was only to the room next door which was fine. In the evening I went up to the room to get ready for dinner and met my roomie for the next 8 days, Jordie. She's here from New Zealand with 4 friends from home. We went and met everyone by the pool and then went for dinner. After dinner we went to a bar that had table tennis and pool which we played until it was time for bed. Everyone was still pretty jet lagged.

7 November 2016

07/11/16 Landed in Kuala Lumpah. Slept in the airport until my flight. Again free row to Bali. Flight had a bit of turbulence but not too bad. Arrived in Bali and groupnleader not there to pick me up so waited 5/10 mins. Then he came and found me by the info desk as traffic had been bad. He showed me around Kuta on the drive and checked me into my hotel. Spent the evening relaxing in the room. The hotel was called the 'Grand La Walon' hotel and was really nice! The pool was so warm!