13.07.2010 31 °C
Salam - Hello in Indonesian,
So we have been n Indonesia now for the last two weeks or so, and have been living a very modest, chilled out island life. We arrived in Kuta, Bali on the 28th of June, and stayed there for a few days considering our options about where to go next around the island or by catching a ferry and do some island hopping.
We eventually decided to do some island hopping as staying on Bali felt more like being in Aus, as its the Australian holidays at the moment they were everywhere. So we made a very short journey down the coast of Bali to a quiet village called Sanur, stayed there for a night and took the public boat to an island off the coast called Lembongan. The public boat takes all sorts of produce needed for the islanders from chickens to literally kitchen sinks!!!
we stayed in Lembongan for 5 days, in which time i made my first trip to the hospital and had my first ever Local anaesthtic, and a fiar bit of my to nail cut waya due to a lovely infection i got somehow!! This meant i had to stay out the water for like 5 days, massive Bummer when you're on a tropical island.
Lembongan was wicked we went on some massive walks over the island hills, and saw some pretty wicked surf, an beaches, other than this we didnt see much, the island was so quiet, just motos and bicycles cruising the small streets.
We have headed back to Bali now, and are staying with a great group of Indonesian hosts in a small group of villas, they have been amazing giving us food as they have been celebrating the blessing of their Villa etc, and offering us Arak, their local Spirit which is pretty epic with orange juice, we were only planning on staying with them for about 2 days, but it soon turned into 5 due to their kindness and hospitality. But tomorrow we head to Lombok, which we decided we have to visit after a french dude raved about it, and it does sound amazing!!
Goose and I are Both now very healthy, and looking forward to lombok tomorrow,
Much love C&G