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Kuta ::: Bali ::: Indonesia

INDONESIA | Thursday, 19 March 2009 | Views [875]

Crying sad on the plane alone…missing her…not knowing where I am going…no guidebook…so many emotions…I fall asleep.  I wake to beautiful Bali.  I get off the plane gather my things and then get a taxi to god knows where.  The taxi takes me to a hotel, which is expensive but at this point I have no idea where I am or where to go.  I met a guy on the plane who gave me a name of a place but I think I am too tired and sad to deal so I take the expensive place after bargaining them to cut the price in half which they do since it is not season for them and anyone willing to stay and pay something is better than nothing.  I get in put on my bathing suit and head to the beach.  It is only around noon so I have all day…so I decide to surf.  I rent a board and surf my afternoon away.  Later while I am walking back to the hotel I stop in the tattoo shop on my road just to talk to the guys there and meet this guy agus who is super cool who offers to take me to a cheap local place for dinner.  The next morning I pack up my stuff since I know I am not going to stay here to find a cheaper place where the backpackers are (agus had shown me where to go when he took me for dinner).   While walking around I run into the guy who was next to me in the plane and he takes me to the place he was telling me about.  It is like a 1/3 of the price of the last place I was staying a bit dodgy but ok none the less.  I drop my stuff off in the room and again head to the beach.  On my way I see this placed called Havana café, which advertises free wifi.  I walk passed it at first but something tells me to go check it out even though I do not have my computer on me.  I go in and sit at the bar the guy next to me says, “you have to try one of these”.  He is drinking some iced coffee drink so I say I will have what he is having (he also convinces me to have the same breakfast as him)…literally.  We start talking and his name is travier from Australia.  He has been to bali many many times and offers to take me around.  At first I get on the back of his bike and later we pick me up my own.  He takes me all around.   Thru these little back allies and such.  We have a couple of beers at blue ocean a place which I will end up hanging at a bit.  While there he tries to get in touch with his friend Carla who is a designer and had work done at a factory in bali.  We end up going to her villa, which is amazingly beautiful.  The entire living room is open to the outside, no walls; you have to walk thru the yard to get to the bedrooms…beautiful when not raining.  We end up hanging there and having a few drinks chatting when a couple of her other friends come over.  Naomi and Tasha are two of the girls that come over.  Tasha is from nyc and we hit it off right away.  She is a single mom and has been living in bali since she was a kid.  We all decide that we are going to go out together that night….so trevier takes me to my place to get ready (since I have no idea how to get there or to his place) then I follow him to his so he can get ready.  We end up going to a place called rumors first then we head to the bounty and then to m bar go.  We dance and drink and have a great night.  Trevier ends up wanting to leave and Tasha offers to guide me home later.  Well us girls end up closing m bar go having a great time.  Tasha invites me to just come crash at her place since it would be easier and she will take me to mine later.  First we go to the villa she is watching which is just as gorgeous as carlas but decorated much  nicer since it is owned by a gay man who is a interior designer (makes his own furniture) and his partner.  We had there for bit then head to her house to get her daughter Zahara who is 8 for some breakfast.  I end up checking out of my hotel later and spending my days with them in the villa.  Could not have been better.  We go to the beach we surf we go out at night I really am thankful for meeting these girls.   I had the best time with them.  One day while out with Tasha we have to pick up her friends motorcycle it is a tiger and nice which I get to ride since tasha has to ride her sweet Honda motorcycle.   We drop it off at her friend Honeys house and there I meet Honey and Marcia.  Tasha will take myself and Marcia to her friends place in Candi Dasa for the Nyepi holiday.


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