Bali Trip 28/09 ~ 02/10/07
Day01 280907 ~ Early ^yawn^ flight ^yawn^ to KL took off smoothly & arrived ahead of schedule at LCCT, out rendezvous point. Had a quick breakfast at McDonald’s before the gang showed up an hour later, in time to check-in for our outbound flight. Yet another surprise, as only Brandon, Colina & CCW a.k.a Channel (Brandon’s brader) turned up; Julian had already bailed out earlier due to work issue, now another unfortunate friend of ours horrendously mistimed the her schedule & missed the flight altogether. Any hopes of her reconciling with us by catching the next late-afternoon flight were quickly dashed when we learned that flight fare had soared to a stratospheric RM700++ one-way… Yet another person less on our
Touched down at
Fatigued after spending almost half-day of travel time (from Kch), we ran into yet another minor albeit frustrating ordeal; supposed hotel airport reception guy did not turn up; a quick phone call (mistaken arrival time), a thousand apologies & 15 mins later, we were ushered & chauffeured to our hotel, a mere 5 mins drive away in downtown Kuta.
Balinese architecture is nothing short of impressive ~ just simply love them!
First thing to do after checking in ~ is to get some rupiah $. ATM kiosk aplenty around town…
Not used to seeing many 00000s, only wished I had this amount in RM =p
Then off to jalan-jalan cari makan….
Late lunch at 3:30 in the afternoon~ nasi goreng ala
One of the more extreme of the many adventure rides around town, just opposite our hotel. Have yet to see a single soul give it a shot throughout my 5 day stay there…. Fancy getting hurled 50m skywards? Cunn leh, got Sparco seats summore. No, my ball’s aren’t big enough give it a try.
Checking out downtown Kuta ~ the heart of all the action; a pretty, vibrant & bustling little seaside town where tourists seemingly outnumber the locals, where every other premise is a hotel, an eatery, a spa, a souvenir shop or a surf outlet ~ the whole place thrives on tourism.
Getting around town is fairly easy; one can rent a Harley Davidson… or you could hitch a kereta kuda.
~The other preferred mode of transport ~ Horse-power packed, can even overtake cars one you know!
We then headed back to our hotel to get ready for our sight-seeing tour… * been churning out lots of words for this particular post, will let the pictures do the talking from now on…
Sunset @ Jimbaran Bay
Soaking up the sea breeze & tantalizing taste buds with ikan bakar feast @ Sharkey’s
Kuta comes to life at night. This is afterall
Checking out the buzz at
This fancy surf outlet uses real life mannequin!
I had to take a closer shot to be sure
CCW mimic attempt failed miserably….
Hectic schedule for days to come, we decided to call it a day by 10:30pm