I’m sitting outside our villa beside our pool in the cool morning air, its a beautiful time of the morning here, Jeanette is up reading in one of the other chairs The girls haven’t made an appearance yet, still I have no doubt that they are awake. When I say ‘our pool’ we have to share it with the villa next to us however since that villa is empty so far it’s our own private pool.
We’re staying in the Villa Agung just out of Ubud, Bali surround by the rice crops. Oh and do not forget the ducks. There are lots of ducks and you know what? Ducks are surprisingly noisy for such small creatures.
It’s been a very chilled holiday so far. We’ve had a massage the every day so far and have another one lined up is afternoon. Still Jeanette and I are going on a three hour bike ride this morning so I think we will deserve that massage this afternoon.
Er, sorry about the the rather abrupt ending to the post if you started this yesterday (it’s now Friday) I had to go have breakfast.
No, honestly. I did. It was that bike ride thing I mentioned. We were being picked up and I lost track of time as one does on holidays. The bike ride was great by the way but I’ll get into that on another post later.
Other than massage we haven’t done much really.
On our first full day here in Bali we went into Ubud to the Joga Barn for a session of Tai Chi. Now while the movement itself wasn’t to bad I am so not that spiritual. That part just had me bored to tears. Still I kind of knew that before we did the Tai Chi, not sure I’d bother to do that again though. That session basically killed the morning and we went out searching for food.
We certainly didn’t have to look all that far to find it and it was good. In line with that whole decadent theme we’ve been developing we ordered a cocktail each. Can not remember which one I had but it was certainly yummy.
After lunch we found the Monkey Forest (really not that hard to find we just sort of wandered into it. There is a fee of 20 000 rp to get in which really isn’t too bad. Not that big but there is, as one would expect monkeys everywhere. Of course there were people feeding the monkeys despite the signs asking people not too. One has to get that ‘adorable’ photo of the monkey drinking from the coke can doesn’t one?
Next on the adgenda was, you guessed it, massage. We went for one of those package deals which included massage, scrub, bath, facial and pedicure. Two and a half hours later we wandered out thoroughly pampered. The idea of budgeting has gone out of the window for this part of the trip. Even so it’s really not that bad since the costs here are so low.
By this time it was almost getting to that stage where we were thinking about dinner. Still we had time for a quick run through the markets before dinner. The two girls did a spot of bargaining purchasing a couple a dresses each.
That was pretty much it for the first day in Bali.
The massage was probably the best bit as far as I’m concerned, even if your on a budget, splash out and treat yourself. It’s so worth it.