The Real Daisy Blue Part 4: Wastin’ away again in Mosquitoville

19/6/96

 

Padangbai
Padangbai

Yesterday (I’m a bit behind sorry!), we took a bemo at 9:00 to come from Ubud to “Padangbai”, a small fishing village. We arrived at Padangbai around lunch and had the most delish lunch. Indonesian chips are divine! In the afternoon we went swimming at the beach & read a bit. Padangbai is starting to have a calming effect on me which explains why I’m behind in my journal. Ah, Bali!

20/6/96

 

 

Mosquito
Mosquito

Today we basically just swam at the beach and caught up on some homework. Last night the mosquitos or nyamuk absolutely feasted on me. Owww!!! I have red blotches all over me. The lady at our restaurant gave me some oil which stopped them itching so much. Tonight I was a bit sad because I heard my Dad’s favourite singer, Jimmy Buffett, on the radio at the Puri Rai restaurant. I don’t really like Jimmy Buffett all that much but it reminded me of home and Dad so I was sad. 6 days until Hari Ulang Tahun saya (My birthday.) I’m celebrating it on Sunday with a cake but Mum is taking me shopping on Wednesday for a birthday present.

21/6/96

 

Candi Dasar
Candi Dasar

This morning we walked around Padangbai and relaxed on the beach.

This afternoon we went out in a small fishing boat out onto the reef to see the sea, the islands and Candi Dasar coast. It was very pretty but a little bit scary and I got very wet as it was a catamaran style boat and it bumped a lot but I loved it anyway!

Tonight I met a really cute dog called Ritchie who lives at the Puri Rai, where we have tea, he is tiny and gorgeous.