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!
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.
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.