Sarah is here and Mailiss & Erling are back home in Norway. We hope Erling feels better since he wasn't feeling too good after the suckling pig on the night marked in Gyanyar! Luckily most of the holiday wasn’t ruined for him, except the last days and unfortunately they couldn’t join the party we had in mind as their goodbye on Friday evening. We still went out with Sarah and it was a great night. We are not used going out anymore in our easy and slow life, so we looked forward to party ;-) Skygarden is one of the biggest discotheques in Kuta and for our taste nothing worth writing about at all. But we like the beer garden they have: 2 hours with free flow beer for around the 4 euro's, once in a while that’s a fun thing to do. After all the beer we went to a beach party at La Plancha in Seminyak, the best party in the area, it takes place once every 3 weeks and is so much fun! Good music, good atmosphere and good people. We had a lot of fun and felt the hangover big-time the next day, but it was worth it though. We also met a Dutch guy who wants to climb mount Agung with us, money saved and more company found, always nice.
With our hangover we relaxed some hours on the beach with Erling & Mailiss before they took of back to Norway. We on our hand took our stuff and scooters and headed to Ubud for a weekend of shopping, more shopping, some sightseeing for Sarah and another party. The party was for Kadek, old colleague from Sjaki, it was his birthday and it was nice to see and talk to friends again :-)
With our hangovers and big shopping plans we went to bed on time in our beautiful homestay in Ubud.
Time for the shopping we had planed for months, we had saved up money and we were waiting to buy most stuff till the end of our period in Bali. Of course we had seen a lot of the things we would like to bring home, now it was time to buy it. We will ship 1 cubic meter box from Bali before we leave :-) Bali has so incredible much art, woodcarving, stone carving, clothing, silver and all the stuff you can imagine. You could shop beautiful things until eternity! And then for prices that are unimaginable to us back home. Sometimes with a bargain and sometimes they start so low that you just don’t even have the conscience to start to bargain on the price. We came home happily with fantastic things and still money in the pocket.
Besides shopping we also showed Sarah the beauty of Ubud, the center and the surroundings. Iris is slowly becoming a pretty good guide in many places, seeing it for the 2nd and 3rd time, and still enjoying the never tiring Bali nature and sights.
Now it’s far past midnight and its the 5th of May, day of liberation in NL and my (Iris) birthday! I will enjoy the day with yoga and beach with Sarah and diner later on, I look forward to it, so nighty night good folks all over where you all are! :-) <3