Welcome to this short interlude during our busy house sitting schedule. We found we had three unaccounted for weeks between our Bangkok and Fiji house sits, so after deep thought and looking at a map we choose Bali as our vacation spot.
After a short delay in Kuala Lumpur we arrived in Kuta, Bali to be greeted by our smiling driver, June, from the hotel. Of course the best part was our luggage arrived with us. June provided us with a great introduction to the friendliness of the locals here.
One of the first sites we visited once we were settled was the memorial to the 2002 Bali bombing. It is a reminder that no one ‘peaceful’ place in the world is any safer than another. Unfortunately there are simple pathetic cowards everywhere who will attempt to hurt others. This site, for me, simply reinforced the desire to continue exploring the world and meeting the incredibly friendly people the world over.
Even though Indonesia is the most populous Muslim country in the world, on the island of Bali is where you find the majority of the 1.69% of countries Hindus. What that means for us is there is no problem finding pork to eat and you have to always watch where you are walking so as not to tread on Canang sari baskets which are literally, everywhere.
Before you start to think that Bali is some kind of horrible place I should balance out our experiences a bit. The people here are exceptionally friendly and helpful. The other fantastic part of our experience so far has been the restaurants. The food here is fantastic and varied.
Up next is exploring the coast of Bali and what it has to offer above and below the water.