Today was one of those days that everyone needs every now and then. Wake up to a nice buffet breakfast sitting outside looking over the Indian Ocean. Then head over to Kuta Beach and surf for a few hours, buy a few things (T-shirts), have a nice lunch and then get a two hour massage for $15 total. That’s right, it really is that cheap here for really good massages. Everything else here is pretty cheap too and it is all good. Bali really is as good as advertised. I can see why people get stuck here for weeks at a time. In fact, I think I am eliminating Borobudur from my itinerary because I just want to hang out here in Bali a little more.
I don’t really have too much more to write about from today because except for taking an island tour it wasn’t too much different than yesterday but even more relaxing and I finally did get a little color and get to do some surfing. Also, I did manage to check out the hotel I am moving to when I get back from East Timor on Friday called the Bounty Hotel-it looks pretty awesome. So I will be going from the luxury of the Le Meridien to backpackers in paradise-should be fun and it totally reminds me of the Christabelle in Ayia Napa, Cyprus…some of you will know what I mean.
Tomorrow morning I jet off for Dili, East Timor or Timor-Leste as they like to call it in Portuguese. It should be interesting and it is just going to be a short overnight hop to do some snorkeling and maybe some diving if it’s as good as they say it is. I am really curious to see what it’s like over there. Anytime it’s reported on the news it’s always for something bad. However, they have had peace since 2006 and hopefully for at least a few more days!