That means... We're going to Bali!!! Chris and I just booked a trip to go to Bali for five days in May. Bali is about a 7 hour flight from Sydney and we've heard nothing but wonderful things about this island. We first discovered how wonderful this island is when we booked our accommodations.
We hired a one room villa at a place called Sesari Bali which was recommended by a colleague from work. It all begins on Friday night when a "butler" picks us up at the airport and takes us to our villa. The following morning and each and every morning we are there, the staff will come in and make us a fresh breakfast - maybe an avocado milkshake with chocolate? (Saw that in our Lonely Planet book - we are such tourists).
So once we get to our private villa, we actually don't ever have to leave. We've got our own private pool with lounges, a staff that will happily come and cook any meal we choose and of course a masseur who will come to our villa and give us massages whenever we like. This might be my favorite part of Bali, and we're not even there yet - massages are $15/hour! I think Chris and I deserve a massage everyday by our private pool! It's a tough life!
The area we are staying in is called Seminyak which is supposed to have great restaurants, shops and bars. It's about 20 minutes outside of Kuta (which is the most touristy area) and is close to Ubud (a very cultural area with arts and crafts and some temples).
Again, we can't wait to explore this new culture and can't wait to share our experience when we get back. There will be more posting before we leave. Sampai saat itu, sampai jumpa. (translation: Until then, goodbye)
Countdown... 13 days!