Beach, surf, culture and more
01.03.2012 - 16.03.2012 33 °C
We have had a great start to our holiday in Bali. The next morning it was pouring down rain but that didn't stop us from going to the beach. We headed to Kuta beach and poppy hired some boogie boards for us. We spent 5 hours in the surf. We couldn't believe we stayed in so long. The water was pretty choppy and there was a lot of rubbish in the water much different from Australia but it was so good to see the ocean again. Where we live in Australia we both live near the sea so we missed it. Poppy said, 'that not all the beaches are this dirty and they do try and keep them clean." When we came back to the hotel we showered, ate dinner and then went for another swim in both pools until it was time for bed.
The next day our auntie Laura and uncle Matt arrived and we all went on a day trip. We hired a car and the driver took us to Uluwatu which is a famous surfing beach in Bali. It was beautiful and very clean. We had lunch along the side of the cliff and then walked down to a cave and had a look around. It was so cool. After that we went to Uluwatu Temple where we saw a temple on the side of the cliff and there were some monkeys all around the place. One tried to take nanny's flip flops off her feet. He tried to get each one but she was able to hang on to them. It was so funny!
Towards the end of the day we went to the GWK cultural centre. There were two really big statues inside the complex. One was of a god and the other was the head of a big bird. They were massive. We walked around and looked at everything as we waited for the Balinese dancers to appear. In the theatre the Balinese dancers danced and so did a dragon. There were Balinese men that played instruments while they danced. It all sounded and looked so different to what we know in Australia but it was very good and interesting. We also had our photo taken with them to.