Saturday, February 23, 2013

Redcliffe Style does Bali

I have just spent a week in Bali with my husband sans children. This was our first time and it was a wonderful adventure. I won't go on about it because I find other people's holiday snaps boring and don't want to put you through it. So I'll race through the highlights.

The hungry, little fish that nibble at dry skin. They were very tickley and seemed to vibrate. As butch as my husband is, he giggled like a little girl.
We hit Sarong for cocktails and dinner. This was on the recommendation of Mrs Woog and Nikki Parkinson. It was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. We rolled out of that place very content and a little tipsy.
Water Blow at Nusa Dua. No one told us about this place and we stumbled upon it on an adventure. It was mesmerising watching the ocean drain out of a narrow gap in the cliff and then come gushing back in, bursting into a bubbly tower of water. The trembling and rumbling created by the water was fantastic. We got absolutely drenched but didn't want to leave.
Spa day. On a rainy day, we found a spa and planted ourselves in it for the day. Massages, facials, cream bath with a mani and pedi. It was only $80 for the two of us and was an excellent way to relax after a few busy, adventure days.
Visiting the ancient Uluwatu Temple. We climbed a old, stone staircase along the cliff face to reach the temple. We had a guide/monkey tamer/photographer led us around but you are not allowed inside the temple. We were constantly warned about the hundreds of cheeky monkeys that reside there. I saw plenty of monkeys but, to my disappointment, no cheeky ones.
The requisite elephant safari at the Bali Elephant camp in Ubud. Our guide was completely devoted to his elephant Marcella.
The highlight of the trip was definitely the bike ride down the volcano Mount Batur. This was 28km through villages, temples, rice paddy fields, jungles and more. This was an incredible experience. It started raining half way through our ride and this only made it more fun. We finished the ride in our tour guide's village, at his home and his wife made us an amazing feast. If you visit Bali you must contact Made from Celebrity Cycling Tour Bali. We ended up calling on him a few times when we wanted some local assistance and he was fantastic.
Have you been to Bali?

20 comments:

  1. Woohoo ... what a trip. Glad you got to enjoy Sarong!

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  2. I've never been but would love to one day. Looks like you and hubby had a fabulous time together - a "second honeymoon"?!!

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    1. It was very much like a second honeymoon :)

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  3. Looks like you had a great time. xx

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  4. What a trip. I LOVE looking at other people's holiday snaps!!!

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    1. Haha, well that's good. I knew there must be someone that had to like them :)

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  5. Glad to hear you had a fabulous time. We went to Bali for our honeymoon, nearly 14 years ago. Such a wonderful holiday. We went to the same temple and we definitely experienced the cheeky monkeys, having one try and hit whilst I had a picture taken it crept up behind me on the wall.

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    1. It must be time for a second honeymoon then x

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  6. Never done Bali, Rachel, but maybe we should. I love the little fish experience, as you might gather from the post you just read. Such a strangely relaxing experience. You both look so refreshed, fit and happy. Would love a dose of that! :-)

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    1. After a while you got use to the little fish and it was relaxing. You just have to be brave enough to put your feet in there :)

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  7. How awesome! Great photos, looks so much fun. I would love to do that with no children.

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    1. It would have been completely different with children. I'm a glad we were lucky enough to be able to do it without them this time :)

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  8. What an awesome trip. Glad you had a great time.

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  9. Loving the snaps! Especially the day spa - looks so relaxing :)

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  10. I love that first photo! You look relaxed and like you're having a great time. And the day spa!! Glad you had such a great holiday.

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  11. That photo of your husband giggling like a girl while fish nibble his feet is an absolute crack up!
    Looks like an AMAZING holiday.
    x

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