And I’m even somewhat over the jet lag (although wow, the jet lag going to and from Bali is possibly the worst I’ve ever experienced) and mostly over the cold I caught my last morning in Bali. Note to self: don’t expect to come back from a vacation halfway around the world, however relaxing it might be, feeling well rested.
But I had a truly amazing time. And I’m going to share a few highlights with you.
Most relaxing moment: The couples’ wrap and massage at our beach-side resort.
Best dinner: The five-course meal at our resort in Seminyak.
Runner-up: The Lotus Cafe in Ubud, for obvious reasons.
Most exciting moment: Riding on the back of Daisy the Elephant
Most challenging moment: The entire journey home, when I was really sick and our flights were disrupted by a typhoon.
Most surprising moment: Actually liking the coffee I tasted at the coffee plantation
Scariest moment: When this little monkey couldn’t get my water bottle out of my pocket and therefore refused to let go of my leg.
Most touching moment: Releasing baby sea turtles into the wild.
Most romantic moment: Dancing with the boyfriend in the surf to one of our songs while the sun set.
Favorite cultural experience: Pura Luhur Uluwatu and the Kecak Fire Dance we saw there
Best hello: From Nala when I got home in the middle of the night
I am also happy to report I did not get sunburned, I only got a few bug bites, and I didn’t succumb to dengue fever. I did eat a lot of great food, go swimming in the Indian Ocean for the first time, and make out like a bandit in the souvenir shopping department.
I also got to see several gamelan instruments (which are made of metal) being transported via scooter, which is a sight I don’t expect to forget any time soon.
And now to get back into the swing of things at home!