Well, what a nightmare way to start our trip almost missing the plane thanks to Sydney’s roads. Then spending 3hrs at Bali airport waiting for our bags only to have one arrive and then the baggage carousel stopped. Trying to track down anyone that could help was almost impossible until you lose your temper. Then find out that my bag with some of my camera gear never made the plane which is kind of hard to believe when 2 of us check in at the same time and we only end up with one bag! On to the Hotel……
Today we did a little site seeing head off to Nusa Dua this kind of private gated area has some of the biggest hotels in Bali, also home to the most popular golf course in Bali. The beaches looked very inviting but I still had no swimmers so had to give that a miss. We walked all the way up to the point to the Nusa Dua Water blow a.k.a Blowhole it was low tide but still managed to get some water blowing out the top.
On the way to the Uluwatu Temple, we stop off at the Pantai Pandawa beach also known as “secret beach” surround by massive limestone cliff this white sandy beach is a must see reef that. There are shops along the back of the beach you can buy just about anything from Bintang’s to Nazi Goring has a tourist you will have to pay to get into the beach. RP10,0000 each person about $1 Aus.
We are going to the Uluwatu Temple or Pura Luhur Uluwatu for sunset and the Kecak dance Visitors must wear a sarong if you don’t have one you can borrow one. A fee for entering is also payable where you pick up the sarong. The Temple is amazing right on the edge of the 70m cliff, looking over the Indian Ocean this is a must for sunset. The views are magnificent such a pretty place wish we didn’t have to rush to the show. The Kecak dance is taken from the story of Ramayana the sound is only made by the dances mouths. The dance goes for an hour. As you can image the drive back down the hill is a little crazy with a couple hundred people all leaving at once!
We arrived back at the hotel with no sign of a bag! Despite reassurance from the Garuda Indonesia staff member at Bali Airport