Sunday 21st August: Surf & Skate Park
Another day in Bali, another Balinese breakfast to set us up for the day. We decided to hang out on the beach today, so got some sunbeds with a big umbrella because it’s too hot to lay in the sun for long. We went to Eddy Bar, where we hung out with Eddy n his crew who were lovely n chatty. Eddy is from Sumatra and has 3 kids.
We went for another surf but it was a lot less successful today, the waves just weren’t right for us, so we retreated for some beach food… Which is basically a bowl of soup with loads of random things chucked in it, like noodles, pork balls, some cracker type things etc. Which was the bargain price of £1
Then after a lil snooze we headed back to the hotel to get our skate gear n embarked on an adventure to the skate park! It’s a cool bowl called the Globe Bali Skatepark. I was happy to be able to skate it and not be scared! It doesn’t have coping like we know it in the UK, it’s a concrete style edge, but has some great shapes to cruise around.
Even though the sun had long gone we were still completely sweaty, have no idea of the temperature, but it didn’t feel too bad. The local skaters were a lot of fun too and friendly. We laughed with them at their silly antics with each other, like trying to flip a bottle of water up from their board to their hand when doing a flip.
Eventually we got hungry, so wandered along the street where we found a cool little local eating area. We got a plate of rice with a selection of bits n bobs that we selected from the window. It’s fun trying to work out exactly what we’re eating! Ha ha ha! I had some chicken bits and some sweet corn fritter things with chilli. That meal cost us about £1.50 each! Bargain!
whilst eating we watched the locals doing their thing and a pack of dogs defending their home on a statue in the middle of a roundabout! Dogs are found everywhere, some feral some with collars, they just wander the streets like cats do in the UK.
We then started to walk back hoping to find a taxi as it was a long way back, we then saw this odd structure that turned out to be a bus stop. You climb is some steps which takes you about a metre n a half high, then flag down a bus n the bus doors open up at your height. But we didn’t end up on one of those buses because a tour bus pulled in on their way home n gave us a lift. It was fun because it was just us, the driver and the conductor so we sat n chatted to them. We directed them all the way back to our hotel and it only cost us 30p each! (On the way there it cost us £6.50 each by taxi)
The night was not quite over as we both craved something sweet after all the carbs we had been fed, so found a gelato where I had the most amazing Lime sorbet & dark chocolate sorbet!
Looking forward to tomorrow’s Bali adventure 😊