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Quick stopover in Bali

9 September 2013

My goal for our last day in Jogya was to get totally up to date on the website and I succeeded!!!! Yeah!!!.

Our last dinner was at Bladok – a nice way to spend our last night.

Jim's 63 cent haircut

Jim's 63 cent haircut

10 September 2013

0415 came too soon and by 0500 we were off to the airport. Check in at the airport was a breeze and then off to the waiting room but not before a 35K Rp charge per person. I found that a little strange. The flight in from Bali was a little late so we were 30 minutes late leaving for the 50 minute flight. Our driver was right outside the arrivals gate. Since the airport is under construction, there is a bit of a walk to the parking lot but the hotel van was close by. It was a late request on my part but yesterday I had contacted our hotel (Quest Hotel Tuban) regarding airport pick up and was pleasantly surprised on two accounts, one was their quick response to my email and secondly that transfers were free.

Our hotel was just about 5 minutes from the hotel – we can see it from the top floor of the hotel. For $38, it is a lovely room overlooking the long infinity pool and it includes breakfast.

Quest Hotel Tuban Bali

Quest Hotel Tuban Bali

Relaxing afternoon in Bali

Relaxing afternoon in Bali

This is the life!!

This is the life!!

We did decide that “you know you’re in Asia too long’ when it’s a treat to have a bathroom where the shower and toilet do not share the same space. Just sayin'......

There aren’t many choices close to the hotel but we found Pawon Pasundan just a short ways down the street. It turned out to be a great choice. They are known for Gurame Bakar “flying fish” – Jim had a version in a tamarind sauce …sooooo good.

Wonderful Gurame Bakar

Wonderful Gurame Bakar

Enjoying lunch at Pawon Pasundan

Enjoying lunch at Pawon Pasundan

Our afternoon was spent enjoying the pool and the spa facilities. My reflexology foot massage and Jim’s massage Services were not as inexpensive as some places in Ubud but still a great price: a reflexology massage and pedicure for me and an hour massage for Jim - $45.00 total. I was so looking forward to having pretty feet again.

We didn’t have high hopes for dinner as we wandered outside our hotel. But, as we rounded the corner at the end of our street things changed. We noticed a small warung that was full – there were a lot of westerners but they looked pretty happy and after our dinner…so were we. Jim had a fried (stir fried) seafood noodle dish that was good but I ordered a deep fried sweet/spicy squid dish that was awesome. It’s been a while since we’ve had squid so tender…we picked a bad time to leave our camera back at the hotel. Thanks to Warung Segarrrr in Tuban for such a great meal.

11 September 2013

Breakfast at the hotel was pretty good. It’s time to repack our bags and get ready to head off to the airport. On to our new adventure in Australia!!!

Even though we're off on new adventures, the thought of friends at home and the 12th anniversary of September 11th weighs on our minds. With all the other strife in the world our thoughts are at home.....may we never forget!!!

Posted by pjburke 18:51 Archived in Indonesia

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Great now we are all up to date. The old temples are just beautiful. Good job on the batik and cooking lessons. Now you are off to a completely different world in the AU, looking forward to the next set of updates. Enjoy.

by AnnMarie Kuffer

I loved Bali--also liked the massages more than the Thai ones. Ahhhh, now to AU . . . they love Americans and they'll adore you two! Rad haircut, Jim! <3

by Rosie

I think that looks like a 35 cent haircut, you got taken Jim!

by Larrie Miller

Don wants a 35 cent haircut!!! Although the one
he just got looks like one!! Anxious for you to
get to Australia. Hope you like it.

by Arlene

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