Friday we went with Martin and Sonya to a local café for breakfast, possibly my new favorite in Bali. Café Bali had the cutest French colonial décor, played an assortment of jazz from the 40s-50s and had delicious food, at extremely cheap prices. My scrambled eggs, tomato, toast and butter was $1.50. That would have been plenty of food, but I felt the need to add in a crepe with chocolate, naturally. (based on these last few posts, it’s clear we haven’t been going hungry in Bali…I swear we’re doing more than just eating)
After picking up all our laundry, which cost a whopping $8 (a steal, considering in Australia, we were paying $8 for one small load and washing it ourselves), we decided to head to the beach and take a surfing lesson. We found Andy who said he’d give us both an hour long lesson for 150,000 INR (about $15) each. It was awesome. Andy was pretty fast paced and there was never any downtime. He ended up keeping us out there for almost an hour and a half and we caught some pretty good waves. The swell was about 2.5ft (at least I think…our English to Balinese translation wasn’t always perfect) that day. It was a very successful first attempt (third in lifetime total) at surfing in the Indian Ocean. If you’re in Bali and want a surf lesson, be sure to stop by and see Andy who is located on the beach, directly across from the Hard Rock Hotel in Kuta. We’re definitely heading back to Andy again before we leave Bali!
(laundry – allllmost everything I packed for the trip)
(with Andy post lesson; surfing the Indian Ocean waves)
Rounding out our day, we took a trip to Tanah Lot to see the temple on the ocean and watch the sunset. I have a slight obsession with sunsets, especially those on water. Like, really obsessed. I could sit there for hours on end (well, obviously not hours, they don’t last quite that long) taking pictures and zone out watching the waves. Which is what I did.
(Tanah Lot crowd gathering for sunset; Tanah Lot sunset; Tanah Lot; Balinese fisherman at sunset)
To cap off the night, Danielle and I had a honeymoon dinner at Melasti Tanah Lot Seafood Restaurant on The Cliff where we dined on a delightful white snapper, which we picked out ourselves (obvi taking a picture with him before he got fileted). The dinner, paired with spinach, rice and Bintangs, was enjoyed while we sat watching the waves crash into the cliffs. We were also serenaded. Treat yourself to the video below. It was magical.
(with our fish; our dinner; serenade)
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