Dec 072011
 

Fredde woke early and finished of some blogs until we had a late breakfast. Yesterday we had spotted a nice ceramic store and went there after breakfast to try and get some bargains, we had some success 🙂

After careful planning on how to travel to Kuta, what taxis to take, how long it would take and how much it would cost we went out to the main road and waved down a taxi. It turned out to be no problem to get a taxi to Kuta on meter and after half an hour in heavy traffic we had arrived on the main road in Kuta. Kuta is where all the surfers stay and hangout.

It took at least 2 minutes before someone tried to scam us with a lottery ticket together with a hotel promotion etc. Amazingly, Greet won 2nd price ($1000) and Fredde 1st price (a free luxury stay at a hotel). Of course we both knew it was a scam but the guy was just so tiresome and stuck to us like a leach. We decided to use a more direct but rude method – ignore! It worked! Although we dislike being rude to people and ignoring them, we dislike even more to be hassled every other step we take.

There were a lot of big modern surf shops on the street with in between cheap bars and street shops selling all kind of things. Even though we are going home tomorrow we decided both to get some new nice flip-flops in one of the surf shops.

We took a much needed lunch break at a wonderful sushi-place, Take. Take was the real thing with big picture menus (luckily 😉 ) and way too many nice things to choose from! We decided on a seeweed salad and Miso soup as starter and some nigiri and a couple of exciting rolls for our main. It was absolutely delicious food!

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Very satisfied and with full tummies we continued up the shopping street into Legian. Here we actually found a nice little shop with souveniers and ‘junk’ we actually liked 🙂

Extremely warm and exhausted from the walking and heat we took a taxi back to Sanur. We found Martine and Kees by the pool (arrived one day later than us) and we took one last dip in the water this vacation. Our last dinner was spent at a traditional Bali restaurant together with Martine and Kees; it was really nice and very good food. The perfect end to a perfect vacation 😀 !

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