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Nat's XXX Rated Birthday

rain 26 °C

Okay so maybe it wasn't anything like that, but catchy titles are always good for readership. The truth is that we went out for another fun-filled day and realised too late that the battery on the camera was dead so we don't have any photos of the day. We had a great day, so the memories will have to do and we will add some other photos of Bali we have taken in the last week.
Nat wanted to explore Ubud for the morning and she had found a great spot for lunch as well. We are starting to notice a little drawback of this place and it is the traffic...wow is it crazy chaos. We loved having the rental car so we could explore at our own pace but we were just as happy to get through the four day rental without a scratch or a scooter lodged under my front bumper.
Ubud seems to be a highlight on everyone's tour itinerary as town was jammed with big luxury tour buses that did a number on traffic. We explored some shops and checked out this charming little town. There are plenty of little artisans with tiny shops lining the streets, the architecture is quaint and just beyond the buildings are the greenest rices fields you have every seen. The restaurant Nat chose for her birthday lunch is called Bridges and it was a brilliant choice, out of the hustle and bustle, on the edge of a deep river gorge. We ordered most of the appetiser menu and a bottle of our favourite Sancere rose wine and settled in for a great afternoon. The traffic on the way home was more of the same and the rain was starting to fall, so it was a quiet night in Sanur.

This morning we found out that the rain had continued through the night and was still coming down hard when we went for breakfast. As much as it has rained, it hasn't slowed us down or cut into our fun at all. Maybe because we know that our trip is all but over or maybe because everyone here seems to accept the rain and carry on with their usual daily activities. Either way, Bali has been great.

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Posted by colincampbell 05:31 Archived in Indonesia

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