Ciao there :-) I am guilty of not having written anything blog-related for ages. But truth be told, there is a reason for this, and that is that I now find myself in Bali. In Ubud, more precisely.
Before coming to Ubud, I spent a couple of days in beachside Sanur recovering from my jet lag, which was caused by a 40 hour journey from Europe to Indonesia via Guang Zhou, China.
The lovely little seaside town of Sanur is mainly famous for the amount of retirees that move there, and is known to be a rather sleepy sort of place. Well, sleep is what I needed so I decided to book myself into Taksu Sanur, a nice and substantial pool hotel to chill out on my own for a few days.
I also had a suuper nice facial and manicure / pedicure combo at Leha Leha Spa, right next door to my hotel. Honestly the ladies working in this place are lovely, kind and professional, and compared to European prices this place is a steal.
Finally, I met up with a friend who lives in Sanur and together we did a little beach cleaning. I.e. we gathered plastic and other non-disposable waste with a very friendly team of locals and expats alike, which gather every Sunday to help maintain the Sanur beaches nice and trash free (well sort of ;-).
I mean I holidayed here, so why not help a little to keep the place enjoyable for everyone? Bali has unfortunately way too much garbage strewn around the island for its own good, and locals definitely need to be encouraged towards recycling and against littering. What better way than to set a little example?
Perhaps that’s not much activity for a couple of days but this being my 4th time in Bali, I am here to unwind and work on my own projects – and am therefore not too interested in doing the tourist thing.
Speaking of tourism, I will give big thumbs up to little Sanur, which on an island suffering from many a negative effect of tourism still preserves and element of calm and dignity, and a welcoming local community.
I will be back soon with more, just wanted to give you a little summary of what I have been up to… Will leave you to enjoy the sunshine or the rain for now… xxx
Jalan Duyung 3,
Jalan Danau Tamblingan 180,
Jalan Danau Poso 26,
Jalan Sudamala 5,