Bali. The island often referred to as paradise & the island almost everyone who watched Eat Pray Love wants to visit. The island is located in Indonesia, east of Java. The largest city & capital is Denpasar. The population at the last census was roughly 4.5 million & last year a reported 5.5 million tourists visited Bali.
Having said this, I’m fairly certain a large number of my readers have been to this island or someone in your social circle has been because this is a very popular destination. Truthfully, I was a little skeptical about going because I thought it might be overrated. I was wrong, it wasn’t overrated. I wish I had more time to spend there & I definitely will be back in the future.
I arrived in the morning & got to the hotel about an hour later. The weather was great, not too hot & slightly overcast. I was exhausted so I decided to take a nap. The nap turned into a full on sleep & I woke up in the afternoon. Great. I travel halfway around the world & I sleep the day away. I got up & got ready to see a bit of Bali.
I walked towards the beach in the hopes of finding some good food & something to drink. I was really happy to find a promenade along the beach. This was really cool because there were stalls & restaurants scattered all the way along. So I walked.
I walked for a short while & got to a point where I realized that there weren’t other people around. Odd, but maybe it was normal. I also noticed some music getting louder. I thought it was strange that someone would be blaring an Ed Sheeran song as it didn’t really have the island feel. There were a few trees on my left & a wall on my right so I couldn’t see exactly what was going on. Until I got to where the trees & wall stopped. On my left – a bride, groom & an officiant. On my right – a bridal party & a congregation. I walked into a wedding ceremony. I was wearing flip flops & swimming trunks. I was so embarrassed that I just continued walking as fast as I could & didn’t turn to look at anything else. I couldn’t understand why they would be having a wedding in a place where anyone could interrupt. I just hope I wasn’t the only person to have done that.
I continued walking & found a restaurant facing the sea so I decided to have something to eat & enjoy the view. After all, I didn’t want to be walking back anytime soon. I sat & watched the sun set. All while mosquitoes went to town on me. Most of them getting me between my fingers. I can’t explain how frustrating that itch is.
Overall, it was a good day with beautiful scenery & delicious food… and one more embarrassing story for me to share.
Keep traveling, keep safe.