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Sanur, Bali

Our last days in Indonesia

Knowing that Dan was going to be shattered from his volcano trek I took on my own challenge of trying to find some accommodation we could afford in Sanur. What I hadn't appreciated was that this area was predominantly resorts and at this time of year was very busy. This resulted in a couple of frustrating afternoons trying to search for something that wasn't too expensive. Finally I stumbled on Sunhouse Guesthouse and decided just to go for it and hope for the best.

I arrived in Sanur before Dan and got a bit concerned he might not be able to find the guesthouse as Wena (who had given me a lift) had to stop about 5 times to ask directions. It was located in the Jalan Matasari area which is the southern part of Sanur, a bit further away from the main area. We pulled up outside a walled compound with a big gate on the corner of one of the back roads.

This is what greeted me on the other side...


I couldn't believe my luck, it was perfect and only 10 mins from the beach.

Its safe to say Dan was equally impressed when he arrived!


On our first night I took Dan to a place I had found down the road called the Art cafe. There was an old couple from Austria sitting on the table next to us and towards the end of the evening the old man shouted over to us "have you seen the flying dog?" Not really sure how to respond to this random questioning, we gave him a smile and said we hadn't. "Its been up in that tree for the last 15 years!" was the next exclamation. He clearly had lost his marbles and Dan discreetly signalled for the bill as I obliged looking over at the tree for a flying dog.

As I looked at the tree I suddenly saw a movement on one of the branches and a wing unfolded in the darkenss, it was a huge bat! Turns out he had meant to say a flying fox and he hadnt lost his marbles after all!

I went back to next day to take a pic...


Sanur is known for its 4km beach path so we decided to check it out. It is literally resort, after resort, after resort, with private beach areas and sun loungers. I now understood why I had so much trouble trying to find a cheap place here!


We were a bit concerned at seeing this sign...


But then relaxed when we saw this one...


Being at the tail end of our budget and still needing to have funds to visit Singapore and get to Australia we didn't do much in Sanur other than walk along the beach and chill out at the guesthouse.


Fish face!


We didn't really go out much for dinner as the restaurants along the beach were a bit pricey as they tailored for all the people on holiday in the big resorts so instead we opted to get take out from one of the local warungs or pot noodles for cheap, and made use of the DVDs our gueshouse hired out for free.


It was on one of these chilled days that we saw huge storm clouds coming over in the afternoon and soon enough it was raining. This turned into a huge storm in the night where the rain made so much noise you couldn't hear the TV even at full volume. Never experienced anything like it, and the thunder and lightning was epic! Lighting up our whole room as if it had struck right outside and with the sound of thunder vibrating right through you!

Another reason we were watching the pennies was that we needed to buy some warm clothes before getting to Australia as we would be arriving in Melbourne for their winter. As Australia is expensive we would make the most of the malls in Bali which hopefully would be cheaper.

Lets just say we got a bit carried away with the credit card! All essential items though!


We nicknamed this dude Charlie. He lives with the laundry lady called Wayan down the road from us.


It was time for us to leave Indonesia, the last two months have flown by!!


We ll definitely be coming back! So much more to explore, we only scratched the surface!


Posted by doyledan 17:03 Archived in Indonesia

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