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A Day in Bali 3

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Usual routine of having breakfast at Kuta Beach Club but today we started the day a bit later as we only have snorkeling planned at 10am. The rest of the day will be pretty OTOT (own-time-own-target) so we are going to take things slowly…

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One of the interesting decorations at Kuta Beach Club.

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Waiting for the driver to come and fetch us for snorkeling at Nusa Dua. He’s late so I took the opportunity to take some day photos of Kuta Beach Club.

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Entrance of Kuta Beach Club. We waited for around 10mins before the driver arrived.

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Journey to Nusa Dua area didn’t take very long and we were brought to a water sports provider along Nusa Dua beach. Checked our snorkeling equipments and off to sea!

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Testing in open sea on the way to snorkeling with LX3 inside the DiCAPac WP-610 Waterproof Case. Click on link “DiCAPac WP610 Waterproof Underwater Case for LX3” to read the review of the case.

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Photos of fishes taken during snorkeling. It’s pretty difficult to take a good photo as the fishes are swimming around to eat the bread thrown by tourists. Yes, I wasn’t the only group there at the snorkeling site, there was around 6 to 7 boats crowding around.

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Yeah, there was a few scuba divers as well too! The snorkeling took around 1 hour and we took a rest before leaving Nusa Beach.

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While going up the vehicle to send us back to hotel, I spotted a lonely make-shift food stall…

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Back to hotel and then we wander out again – Passing by Ramayana Hotel and Spa (as always), it looks good and location (next to Kuta Beach Club) is great too!

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Rows of shops opposite our hotel (Kuta Beach Club). Our area is really convenient and there is also a 24hr convenience store next to Ramayana Hotel and Spa.

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For lunch, we had a quick bite at McDonald’s at Kuta. It was lunch time and it was pretty crowded, mostly with tourists.

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A very nice-looking restaurant. It look even more magnificent during the night!

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With nothing much on the itinerary, we headed off to Kuta Beach to take a stroll. It’s a beach holiday after all 🙂

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Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Bali.

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As usual, it’s a very nice weather at Kuta Beach. It’s warm so we sat down to have some Bintang beer (Rp 20,000 each) as well as to chat with some of the locals.

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Taken from our seat (with shelter from large umbrella). The surfboards are used for those who are taking any surfing lessons.

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After lazing around Kuta Beach for more than 2 hours and guzzling down 5 bottles of Bintang, it’s time to move on. We went in to Mecure Kuta Bali to have a look. My, this is a nice hotel too!

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Entrance of Mecure Kuta Bali.

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A nice looking restaurant with swimming pool within.

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Strolling around to sight-see…

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More of walking around. 🙂

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Passing by a restaurant/bar which had a poster – “We serve bloody cold beer”.

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Passing-by the 2002 Kuta bombing memorial that was built on the site of the destroyed Paddy’s Pub on Legian Street.

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Sky Garden Lounge – heard rave reviews about this place and the 3 storeys offers different lounge experience.

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Ordering an Italian ice-cream to cool down from the hot weather.

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Passing by a shop selling Bali kites. Kite flying seems to be a popular and traditional form of entertainment/sport for Balineses.

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Paddy’s Club, believed to be the re-opened Paddy’s Pub.

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Uluwatu – Hand made Balinese Lace. We didn’t go in but I remembered reading that they offer high quality lace.

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Dinner time! We went around Kuta (Poppies) to look for a place to dine, after comparing a few, we settled for Un’s Restaurant!

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Un’s Restaurant – Complimentary frozen margarita. This rocks!

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Un’s Restaurant – Superb setting and ambiance! We were given seats outdoor.

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Un’s Restaurant – We were given complimentary chicken nugget before our main course. Completely surprised by this!

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Un’s Restaurant – Mango juice Rp 12,000. Wifey had Banana juice Rp 12, 000.

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Un’s Restaurant – It started to drizzle slightly and we were moved indoors. It was a good move as towards the end, the rain was pouring down fiercely!

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Un’s Restaurant – Red snapper fillet Rp 89,000. Fantastic!

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Un’s Restaurant – Greek Salad Rp 39,000.

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Un’s Restaurant – Complimentary Krupuk.

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Un’s Restaurant – Rendang Beef Rp 55,000. The total for the dinner came up to Rp 241,362 (inclusive of 6% service and 10% tax). The meal at Un’s Restaurant was one of the best I had in Bali and I highly recommended that you dine here too!

The rain have started to cease and we hurriedly made our way back to hotel to meet up with our friends to try to finish up the Absolut Berri Vodka. We also did some swimming in the night and it’s cold! Tomorrow will be our last day in Bali and time seems to pass by so fast when you are having fun. Nevertheless, we still look forward to spend another fulfilling day in Bali!

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