When we left Bali we were happy, lighter and more tan than when we arrived, with the peace of the certainty that we are coming back to this magical place someday.
Felipe with his collection of injuries: the bike accident that yielded an infection, the board that cut his head and a “Bali kiss” – common burning on the bike’s exhaust pipe. People say he probably had a “karma” with the island, I think that after all the debt must be paid! Another theory is that he’s already used his whole “quota of bad luck” of the trip during this single month, so from now on it will be all about joy! I like this second one… and I hope that my “quota of bad luck” doesn’t exist. hehe
I leave with my new passion, which later, in Brazil, my friend Carlos explained that there is nothing new about it, this love story is old, and that makes me even more delighted.
During the last week we spent in the Bukit we realized that the majority of surfers who come to Bali leave the airport direct to Ulu Watu or Padang Padang, they spend one, two months surfing here and return home without knowing Bali. We saw and heard many Brazilians and Australians, speaking different languages but wearing the same brands and behaving in similar ways.
I am happy we’ve had a different experience though, I’m happy to have by my side a surfer that came to Indonesia dreaming about it’s waves but also loved spending an entire week in the incredible Ubud, far from the sea.
And crazy about the beach that I am, I was surprised to see that despite the heat and the turquoise blue sea, the beach is not the best of Bali. I’ve learned two things that I didn’t even know that existed before: the language and a kind of energy that makes you wake up at 6am smiling every day.
It was an incredible month. We thank Aline and Luiz for receiving us in Sanur and for all their help and tips! The company of Pasqual and Ale was more than special all the time, without them it wouldn’t have been the same. If I already knew I loved these two before, now I love them even more.
We left Bali with the feeling that one month was the ideal time. We are willing to get the plane toward the next destination.
The trip to Singapore was not part of the “Round the World” package, and the cheapest fare we found was with Jetstar Asia – US$ 130 each – a 2hs only flight, the plane was old, with leather seats that were everything but comfortable and no snacks, but it was 10pm and I was so tired that I slept all the time anyway.
**Tip: you must pay a departure tax of 150k rupees at the airport. We had already passed through the police x-ray and everything when we found out and Felipe had to leave the airport to get the money from an ATM.