A swap from Beijing to Bali and it was a night time departure out of Dubai at 1:25am with 9 hours and 20 minutes over to Ngurah Rai International Airport. On the flight over we had discussed going surfing that afternoon, but upon arrival it was getting too late so we changed our plans to surf in the morning and just head to the beach instead that evening. Meeting 5 of the other crew downstairs we took a taxi over to Seminyak to DoubleSix beach and headed for a place called Capil Beach Bar. The traffic over was crazy and the sun was beginning to set, however we managed to arrive to the most stunning sun set. Bali really does have the best sun sets I’ve seen.
Piling onto bean bags around a table we ordered some drinks and took in the beautiful view. It’s moments like these that make me think I am the luckiest to have such an amazing job which allows me to take in views like this. Bali is a favourite of mine, and watching the sunset with a cocktail in my hand further reiterated this to me.
Feeling pretty peckish from our prancing around on the beach trying to capture the best silhouette image and our long flight which included two full services, we scoured the menu and I opted for my indonesian favourite Nasi Goreng with chicken. For those unsure of what that is, it is literally fried pre cooked rice in a sort of soy sauce, served with meat, topped with a fried egg and presented with prawn crackers. It’s really delicious and I almost always have it when in Indonesia.
Whilst we were eating dinner two people came out onto a small stage with a guitar and did an amazing acoustic set whilst asking for suggestions.
It was such a peaceful atmosphere and we sat chatting and eating away and also tried some of their flavoured mojitos. I ordered a coconut one (if you keep up with my blog you know I love love love coconut water) and this came packed out with fresh coconut and mint leaves, it was absolutely delicious and super refreshing.
Finally time to head back and get some much needed sleep ahead of our early get up for surfing, we made out way back to the hotel with our stomachs full.
Waking up at 7am, I felt absolutely dreadful and the thought of crashing around the waves on a surf board didn’t appeal to me in the slightest. As I’m going to Bali on holiday in September I didn’t feel the need to have to make the most of my trip so I snoozed my alarm before heading down to breakfast.
Asian breakfasts are always an interesting one as its more of what you would class as lunch/dinner items rather than your classic Eggs Benedict etc. I did manage to grab together some fried eggs on toast with some fresh juice so all wasn’t too bad.
Wandering around the hotel I thought about heading to the pool or to the gym, but I actually just wanted to go back to bed and I managed to sleep for another two hours before the flight. I must have definitely needed it as I woke up feeling much better for the long night flight ahead of us back to Dubai.
A very mellow but wonderful trip to Bali. It’s such a beautiful place and I’ve fallen in love with it all over again. I am beyond excited for my holiday there now and I’m eagerly counting down the days, roll on September!