Jamie and Sophie's Adventure

Jamie Longmore and Sophie Jones travel the world

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Surfing in Bali

After the Philippines we went back to Kuala Lumpur where we Watched an awful film caled "Epic Movie" and Went to Petronos Twin Towers (Supposedly the tallest buildings in the world).
We then spent 2 days and 1 night in Singapore, where we stayed at "The Inn Crowd" which is meant to be the ultimate backpackers hostel. I'm not sure about that but it was quite good, we had a TV and DVD player in our room and a bunk bed where the top bunk was a double. We looked around the many shopping centres but decided against buying any cheap electronics because it wasn't worth the hassle of avoiding being ripped off, too much effort! We also saw Singapore Cricket Club but as it was tipping it down there were no games on. We had a delay at the airport by a couple of hours, Singapore airport is meant to be the best in the world with cinemas, bowling, etc. We seemed to be in the wrong part to experience all that but it was better than being stuck in some of the places we've been to.
We arrived in Bali at 2:30am and got a taxi to our hotel which was OK, big bed and TV, though it stank of smoke for some reason. We had 2 days booked there and moved to a cheaper (but still good) place, we have a little swimming pool, aircon and a bathtub.
Bali is nice, it's incredibly hot, probably the hottest place we've been to. This is meant to be the rainy season but it hasn't looked like raining once yet. You get hassled a lot walking down the street, every 10 seconds you hear "You wan't Billabong T-shirt", "How much you pay for those Oakleys, I'll give you cheaper" (I hope they would be cheaper than my genuine Oakleys which cost 90 pounds!).
We met up with Sophie's parents last night who are holidaying here for a week or so and went for a lovely meal over near their beach and they are coming to our bit tonight.
The last two days we have been having surfing lessons which was a lot of fun. I managed to pick it up quite quickly and can now stand up and steer my way into the beach most times. Hopefully we'll do some more surfing in Australia, sadly there's not that many places to do it in Malvern.
Keep the comments coming.

3 Comments:

  • At 1:27 AM, Dad said…

    Hastings Pool on a windy place can be a mean surfers paradise, believe me! Jasper Carrot enjoyed Bali, he said the people were just like the telly tubies, I'm sure he meant they were all very friendly. The rest of his story is about a rat in the hotel bedroom so I better leave it there. Oz soon enjoy the last of your Asian experience. XX

     
  • At 10:42 PM, Anonymous said…

    hey jamie, man how have you been doing?

    brandon/osubrndn

     
  • At 1:38 AM, Henry said…

    Hey, sounds like you guys are having fun.
    All is fun in England with lots of snow, Dysons hall was on the national news for being one of the schools that had closed down for the day (that's how exciting the rest of the news was).
    Although with the amount of work i seem to be doing at the moment i wish i could be holidaying.
    Have fun,
    Henry

     

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