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  1. Findem

    Findem The Fearless One

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    from my week in Bali.
    Great to get away from the cold and winds to a nice warm sunny place, had a great time but the end was a shambles. We arrived at Denpessar airport to be told that like planes for other Aussie destinations ours had a three hour delay, then having joined a long snaking queue at the Jetstar booking in stations after a while the airport's computer system crashed. Finally when we booked in each person was handed a 100,000 Rupiah (approx Aus $10.00) voucher to spend in the airport.

    To cap matters I came back with a souvenir of Bali,. a stinking cold, having said that I really enjoyed to break, we were lucky enough to rent the same apartment that we had last year and I even has the same bedroom.

    If anyone goes to Bali do not buy a Flat White Coffee from the Ossotel in Legian, I did and it was horrible, little better than drinking warm milk, ugh, the close by Cafe/bars Mugshots, Borough and One-O all serve a very nice Flat White.

    I was very pleased with the way my legs behaved, I was somewhat apprehensive how they would standup. On Wednesday we booked a car and driver to take us to three places, the first was a beach for lunch, when we got there I was horrified at the steepness and quantity of steps, anyway after lunch and a paddle I made it back to the top without help or a stop so I was chuffed.

    Next we went to a place called the GWK Cultural Park, loads of steps and the last part is quite a longish uphill walk, the uphill walk can be avoided by riding up (and back) in a vehicle, very modestly priced ride. Eventually one comes to a massive high statue with a hall underneath, there is a lift to the top but we didn't bother.

    Currently there's not much culture stuff there but it is obviously work in progress

    I managed to walk from start to finish no stop or ride so I suspect most people can do it one way or another.

    Later we went to another beach for Sunset Dinner on the Beach, this time a long downhill walk, quite a beautiful sunset too.

    Had a great time but great to be home.
     
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  2. Bay Horse

    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    Sounds as though you had a wonderful time, Derek. :)
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    Welcome home! Glad that the trip was a success.
    {-(^^)-}
     
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    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    Pleased that on the whole you enjoyed your break Derek.:)
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    'There's no place like home' :D
    Welcome back Derek, so pleased you had a great time.
     
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    Good to hear that you had a good time, all being considered! Wow! A whole $10.00...could you buy a whole pack of gum in the airport with that? :D Frustrating having to wait when things are delayed. You certainly got your exercise from the sound of things. How's the arm feeling?
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Sounds like a goodish trip Derek, & what lovely strong legs you have. The standing about at the airport would have done me in.
    Now you can put your feet up to relax & let things mend. :)
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Happy that you had a lovely time.
     
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    Findem The Fearless One

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    Getting quite good thanks, I can do most things I want with it but I'll be glad when it's 100%, or near !00%, going to see how I go with hanging out my washing tomorrow, I have a plan B & C. :D
     
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    Findem The Fearless One

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    Sure did, discovered Bali Cider, a very nice cold drink, unfortunately not all Bali restaurants have it, even if it wasn't on the menu I still asked if they had it, I was working on the principle if enough people ask for it they might think to put it on their drinks menu.
     
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    Findem The Fearless One

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    That "stinking cold" turned out to be Bronchitis, went to see my doctor on Tuesday and received the good news :rolleyes: I'm on antibiotics so hopefully it will clear up soon.
     
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    Findem The Fearless One

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    Believe me I didn't stand around too long, my daughter offered the use of her suitcase as a seat but I spotted a foot rail against a nearby wall, so I left the queue and went over a squatted, not the most comfortable seat but better than standing in one spot for a long time, my back doesn't like that. :D
     
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    You have been in the wars Derek. Hope the antibiotics kick in soon and you are feeling better. Glad you had a nice time in Bali
     

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