Evil Bug Bites, Heavenly Chicken Rice and Heading to Bali!
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My left foot was now about double the size of my right foot. Amanda was so concerned but alas, that's "normal" for me. I clearly am no nature girl. :)
We had no real plans today since we were heading into Bali tonight so we loitered about in the morning. Then Jason wanted to go buy shorts since he was convinced he left his shorts in Dubai (this guy travels more than anyone I know - upside is I get gifts from around the world). Since Jason had never had chicken rice before, we decided to try Tian Tian's at the Maxwell Food Centre- which was featured in Anthony Bourdain's show as being one of the best in Singapore. Since V was at work and couldn't chauffeur us about, we took the subway, which was quite clean, convenient and easy to use.
We rested and then with joyful glee headed to the airport for our flight to Bali. I had really no preconceived notions of Bali other than that it was beautiful according to all my friends who had been before. Amanda was particularly excited because she loved the novel "Eat Pray Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert who spent 4 months in Bali.
Our flight to Bali was the flight from hell. We arrived only to be informed the flight was 2 hours late - despite all the signs and online info indicating otherwise. We had nothing to do but do some duty free shopping to pick up the alcohol needed for V's party in Bali. (In Bali each person is limited to one bottle entering the country. Any excess bottles will be confiscated.) Then we passed the time with dinner (Popeye's) and then at an outdoor bar - Harry's - very nice tropical haven from the sterile airport; particularly enhanced by the light rain that started.
Luckily, when we arrived at our villas (we had booked 2 adjacent villas, each with its own gardens and pool), it was like walking into a beautiful dream. The rain had lessened to a pleasant trickle, lanterns and candles had been lit to welcome us ... it made the last few awful hours disappear... I immediately took a nice bath while some of the others immediately cracked open the alcohol and started partying.
Visa for Bali - You can get this on arrival for $10 USD for 7 days. Really simple - you literally just hand this guy $10, and he gives you a visa. They really really want tourists here i guess...