Decision made for me.....

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This was still at Mimpi Bungalows but I just loved the breakfast terrace

Woke up at 8.45 and got showered and collected all my things together. Had already seen that the others were up so went to say hello. It was nice to get one more night in the Mimpi Bungalows and to get to have breakfast on the lovely terrace once more. We ended up leaving at about 11 and headed for the GitGit Waterfall. It was nothing in comparison to the first one so much better for me height wise. It obviously wasn't daring enough for the likes of Oliver as he called it the 'pussy waterfall'. My impression of him was decreasing very rapidly even after apologising when we got back to the car.

Walked back to the car on my own and was quite annoyed with him. On the way back to the car, there were some kids selling some handmade necklaces so made one of the kids very happy by buying one.

The pool and hut to relax in
We headed off to the Hot Springs. I was feeliing quite down as being with these 2 wasn't turning out quite the way I planned so I was starting to wish the time away. But got to the Hot Springs and headed straight into the pool and just decided to swim out my frustration.

It was really bizarre getting into a hot swimming pool which obviously wasn't clear water but it was so nice. They had dragon heads to the side where hot water was poured into the pool. This was all naturally hot springs. Sunbathed after to try and dry off a bit as it was a really nice day.

Lovina was our next stop and we headed off there about 4 o'clock and headed straight down to the beach where there was already a large group of people who we got talking to. They were students that were there studying the marine life.

My room :)
They had their own place while in Lovina which was provided to them by the college. Spoke to a guy from Reading who seemed to know an awful lot about Bali. After moving here a year ago he was telling me all the places to see. Oliver and Hendra meanwhile were getting considerably drunk on the Bali rum called Arak which was lethal stuff. Nigel, the guy from Reading called it 'devil juice'. I tasted a bit and it wasn't too bad. They just seemed to have bottles of it which they poured into shot glasses and passed round. Koko who was Suzanna's (one of the English girls) boyfriend showed us to some accomodation and also sorted out us going to see the dolphins first thing in the morning. We headed to the new hotel at 7.45 and I went on the back of the Koko's motorbike.
Mid car journey, not sure why I took this shot!
It was nice to get a break from Oliver and Hendra as they were so drunk by the time we left.

The hotel Angsoka was really nice and so cheap, it was only 175,000 as opposed to 300-350,000 which I was paying in Kuta. It had everything that I had in Kuta except the TV and fridge. The one really nice thing was the fact that about 10 steps away from my room was the swimming pool. This really was the life. Got ready to go out again after chucking the bags down in the room and getting showered.

It appears I didn't write up the next part of the night as it wasn't a very nice part to the evening so it was part that I didn't really want to relive. In a nutshell though, Hendra came and knocked on my room as Oliver hadn't come back to the room but when he was talking to Hendra he had no clue where he was so we had to go and find him.

Git Git waterfall
Meanwhile Koko and Suzanna were trying to get hold of me about going out with them. Oliver started being really abusive towards me and it turned out he hated British girls, amazing how alcohol changed the impression he had of me after travelling with me for the last few days and apparently was really nice that whole time! All I wanted to do was at least get to my room. I had arranged to meet Koko at the bar where I left Oliver and Hendra. I just wanted to go away from them. Went away with Koko who took me to where the group of girls were staying. Was so nice to be away from them and had a few drinks to calm myself down. All the girls were really nice and supportive and were encouraging me to stay in Lovina when the guys went back to Kuta! I could use one more night of a bit of peace and quiet so decided to stay and what a good decision that was.

Went back to my room a bit later and was given a lift home. Had to be up at 5.30 as was being picked up to go and see the dolphins so was very glad to get to my bed! I thought I had always been a good judge of character but I began to doubt that after tonights events, but I think this was extreme circumstances so was looking forward to them leaving tomorrow.  

Sorry I realise that wasn't a particularly nice entry to the blog but it does get better by the afternoon tomorrow :)

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This was still at Mimpi Bungalows …
This was still at Mimpi Bungalows…
The pool and hut to relax in
The pool and hut to relax in
My room :)
My room :)
Mid car journey, not sure why I to…
Mid car journey, not sure why I t…
Git Git waterfall
Git Git waterfall
I loved the flowers in Bali/Thaila…
I loved the flowers in Bali/Thail…
Weird plant thing
Weird plant thing
Nice flower
Nice flower
Speaks for itself
Speaks for itself
Some statues on the way to Lovina
Some statues on the way to Lovina
These were just bizarre
These were just bizarre
The dragons that poured out warm w…
The dragons that poured out warm …
Having a little soak
Having a little soak
The back of the springs
The back of the springs
The restaurant was at the top
The restaurant was at the top
Quite ugly things really
Quite ugly things really
And again
And again
Sunbathing to dry off
Sunbathing to dry off
Lovina beach
Lovina beach
Lovina sunset
Lovina sunset
Me and Suzanna, the girl from Engl…
Me and Suzanna, the girl from Eng…
Me and one of the other ladies in …
Me and one of the other ladies in…
The whole gang that were out that …
The whole gang that were out that…
The sunrise in the morning of goin…
The sunrise in the morning of goi…
Managed to get a couple of picture…
Managed to get a couple of pictur…
The boats that everyone travelled …
The boats that everyone travelled…
The view from my room
The view from my room
The last night before heading back.
The last night before heading back.
A few of the girs from the evening
A few of the girs from the evening
Lovina
photo by: JP-NED