Day 7 - Meet up with Andre and Sarj

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Asri and me in front of the Mercure

Sunday was going to be even more lazy than Saturday, at least until we headed back into Kuta later in the day to meet up with Andre www.travbuddy.com/woosah and Sarj www.travbuddy.com/kickasstunner. At lunchtime we walked down the beach looking for something that might interest us, but didn’t bring money, so we went back to the hotel and decided on checking things out on the street side.

Directly across from the Mercure was the Cabe Merah restaurant, which had free wifi. So we spent a little time there, ordered drinks, and uploaded photos on the internet. As we were sitting there, Asri pointed out a HUGE bat that was hanging in the tree just beside the restaurant.

Asri, James, Sarj, and Andre
I couldn’t believe how big it was, and immediately went over to check it out. The story was that it had a broken wing and had lived there for 17 years, so the restaurant owners made it their pet and fed it. One of the staff gave me a slice of cucumber to feed it. I never knew bats could get this large! It had a head like a dog!!

After that entertainment, we went further down the street to an Italian restaurant called the Sale E Pepe and enjoyed some lasagna…both Asri’s and my favorite food! By the time we went back to the hotel and showered, it was time to go into Kuta. We were texting with Sarj and decided to meet at the Baroque restaurant in the Discovery mall.

Asri and I arrived a little early, so we ordered some drinks, had an appetizer, and snapped some pictures until Andre and Sarj showed up. I couldn’t believe I was actually going to meet Sarj in person! Especially in Bali! I have known her on TB from almost the time I joined.

We spotted them coming in and it was like meeting old friends, even though we had never met in person before. We sat down and had some great conversation, while also deciding on where we were going to go for the evening. We decided on the Apache bar in Legian.

The walk to Apache gave us the opportunity to see a lot of the Kuta nightlife. We walked for about a half hour, hitting and missing other pedestrians on the crowded sidewalk, and finally arrived. The air here was so incredibly humid, and combined with the walk; I felt I was ready for another shower! But at least we had some cold brew waiting for us once we were seated. I ordered a Bintang the first round, but noticed Andre and Sarj were drinking the local stuff….Bali Hai! So I had my first Bali Hai on the next round.

We hung around at the Apache for a few hours, and sometime around 1 in the morning we left in search of a place to eat. Of all places, we found a little warung called Piggy’s! It must have been 2:30 am when we left there. We said good bye, with the hugs and all (thinking this would be the last time we would see each other here) and then Asri and I caught a taxi back to Sanur for our last night at the Mercure.

 

pearcetoyou says:
Yeah, I'm not too fond of bats, either! Glad we don't have 'em that big here!!!! haha
The beer is great...Bintang and Bali Hai!
Posted on: Nov 07, 2009
geerbox says:
Holy cow, that bat is freaky! or should I say upside down dog with wings, haha. Not sure I could handle that, bats freak me out.
How's the beer over there?
Posted on: Nov 07, 2009
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Asri and me in front of the Mercure
Asri and me in front of the Mercure
Asri, James, Sarj, and Andre
Asri, James, Sarj, and Andre
Feeding the bat!
Feeding the bat!
My baby!
My baby!
Mercure shuttle bus holding my pre…
Mercure shuttle bus holding my pr…
The Mercure restaurant
The Mercure restaurant
Me at the Mercure beach bar
Me at the Mercure beach bar
Dogs on the beach
Dogs on the beach
Enjoying drinks and the sunset on …
Enjoying drinks and the sunset on…
Tasting the local brew, Bali Hai
Tasting the local brew, Bali Hai
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My baby looks good wearing my gla…
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Asri and Sarj
Asri and Sarj
Check-mate
Check-mate
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