Kuta Travel Blog› entry 19 of 53 › view all entries
So what to do in Indonesia!?! The originally idea was to go to Bali for a few days and then head out to Flores for a quick visit to some amazing volcanic lakes. After digging around for advice on Flores I’ve decided not to go there, it’s a long haul from Bali (unless I buy an airlines ticket) and I feel like I don’t need to see the lakes. I’ve met people who’ve gone and they sound lovely but the trek to get to them can be a bit dodgy and I’m frankly not up for it. I’ve just spent weeks being adventure Kerrie, I’m ready for something different! So I decide to stay in Bali and start my trip in Kuta. There is no agenda. I arrive late at night and trudge the alleys amongst the drunk backpackers and eventually settle into my new place.
I decide to go out and check out the scene. Well Kuta sure is everything everyone said it would be. It is a huge culture shock coming here from Borneo. Everywhere I look its neon signs, fancy hotels, westerners, internet cafes, infrastructure, infrastructure, and more tourist infrastructure. It’s overrun with backpackers, a serious party town and not representative of Bali’s amazing culture. These are both positives and negatives, is just depends how you look at it. After the quiet of Malaysia I was ready for a party. Take me to the people I say! Kuta didn’t disappoint, the streets are lined with people, cars, and billboards hang from above advertising busy bars and fancy hotels.
I find dinner and head to a popular local bar. Settle in with my two for one priced beers, fabulous! And watch the madness. There are drunk people everywhere. There are floors of people. What a scene! I meet some greet people from Brazil and we hit the dance floor for the entire night.