Funeral procession, cheapy massage and Balinese dancing
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January 10th, 2010 – by: sshaunaa
Waiting for it all to begin, there were about a dozen women with a couple dozen sarongs piled up on their head trying, sometimes very forcefully, to sell them. There were also men trying to sell souvenirs, which seemed a bit strange, seeing as it was a funeral procession.
After sweating profusely in the hot sun for almost two hours, we decided against the walk to the cemetery and found a nice cafe with a good breeze and free internet.
To kill some time in the afternoon, I decided to go for the cheapest massage I could find at a place called Sara Massage. For 50,000 I had an hour massage. The massage bed was squeaky and noisy and the massage was no where as good as the others I'd had and definitely not relaxing! later in the evening I had pain shooting down my back. So a word from the wise, pay $10 for a massage, not $5!
In the evening me, Heidi and Nancy (a woman originally from Nova Scotia but living in Korea) went to a Balinese dance show that the hotel owner was performing in. The show was incredible with about 70 men in matching costumes sitting in a circle three men deep chanting and singing while the main dancers did their thing in the middle of the circle.
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