Day seven, Pool, pool and a touch of Japan.
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After our fun filled and exhausting day yesterday, we decided on a lazy day by the pool for today. It was lovely to reflect on everything we had seen and experienced and to let it all sink in deeper.
For lunch we didn't feel like getting dressed up and decided to eat at the snackbar, which was a first. The menu was very small. Well, not the actual size of the thing, but there were few choices on it. Some sandwiches, two or three pizzas and couple of ice-creams is all that was on the menu. Yet the flavor is fine and the size of the meals won't leave you hungry. From our table we watched the birds being playful on a nearby palm tree. Unfortunately, from eating the crumbs and leftover pizza crusts, they aren't hungry enough to be feeding on the mosquitoes any more.
In the snackbar area they sell 'artisan' stuff which is basically tourist-trap junk.
Beside the fear of loosing, there also was the beckoning call of the pool and my desire to work on my tan again. So, the rest of the afternoon was well spent by and in the pool. As evening sets in fairly rapid in the tropics, we got to watch the sunset right there and then.
Tonight will be the second time we aren't eating at the wonderful buffet restaurant, but in one of the four a la carte restaurants.
The cook was a woman who normally worked behind the reception desk and in the back-office. We had seen her before, and she almost apologized for being our 'chef' this evening. We felt it was an honour and made sure we told her just that. We shared our table with a German couple and four Canadians. We were offered a choice between the small menu (just a starter, main course and a dessert), or the entire menu, which included soup and salad and such. It didn't take us long to decide. We took the whole shebang treatment and we were not disappointed.
First they served a lovely salad with sesame dressing, then gorgeous sushi, followed by miso soup, and for main courses chicken & beef. Our cook was excellent, made a great show of preparing our food and even let some of the guests have a try. You were challenge to do some tricks, like tossing a chicken breast in the air and then catching it on the tip of a sharp steak knife. Straight after the main course, the Canadians left early, not waiting for dessert. Their loss! The ice-ream cake dessert was lovely.
After dinner we walked to pool area for some night shots of the pool and reception. When we got back to our room it started raining the tropical way; the heavens releasing all the water they contained. A blessed finish to a blessed day.