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June 23, 2008

How do I love Bali? Let me count the ways!

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I just re-read my last entry...I was a bit bummed by the mosquitoes and the poor food and the lack of wind! Anyway, we're in Bali now, and things are better! This blog, so far, has been about traveling more than kiting, and this is where I hope that shifts a bit.

We found this fantastic little hotel on the north end of Sanur Beach in southeastern Bali. After being here only 5 days, we already have racked up 2 days of kiting. The wind was good last Saturday, and GREAT yesterday! I'm up and riding now, so it's a lot more fun than my previous attempts (if that's possible!). I'm really enjoying the process of learning to kiteboard...it seems like there's always something to learn or try, no matter what your skill level. Saturday I used Mike's 12meter kite, but yesterday I was fully powered on my 9m. There's a reef break off the beach about 150yards out, which I've never seen before. It's cool to see the waves break so far out there, and it's nice that those huge waves aren't crashing down on me as I'm trying to learn! This spot seems great for surfing or kiting. The wind is light today, and the waves are beautiful. If I weren't so wiped out from the last two days of kiting, I'd be out there working on my surfing skills, or as my friend Peter would call it, paddling out skills. =)

Sanur is true to it's entry in the Lonely Planet travel guide, which describes the area as quiet, and lacking night life. It's very quiet, and people are really friendly. Kuta is nearby, just incase we have the urge to go out drinking/dancing, which is coming up probably this Friday, depending on the wind forecast!

The food is a gazillion times better than it was in Vietnam, so I'm finally able to eat something. Actually, today is the first day since leaving Mui Ne that I haven't had a sour stomach: I had a lovely breakfast today of fluffy scrambled eggs and coffee on the beach.

I have another blog entry that I wrote a couple days ago, but it's on my laptop, and I'm writing this entry from an internet cafe. Hopefully I'll find wifi at the nearby hotel that's the size of Manhattan.

Until then!

Posted by kmpossible 20:42 Archived in Indonesia

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