Laura's World Tour
16th Jun 2012 - 18th Jun 2012
Sanur and Kutta - Between Roadtrips
Sanur and Kuta happened to be stop overs between 2 epic roadtrips - I am on another as I type this, sitting in a tiny fishing village called Grajagan on Java.
Anne and I had planned the roadtrip during our time in Medewi with one of the locals, Patah. The plan was that we would hit some off the lesser known surf spots on east Java with him driving and guiding and teaching me to surf. East Java is home to G-Land which any surfer would know and dreams of visiting due to it being one of or the heaviest lefts in the world - I would not be surfing it of course... Our problem was that we needed minimum 4 people on the trip to make it cost effective - not a problem at all as it were with Jordie around the corner. We was quickly committed and the day of departure set for Tuesday, the day after him sister arrived from Aus.
Anyways, we spent the Saturday + Sunday nights in Sanur just hanging out and doing some necessary admin. Anne did a heap of shopping! And we both urged our crusty knees to heal asap so we could spend all our time in the water. At this point we were still with Phylis and Kevin who we hung out with.
Sanur is more resorty than a place I would generally enjoy but did have some great luxuries which were appreciated. The beach is white, the water blue and not really much wave action so perfect for the leisure tourist. It is also quite breezy which has made it a great place to do kite surfing (just in case anyone is interested).
Kevin left on Sunday night for China where he would be working for the next 6 months. Lucky me who just happens to be heading to China next so will be seeing him in Yonshua (I'm sure I have spelt that wrong).
And Kuta... I tried to avoid it due to the way in which people describe it but found myself there anyways to meet up with Jordie and Maya.
Kuta is the tourist hub of Bali and it vibrates with it. There is a unidentifiable snake of streets, all in such close proximity or eachother, and all humming with sales people selling the identical wares, all claiming that they are hand made by the seller themselves. I managed to walk out with only a new pair of uber zeff sunglasses unlike Anne who purchased a brand new outfit with matching shoes and bag. Funny. And Phylis didn't do too badly herself.
Very quickly it was time to make out way through the maze of streets with destination Alley Cats to have a couple drinks and meet up with Jordie and his sister and make plans for our roadtrip the following day. Needless to say, it turned into a massive party with too much alcohol, meeting new friends including a freehand tattoo artist who works locally (Drew). Don't worry - I didn't get one in a bright drunk moment - haha. We carried Maya home in the wee hours of the morning who was celebrating her first time abroad and then managed to find our way home thereafter - a miracle.
We woke up hungover, packed and met our team at 10am to head off.
Epic adventure stories to follow ...
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