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samandlucytravels
5th Jun 2017 - 8th Jun 2017
Nusa Lembongan

On birthday eve we spent the day enjoying Seminyak town and the beach. Dad and Sam went surfing in the afternoon, although the waves were a bit suspect. We then drank in a beach bar as the sun went down and met our new puppy friends, Bintang & Chaing. I would take them home in a heartbeat if I could.

I later found out all this was a delay tactic to keep me away from the villa, while the hotel (Peppers) decorated it with birthday banners, balloons, and set up the BBQ for the night, with our own chef. This was Sams treat for my birthday, and he couldn't of done anything better. We enjoyed the evening tucking in to some amazing Indonesian inspired lobsters, prawns, snapper and crab. We had a late night swim and messed around popping the balloons in the pool after many rum and cokes, before heading to bed.

On my birthday we relaxed. What a better way to spend your birthday than to just enjoy Bali. Everyone at home helped make my birthday extra special by sending out cards and birthday messages too. That evening we went to one of our favourite restaurants Kultur. It had authentic (my favourite) Indonesian food. Nothing too fancy, just good grub.

The following day (birthday Boxing Day) we headed over to Nusa Lembongan. An island with great snorkelling and diving. The coral here was beautiful bright colours, and the water on the surface looked emerald green. I wasn't too confident about doing the dive, but hey ho, only here once! We got in the water and I loved every minute of it. The dive was so much fun, made me feel like an ocean explorer. Sam of course took like a fish to water, jumped straight in and controlled all his own equipment diving down to 12m. After the first dive a smaller boat came and picked us up to take us onto land. The community on Lembongan is small, and unspoilt which I expect Bali was once like. We met a new puppy friend here, Rendang we called him. He was gorgeous and loved Dad. Unfortunately you do see a lot of strays here in Indonesia, but they seem to get along. I just wish I could take them all home! After a stroll along the beach we headed back to the boat for our second dive of the day. This time I was more confident, and both Sam and I can't wait to do some more diving around Asia.

Our last full day in Seminyak was spent shopping. Seminyak Flea Market has some beautiful dresses made by the Balinese women (also lots of tat, but you just have to pick your stall). We then went to Sangsaka in the evening for our final meal with Dad and Marcia, and what a send off it was for Indonesian cuisine. The food was amazing but the company even better. I wish that night never had to end. 



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5th Jun 2017  Birthday BBQ!
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5th Jun 2017  Birthday BBQ at the Villa
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5th Jun 2017  Birthday BBQ at the Villa
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6th Jun 2017  Birthday by the beach - Seminyak
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6th Jun 2017  Meet Bintang!
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7th Jun 2017  Nusa Lembongan
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8th Jun 2017  Seminyak Flea Market
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