In the last full blog, I spoke in detail about Irma, yet neglected to explain what we were up to. We left Laos. We spent the night up in the hills with Irma and the other night creatures. The next day, we spent the morning riding elephants down the river. After that fantastic pachydermic experience, we flew from Luang Prabang to Vientiane to Kuala Lumpur. Once in Kuala Lumpur, we checked into our hotel and hit the streets. Ryan and Meagan opted for some street food, and Kristin and I ate at a great Indian restaurant. The next day, we sat on the runway for over an hour because lightning hit the communications tower. We finally departed and landed in Bali.
Kl street food
Ryan giving himself a stomach ache
Our view in Kuala Lumpur
Checking in at the Bali Hyatt
First full day in bali, Kristin and I went for a jog
Kristin is super motivated to find a dress
Some fishing rigs lining the beach of Sanur on the southeast coast of Bali
Great detail on this boat, I would name it the snaggletooth
As you can see here, the weather cooperated
This is chicken satay, which I have eaten 5 of the last 6 meals, including 4 in a row. It is bits of chicken on skewers server with rice and peanut sauce.
Kristin's lunch, Izakaya Chicken
Filleting Fish along the boardwalk
A pair of hangouts
Some fishers catching meals
This is a kite. Kites are very popular in Bali, and Sanur hosts an annual kite festival.
This is a beach warung. A warung is an Indonesian family run restaurant that is usually very cheap.
I liked the colors on this boat
Energy cereal that Meagan and Ryan bought. Kristin and I bought a box, and it came with a toy that appeared to be an octopus wearing a headband. It was actually a hot dog wearing a cucumber. We also bought milk that is called "Ultra Milk."
This monkey was sleeping while sitting. So Hilarious because they are usually really annoying and grabby.
Ulu Watu Temple perched on a cliff, very dramatic
Temple and ocean
One of the Kecak Dancers before the dance
We went to a Kecak dance
They call it a Kecak and fire dance because fire is used alot
The ritual to spiritually bless the dance
These 70 singers serve as the percussion with their voices
It is very interesting and rhythmic
The actor costumes are very elaborate, and the whole play is based on the Ramayana
This bird is called a Garuda
The fire brought the show up a few notches and was really awesome
Hanoman left to die
Hanoman the White Monkey escapes his death
At the end of the show, we got to meet the cast
They were all really nice
It was really awesome. Goodnight.