Friday, February 24, 2006

Touchdown Bali!

Limited internet access, so apologies over the abruptness.
Touched down at 4 this morning. Thirty-something hour flight from Heathrow, but worth it already. The locals here are magnificent; this place is thriving from tourism at the moment, however there is a fair amount of political unrest in the country towards foreigners from some factions.
In terms of accomodation, food and ammenities though, wow. The accomodation is often in the form of beach houses, which are generally bamboo huts on the beach, but they are fantastically kept, and the views are amazing. Living costs for a week here amount to around £45, and that is including accomodation, and lunch and dinner each day. Too be fair I'm spending more than I should as well.

street Market & Festival

So far I've only travelled a short journey outside the capital Denpasar, but have seen some magnificent costal lines, and some great scenery. The sun setting here on a full moon is one of the most amazing sight's I will no doubt ever witness.

Penida Island is my next stop, it's the largest of the Bali Islands, and I heard the diving is great there so I'll complete a diving course there before moving on.

I've been warned that internet access, and to a certain extent, communications on the area are limited so I guess I'll see you in Fiji...

Saturday, February 18, 2006

My goodbye's.

Leaving Surfer's in a couple of day's time. Heading off to the Aussie island of Tazmania before I move onto New Zealand, just to see what it's like.

About 90% of the island is a world heritage area so I'm expecting it to be amazing. Hopefully i'll get the chance to see a fair bit in only five days, but at least I can say I've been there.

I've had a great time here, no doubt I'll be back in the future. The night life is amazing, the day's are so cruisy. I could live here without a care in the world.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Spent the day on a yacht...

The weather here's been amazing this past week. Mid 30's, not overly hot, and spent an unusually high amount of time on the beach while the girls have been manning the bar.

Went out on the yacht with Tai and a couple of friends yesterday, spent the day cruising around the harbour and pulled up at a couple of bay's and had a few beers. Had the change to drive it a little. Was very cruisy.

Some nice pictures to come. Keep an eye out.

Friday, February 03, 2006

And it goes on...

Well it lives up to the hype. Since I've been here in Surfer's I've had countless job opportunities, penty of booze and, well, I'll leave that up to your imagination.

Having worked in bars before, I've managed to wrangle myself (somehow) the manager's position in a bar called "Champion's Bar & Grill", which is owned by the guy who runs the hostel I'm staying in. Let's just say it pays more than enough...

On top of that, I've met up with a great friend of mine from Coff's Harbour, a guy called Chris from Reading back in the UK. We had some fun down in Coff's, and it's nice to see the old slaphead again. On top of that I hear my Canadian buddies are coming up in the next couple of days, once they're finished in Byron Bay, with a couple of friend's who have flown in from Canada for the rest of the journey.

Wednesday's and Saturday's are becoming very tough.

I mean, two pubcrawls, each consisting of four bars. Add to that the free drinks tickets the pubcrawl rep's get (that's me and Chris) and you can imagine the magnitude of the work. It's a tough job but somebody has to do it (or so the saying goes). Six hostels are represented, and roughly 100/150 people are out on Wednesday and Saturday, it really is a bit on the wild side.

Kath is coming over from Perth anyday, it'll be wicked to see her. I'll have to behave a little then I guess. Or not, we'll see. I am supposed to be enjoying myself after all...