Hey guys, how have you been?
I just came back from Padang Padang Beach, which some of you might know from the movie ‘Eat, Pray, Love’. To get to this beach you have to go down a couple of stairs and then “squeeze” between two walls of rocks – it’s not that bad, but probably not something for claustrophobic people haha And if you’re lucky, every now and then you can even spot some cute monkeys on your way down to the beach. Just be a little bit careful with your personal belongings, since they can be a little bit sneaky at times.
We spent the whole day tanning at Padang Padang and it was impressing to watch, how the high and low tide changed the beach. We arrived in the morning at high tide and when we left the beach around 5pm, the low tide revealed all the rocks and made it possible for us to walk far out into the ocean – so nice!
A funny thing that happened last week – I went to a spa to get a mani- and pedicure (it’s really affordable over here, the nicer spas charge less than 20€ for both) and everything was perfectly fine, until suddenly every light went off and the whole street was completely dark. Power outage. So I was sitting there in the dark with my nails half painted and when I asked the staff how long the power would be cut, she told me she didn’t know. It could be anything from minutes to hours. The ladies in the spa where quite unimpressed and quickly got a small lamp and their mobile phones out, to continue their work on my nails. It was a weird but really funny situation. Everyone was giggling and the staff took it easy. The restaurants across the street also just placed some candles on the guest’s tables and no one seemed really bothered. This is something you would never expect to happen in Germany but is really common in Bali and like most of the times, the best thing to do is to take it easy 🙂
One more thing – I moved again! As you might know I was in a guesthouse in Kerobokan with two other girls, who I knew from back home. Unfortunately the girls are studying through IBSN so our schedules always overlap, which resulted in me being a little bit lonely haha That’s why I decided to move in with some other girls from my class. They currently live in Jimbaran, which sucks big time haha There’s just not much to do out here except for beachin, but even with the beautiful beaches that Bali has to offer, this gets a little bit boring after the 3rd day. Of course that’s only my personal opinion! However, luckily the girls wanted to leave Jimbaran to move up north anyway, so at the end of this month all of us are going to move into an apartment complex in Kerobokan. It is newly built, really close to Seminyak and also quite cheap! Yay!
Talk to you soon!
xx // To My