Archive for November 9th, 2008

18 years, a porcelain celebration

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

The first day in the Nusa Dua resort in Bali, what can I say? It feels like paradise, and it IS! It seems the perfect honeymoon destination and even though we’re not celebrating that, we *do* have a special day to celebrate; it’s November 9 2008 and that means we’re together for 18 (!) years (a porcelain celebration apparently), still in love, still going strong!

We just went for traditional Balinese food at one of the best restaurants for local dishes, Bumbu Bali…yeah, we’re loving it!

Nusa Dua, Bali

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

All I want to say can be said in just one word; WOW!

The first day in Bali has been splendid, at least, on those few moments I wasn’t sleeping. 😉

The flight from Kuala Lumpur to Denpasar was like a typical bus-ride; people running from the terminal to the airplane in order to get the best seats, indeed, it was free seating. 😉 The stewardess tried to make everyone feel comfortable by explaining the safety procedures both in Malaysian (or was it Indonesian?) as well as English…to be honest, I haven’t heard the difference…

We arrived in Bali and, getting through customs wasn’t hard, it wasn’t hard at all, it just took TIME…it started with obtaining the Visa on Arrival, no wait, first getting through customs (no questions asked) to get some money from the ATM outside, THEN getting back inside, into the queue, obtaining the Visa and stand in another queue for an hour orso, smiling at the customs officer who put on his serious face, just before placing some more stamps in my passport…getting into the country has never been easier, it just takes time… 😉

The first thing I noticed is that all people in Bali smile, and they smile, and then smile some more…being the person I am, I couldn’t resist smiling back, and after checking in at the hotel my smile decided to stick on my face; MY GOD, this truly is a luxurious place, the pictures on the hotel website didn’t lie, it’s amazing and totally upper-class (according to our standards)…exactly what we wanted it to be!

It won’t be hard to stay here for two weeks…an empty schedule and no obligations, yay!