Following our lunch in Kuta, we drove to Pandawa Beach for a quick stop at the beach. It was a pretty beach, but more crowded than others we went to. I think they advertised a lot of activities like kayaking and scuba diving.
My sunburn doesn't look too horrendous there...It was, though.
This was our room. The beds were unbelievably comfortable.
Yes, the bathroom had an awkward window, but also curtains so we didn't have to deal with that.
They were also really efficient. The safe in our box needed the batteries changed. Someone happened to come by our door asking if we needed anything. They left and came back without 2 minutes and fixed it within about 30 seconds. And that is why it's great staying in a fancy hotel.
You can see my sunburn quite clearly based on the very white skin surrounding it.
While there, a man requested that the band sing "Lady in Red." The worker didn't know it, but he said the band probably would know it. I jokingly and under my breath sang, "Lady in reeedddd."
Unfortunately, he heard me quite clearly and said, "Well, you can sing it if they don't know it!"
Also, these dead fish were displayed at the entrance to the restaurant. At one point, a very large group of people came in. One of the women proceeded to go over to the fish, grab one of the pink fish and start waving it around, asking her group if they thought they should eat that particular fish.
They did not eat the fish.
The green lobsters were a little alarming.
My meal from that evening.
Afterwards, Hye Jin wanted to buy a make up bag, so we went into a shop. She chose her bag, found a dead cockroach inside and immediately decided not to buy that bag. Yikes.
We wandered around to take a few pictures in the morning.
I then proceeded to spend the entire day laying on the beach, occasionally swimming in the ocean or pool, reading my book. It was quite wonderful and relaxing. The water was beautiful and warm and calm.
I finished my book and started reading Dave Barry's old book about his trip to Japan, which I related to on three levels. One: He visited Beppu, where I also visited and experienced the same language barriers. Two: He interviewed people who had lived in Japan for a long time and knew they'd never be accepted. Three: He struggled with bowing. I also struggle with bowing.
That evening, we got room service because the restaurant itself was closed and we had a massage appointment. It came with a foldable table. I got delicious noodles and more satay with peanut sauce. Again, I cannot emphasize how much I love peanut sauce and wish I could have it for every meal without being extremely unhealthy.
There was a lizard on the wall of the spa. It was large and slightly alarming. Also, she massaged my very sunburned forehead which hurt in shocking "my face is going to actually fall off" kind of way. Ouch.
The following day, we headed to Ubud, the land of monkeys and lizards, but that will be another blog!