Friday, July 31, 2009

The Blue Point & More Ubud

Date: Friday July 31, Bali
Travel: Rental Van
Party: Vu, Linda, Dan, Kim
Lodging: The Blue Point
Photos: 20090731BedugalTanahLot; 20090731BluePoint

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We stayed the night at the Blue Point resort in Uluwatu. It was gorgeous, and we were upgraded to a the presidential villa. This was already on top of the fact that we received a Indonesian discount which Linda was able to persuade in getting. There was a personal pool, and gazebo in the back, but the resort hosted its own infinite edge pool, with a view of the pacific. The resort was on top of the hill, above a popular surfing spot. It was beautiful. The stay also came with a 30 minute foot massage, so our feet were ready to go.
We were reluctant to leave the Blue Point, but we spent the day with our rental van, going back up the center of the island. We started with some shopping buying some local crafts and arts. If we had more time, I would have been out there bargaining for more stuff. We stopped at the sky restaurant of Pacung, with more wonderful views and another buffet lunch. We then made our way to Bedugul, which was serene and just take in the views.
Running late already, we did not want to miss a 2nd chance for an ocean sunset and drove on to Pura Tanah Lot. It was just beautiful. The area seemed to also have dark sand, but I don't know if it was necessarily black sand. I mentioned to Linda that I wanted to see that, and she just couldn't understand why. I don't think she understands that we live in a desert. The Bali trip had been nothing more then just enjoyment and relaxation.

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