Thursday, July 24, 2008

My ooohhh my...Bali is sooo beautiful......

We made plan for a getaway so called little honeymoon to my dream place, Bali during my trip back to Malaysia last month.....I have been wanted to go to Bali for sometime and had not been finding time due to Rozi's tight working schedule. Finally, I managed to convince him to go but he requested to have MOU prior to our journey.....first, he must be allow to bring his laptop (mean!!), receive call (mean solving problem, issues, conference call the list go on n on...) and last but not least, arrange another trip for the children to come to Bali (expected this request so I have no problem with this one!)....after we had reached the agreement, I booked for the this trip on Airasia back in March (thank god for Mr Tony Fernandes enterpreneur everyone can fly!)

We fly to Bali on 29th June and as usual, our loyal taxi driver, Rahim pick us up at 7am on Sunday.We did not wake the children up as we had said good-bye the night before they went to bed. As always, Rahim (a very good Muslim convert) greeted us and ensure we have all our documents ready to go.

We reached LCCT about 8am and straight away went to check in counter. Then, had a quick bite of this breakfast at McDonald (my first McD after 4 mth.....)

We boarded the flight at about 9;30am …..This has become myspecial trip with Rozi after our last trip together in Suzhou last year since I have been wanted to visit Bali so much has been putting the plan on hold so many time. We had made a point for a yearly getaway just to enjoy each other company away from work (even though this will never happen in his case!) and the children. So far, we had done this for three consecutive years. We will be celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary on 4th November. Rozi had promised much earlier that he will be very nice and will not spoilt our good time in Bali....yes he indeed fulfill and keeping to his promised for the whole time we were in Bali.

We reached Bali about 2pm and Pak Aris, the driver we hired had waited for our arriving at the airport. Prior to flight touch down, I managed to snap a few photos from top. These are some beautiful views of the volcanos.

The Uluwatu cliff and beaches

The volcanos from another angle

Right after we reach the car, I asked Pak Aris to bring us to the nicest Restaurant that serve spicy food. He brought us to Restaurant Plengkung (unfortunately I forgot the name of the road) but the area is very busy with heavy traffic and quite a number of famous eating places situated along this road such as Ayam Bakar Wong Solo and Nasi Pecel Buk Tinuk.

This is the lunch that we ordered recommended by Pak Aris. Since I was originally from Indonesian descendant, I really enjoy the dish served - BBQ chicken, brinjal with fresh chilly on top and authentic Indonesian dish spinach plecing (not sure whether I spell this correctly....)...definately this dish will keep me coming ........

Then we checked into AlamKul Kul Hotel. These are some of the photos of the hotel. But unfortunately, the room is very dissapointing. I was expecting some Bali style since I am in Bali but it turned out to be plain deco. At least I had stayed at the Cyberview Lodge on the day I arrived from China, that had relieved some of my dissapointment. Although it is just a short stay, but I really love the place. Very serene and quiet.

The path lead to the pool and our room

Another path lead to our room and clear water swimming pool (we managed to have a short splash on our last day stay ...LOL.....)

My two favorite spots at the hotel, the walking path leading to the entrance also small Bali garden I wish I can have this at my own garden.......

We visited Uluwatu on our 1st day in Bali. The breathtaking view from on top of the cliff. A must place to visit while you are in Bali.

Enjoying myself on top while admiring beyond imagination view of the ocean .....

Beautiful sunset at Uluwatu which lasted for not more than 10 minutes at that time....

Then went on to have so called candle light dinner by the beach at Jimbaran....we had fish, vege and lobster which had cost us about RM 200 ( for me too expensive dinner for 2) the food was not so nice at all, I guess it is just the atmosphere that make people come to this place....we were also entertained by 4 piece band ...hhhhmmmm this is not really my place to enjoy dinner......I would rather be at Teluk Tempoyak in Penang or Umbai in Malacca or even some where in Kuala Selangor or Sungai Besar near my hometown.............but nevertheless, I cherish the moment since it is not always that I can enjoy myself being with my other half at a special place like Bali..

Since our initial plan was only spending quiet moment in Bali, we do not spend much time shopping or sight seeing. We went for an evening walk along Kuta almost everynight, stop by at Mc Donald for ice cream or sometimes went to the cafe talking and catching up. We have to end our day early and back to the room since Rozi need to check on his emails or having conference call on his mobile phone.
I have to stop now and will continue again with my Bali photos. I know some of my colleague or former colleague or my stitching friends come for a visit to my blog, please leave a message to say hello rather than being a silence reader. Some of you know where to find me on my email address. I miss to catch up with some of you and wondering what you are up to now.......
Hugs from Jinhua


maklang said...

Salam Mala,

I can see that you are enjoying life ya..Alhamdulillah for all the grace that has been blessed upon you and your family..

Momma said...

thanks kak lina for dropping by