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Day 1 - Part 3

Sunset in Kuta

overcast 25 °C

This is Sita sitting in front of the Hotel entrance.

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We took a walk in Legian beach to watch sunset.

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Vendors selling all kinds of stuff and services are still walking about.

If you don’t want harassment, ignore them, avoid them. I learnt my lesson. These people are worse beggars. They will not leave you alone until you buy something from them, or get up and leave.

But it's already late, they are not as persistent. I get to sit down and enjoy the scenery.

Many activities are happening here.

Other than people walking on the beach and jogging. There are surfers trying to surf, or learning to surf.

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The water wasn’t rough so I think I can get a hang of it if I want to.

They are also people playing football.

The beach has lots of dogs too! I don’t know where they came from. They look like stray dogs, but they don’t beg for food or love. They just walk around the beach, dip their feet in the water and continue walking. When they feel like it, they’ll come round you, sniffle and checking you out; or they just ignore you.

Never seen dogs that with so much of dignity in them.

Some families brought their pet dog here for a walk or a swim. Some are toy dog like Chiwawa; some are pedigrees like Saint Bernard. Having a pet dog is becoming a trend in Bali now.

All these are really good subjects for silhouetted sunsets. To a point, it's like watching wayang kulit.

Oh! I don’t see any sand castle. Why?

Due to the weather condition, too cloudy, we didn't get to see the most breathtakingly beautiful sunset here. But we got the beautiful moon rise on the other side though.

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Determine to have dinner in Seminyak. We took a long walk to god knows where. Passing by restaurants and bars and people asking “taxi?”

As the day gets darker, the more uncomfortable I become. Finally we decided to take a cab. The feller asking for RP40,000. We told him it’s ridiculous. From the airport to Kuta only cost us RP50,000.

He said Seminyak is very far. I hate it when they think tourists are stupid.

We refused and bargain it down to RP30,000, which wasn’t much anyway.

Tired of walking, we settle down in a cozy café and had deep fried calamari, and special fried rice for dinner.


  1. Photo courtesy of Damien Photography.

Posted by Moonfish 07:34 Archived in Indonesia

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