Sunday, December 4, 2011

No Scrapping but I've been to BALI

Only have a few holidays to share that was taken on my camera (we used one of the other girls camera's for most photos and it was stolen the night before leaving - sad face).

I drank TEA - well it was lemongrass herbal tea and it was delicious (wouldn't do it all the time), did try the coffee (which I hated - even the sweetened ones that my friends we raving about how yummy it was).

After this we went cycling through villages, rice fields, etc .... well that is what we booked in for but what we got was a different story, they booked us in for an EXTREME ADVENTURE cycle tour, I didn't make it half way before my knee gave out (had to be taken to end point in car and soon as I got back to room laid down for a couple hours and iced my knee). Anyway tour was for 42 k's - through rough terrain, up and down steep hills, etc....

Went to Monkey Forrest and this delightful little girl decided to groom me and then PEE'd down my back - yucko (and that was the beginning of the day).

We actually went too early and the monkey's hadn't been fed yet and they mobbed us for the banana's - it was quite scary (not my first time feeding them and I was frightened as they were biting through our bags trying to get them - would recommend if going then go after late morning).

My best friend Sandi and I (prior to the toileting incident). I've been friends with Sandi now for over 25 years and she is like a sister to me (love you Sandi. xx)

Safari park - totally recommend it but allow yourself the whole day and take swimmers. We only booked in for the basic package but if your finances allow it go for a higher package as the safari tour is worth doing twice.

Feeding the elephants - they mobbed us and I couldn't stop laughing.

I GOT TO PAT A BABY LION CUB - I was so wrapped, not the best photo but I was talking about getting to pat one, etc - so flippin excited..........

And I got to hold the baby ORANGUTAN - he was so cute :)

Break time from all the walking at the Safari Park - so hot (Jo, Sandi & Me)

I did it on the first day - got my hair braided (cost me $15 Australian dollars), took nearly 2 hours and hurt so much to get it done (I was sure my scalp was bleeding) - it lasted as long as it took to get done (nearly 2 hours) and then I took it out. But I can say I had it done ;)

Besides from that every day we spent at least an hour at the spa getting massages, manicures, pedicures, cream baths, etc

Shop lots (not that I bought much) and ate lots of delicious food and drank Bintang (funny really as not a beer drinker but like a beer with the food).

What I didn't like about the holiday was there was lots of schoolies - some were good but others were obnoxious (that's the reason we went as Jo's daughter was there for schoolies) and the HEAT - never been over their this late in the year and the sweat was constantly dripping off you.


Lizzyc said...

sounds like a wonderful interesting place to visit!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sorry about the camera and the monkey pee :( But loveeeeeeeeeee the photos! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Donna said...

wow pat a baby lion! Lucky girl :)
Love seeing the photos :)

Julene Matthews said...

What an adventure! LOve all those animal pictures.Lots of interesting layouts to come no doubt.