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Our days falling into that wonderful lazy holiday pattern of slow breakfasts… eating way too much at the buffet to then lounge at the beach! But today the girls have decided to hit the shops and markets of Senggigi!



The traffic of Bali increases every time we visit.. the infrastructure just not keeping up with the constant development of the tourist strip.  Half an hour at a crawl we made it to the start of our walk tour Senggigi Square.

Jackpot on dresses for all and some silverware,  bracelets  and necklaces for the young ladies of the group.


A walk past some very funky homeware stores and a number of cafes.  The Bali designer boutiques and of course a number run by expats are the same as Singapore prices and not a lot of difference in what they sell… overpriced resort wear and Jewellery.


We continued along Jalan Kaya Jati.. a sweet fro-yo stop for the girls and then a stroll past the Bali Boat Shed…. a well photographed landmark of Senggigi.

Back past another strip of markets… some lovely lady trying to tell us four small dresses were worth 1,000,000IDR the equivalent of 100SGD we declined when she wasn’t willing to haggle much!

A rest for some very yummy chocolate milkshakes and beers at the Drifters cafe before last purchases of some lovely silver Jewellery!


Back to the hotel to meet up with the boys who again surfed and swan the day away before we headed to La Planche on Senggigi for sunset drinks.


The colourful umbrellas much prettier then the very cloudy sunset unfortunately but the cocktails were cheap and cold and the kids had fun running around on the beach.  We had a little more fun haggling with the beach vendors selling their colourful bracelets, sarongs and kites. Marty practicing his very good Bahasa!


The storm clouds rolled in and we abandoned the beach for a lazy rooftop dinner back at the hotel!


Day Two of Shoping only Ruth and I made it out for the morning walking Jalan Legian from Kuta towards Senggigi.  Many stall of clothing of course along with this year souvenir du jour… the dream catcher!!

I did manage to pick up a few homeware trickets… one a very cool… well I like it… ornamental shell necklace!

This being the Adam family’s last day it was more hotel swims and laziness.. the boys went off to the Barber. Craig for a shave and the boys for groovy $5 haircuts.

Free mojitos for the ladies at the hotel… the smallest mojitos ever!!! You know the saying… if it’s too good to be true it…..?!!!


Dinner at The Balcony,  a very cute little restaurant in the small alleys behind the Sheraton Four Points… great mix of Indonesian and western food and $3 margaritas!!!


Farewells to our Travelling companions the Adam family, back home to The Gold Coast for them.  We’ve had a ball and it was wonderful to see the kids pick up right where they left off two years ago! We look forward to our next adventure with them!