We departed at 7 pm from Kuala Lumpur and arrived at 10 pm at Denpasar, Bali where our driver was waiting to pick us up from the airport. Our trip was scheduled to be a tight 5 days so we decided on staying in Kuta for our first night.
We stayed at Hotel Sayang Maha Mertha, right in the heart of Kuta which was a great location for us. We opted to take a taxi as we were unfamiliar with the roads. I must say that the roads were quite packed with people even though it was almost midnite.
There were clubs spattered all along the roadside with people dancing and some were just talking by the roadside. Since the traffic was at a crawl, we decided to leave the taxi and just walk along Kuta Road. Surprisingly we felt quite safe walking up and down the streets due to the fact that there were so many tourists roaming the streets of Kuta.
Went to check out Hard Rock Cafe, Bali for some souvenirs as I'm an avid collector of Hard Rock t-shirts.
Even Ronald McDonald goes surfing' in Bali =)
After that we went sightseeing to the bombing site in Bali where a memorial was set up for those whose lives were lost by the blast.
The next day we went sightseeing at all the various temples all over Bali. I must say that I was quite surprised to find Balinese people to be very religious. They seem to be praying in the mornings, afternoons and during sunsets.
The best part about Bali other than the beautiful temples and scenery would have to be factory outlets for all the surfer brands which I really liked! Bought so many outfits that my luggage was bursting at its seams.
Gosh, will certainly bring more money and a bigger bag next time I visit Bali.