Bali 2017: Day 6 – Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia

Highlights: Tanah Lot Temple, Quad Bike Adventure

Tuesday 13 June 2017
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The last full day in Bali and it felt like it had gone way to fast.  First up was the final breakfast as a whole group.  As I was going out across the province during the day and given Kara and Erin were on the 6pm flight home it was time to say our goodbyes. Continue reading

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Bali 2017: Day 5 – Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia

Highlights: Batuan Temple, Blangsinga Waterfall, Elephant Safari Park & Lodge, Ubud Rice Paddy Terraces, Shopping, Watching Nieces dance at Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub

Monday 12 June 2017
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This was the big day, the day to explore Bali outside of Kuta with the help of my local driver Made Dana.   A work colleague supplied my with Dana’s details and I found him to be very good at finding great places to visit.

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Bali 2017: Day 4 – Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia

Highlights: Shopping, Asoka Full Body Massage, Drinking under the Stars

Sunday 11 June 2017
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Today was all about relaxation and being pampered.  A sleep in to 9 am followed by a leisurely breakfast than saw us wonder town to the Kuta Town Centre.  We arrived at the Discovery Shopping Centre has they were opening at 10 am and not longer after witnessed the staff of the centre engage in a morning dance.  Some staff looked very happy but a few definitely were just going though the motions.

Street shopping in Kuta

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Bali 2017: Day 3 – Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia 

Highlights: Street Shopping, Erin & Darby’s Hair Braiding, Uluwatu Pura (Temple)

Saturday 10 June 2017
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After another lovely buffet breakfast at the H2O resturant at Bali Dynasty Resort Erin joined the Kids Club and the rest of us headed down to central Kuta and the Discovery Shopping Centre.  The walk along the beach once again provided stunning views.  The shopping centre didn’t turn out to be two impressive so it was decided to head out for some street shopping.

Street Shopping in Kuta

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Bali 2017: Day 2 – Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia 

Highlights: Waterbom Park – Twin Racer and Lazy River Rides, Fish Spa Therapy, The Kids having Fun

Friday 09 June 2017
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The family holiday really begins today starting with a family breakfast buffet at Bali Dynasty Resort H2O Restaurant which was included with the package.  Even getting from our room to the buffet you could smell the holiday air as the ducks walked across our path and children were running around excited.

Kara had arrived a few days earlier due to high loads on Jetstar and Qantas flights to Bali so she had worked out the resorts best features and how to access the Kuta Beach.  Plus tips on best food stations at the breakfast buffet.  Everyone was excited.

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Kuta Beach

We head to Waterbom Park via the Kuta Beach, a few hawkers and merchants keen to engage with us and sell their wares.  The kids still getting used to this more aggressive (but normally fun) selling style.  The Kuta beach is definitely not for swimming in, rocks and dark water at time but the views were still good.

 

 

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Bali 2017: Day 1 – Melbourne to Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia (via Sydney) 

Thursday 08 June 2017

Highlights: Qantas Sydney International First Class Lounge, Seeing Lana at Denpasar Airport

Qantas Sydney First Class Lounge

I booked this trip with Qantas under a special promotion that would finally get me to lifetime gold membership with Qantas after 14.5 years (with free lounge access and seat selection for life) and allow me to visit the QF Sydney International First Class Lounge for the first time ever.   But far more importantly spend some time with my two sisters Kara and Lana and my nieces Erin and Darby and nephew Harry.  Both my sisters had faced setups in recent times and Lana in particular had a significant health issue that her recovery was the greatest gift I could ever receive.

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Flight Review – QF043 Sydney to Denpasar (Bali)

Flight: QF043 Sydney to Denpasar (Bali)
Airline: QANTAS
Plane: Boeing 737-800
Gate: 37
Seat: 2C (Business Class Aisle)
Departed: 16.39 (Scheduled 16.40)
Arrived: 21.10 (Scheduled 21.20)
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