Rin and I took our first mum and daughter holiday and guess what happened?
a) we got stuck in Bali due to the volcanic ash and
b) Rin got sick and we had to go to hospital
It has been tres challenging, to say the least.
Our flights have been moved 3 times, with no real sign that we’ll be able to get out via our regular airline. So last night we booked tickets with a different airline (one that takes a slightly different route) and we are hoping to be home on Saturday in the early am. (We were due home on Tuesday night.)
Let me just say that we were having an ace holiday up until the stuck/sick bit. Here are some pics of the good things we have eaten, seen and done. Remember the good times, right?!
Also – I bet there are heaps of people who are having a much harder time than us and are still stuck in Bali – and people going through even tougher things than this, completely un-Bali related. It’s important to maintain perspective and not get too sooky about these things, right? Although. I DID have a bit of a sob last night once Rin was sleeping and I’d secured our flights home. It was more of a relief sob. Like someone switching a valve and everything sort of whooshing out. Or sort of like a volcano. Don’t mention volcanos.
Feelings CAN be like volcanoes sometimes though, don’t you think?!
Just a few fave things about Bali:
Monsieur Spoon’s French Breakfast (we like the Canggu one the best!)
Corn fritters and tomato sambal
Seeing Rowe and Audrey!
Pretty beaches and lush gardens
Lots of kind and helpful people – tourists and locals
Beautiful offerings everywhere
Having manicures and pedicures
Taking cooking classes
Learning about life in Bali from our taxi drivers and our driver Wayan
Walking all the steps to get to Single Fin
The buffet breakfast at The St Regis Hotel
Thanks for not minding that I have been a bit MIA – internet is patchy and life has been complicated! Hopefully we will be winging our way across the shores of Australia in the middle of the night Friday/Saturday. Cross your fingers and toes and eyes for us! (And also for everyone else who is trying to get home from Bali to family and work and other important things.)