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Bali (day 14): Stormy Blue Lagoon & Kuta [Jan. 14th, 2015|06:51 pm]
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Monday 29th December

Decided to return to the Blue Lagoon beach for one more quick swim, unfortunately the weather was turning. Amazing how a few days before this had been paradise and in stormy weather not quite...empty for sure , but too murky to snorkeled and with storm and wind more trees, coconut and others obstacles in the water.  Then it exploded so slowly made our way back to hotel and being soaked had a lovely rainy swim in the swimming pool.

not quite the same
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where are the dreamy blues
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wet wet wet
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In the afternoon caught a shuttle for Kuta.

Luckily the shuttle happen to dropped us virtually on the doorstep of our next hotel
The remaining of the holiday we were booked in Si Doi Legian Hotel,  right in the centre  but facing the quiet way so had a lovely pool too. The hotel was nice, huge room with all mod con but seemed soulless after all the quaint homestay and guesthouses but very practical and the staff were the nicest and most useful ones we encounter.

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We went to explore Kuta, this was always a problematic place for the "do we visit or not ?" indecision when planning the holiday. I heard many horror story (the Ibiza of Bali) but at the same time also the most popular destination in Bali. Reviews and friends seemed to both hate it or love it. In retrospect not somewhere i would particularly return or recomend  especially after Hippy Ubud and quiet Padang Bay but as a first time visitor to Bali we wanted to experiment the different side and might as well go to its busiest place for NYE. At least it wasn't quite Ibiza, yes a very busy city, mostly filled by Australians, surfer and tattoo shops but still quite laid back ( a little bit pricer wished we did more shopping in Ubud ). Not much to visit in the town itself, the beach yes does go on for miles and good for surfing but quite dirty, but then we were after a storm so we had to go above a barricade of coconut and tree branches to tiptoe in the water. However it is well located to visit that side of the country.

Kuta beach
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but first you have to go over that bit
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surfer resto :)
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