Trip Report Asia 2013: Day 24: Sanur Exploration
Got up early this morning and dropped the clothes off at the Laundry just a couple of doors down the road. Only 15k per Kilo – I might just give them my clothes every week!
Breakfast at the hotel was not bad, a good variety and range of options to choose from.
Our travel companions were feeling a little under the weather this morning so they decided they would have a lazy day by the pool and just relaxing – plus they were heading home tomorrow and needed to squash 6 bags worth of stuff into 2 suitcases!
We decided to go for a bit of a tour of Sanur, never been here before so jumped in a Blue Bird Taxi that was coming past and we said to the driver to “show us Sanur” he was a little surprised to say the least – we pointed out we hadn’t been there before and to just drive us around everywhere show us all the main spots and then we would stop somewhere.
Well that didn’t take as long as I expected, that age old thing about something looking bigger on a map than it is in real life – certainly applies to Sanur. Our driver was great fun though and we had a great time chatting with him. We got him to drop us off down around the Bali Hyatt Hotel and we would walk back up to the Tamukami. All told the fare was about 51,000. Well worth doing that if you have never been to Sanur before it gives you a good idea of where everything is so it helps you get your bearings.
Had a glorious walk along the beachfront, the weather was perfect this morning. It was also still early so not many people out and about, felt like we had the place to ourselves.
By now it was getting close to Lunchtime and we stopped at the Beach Cafe for something to eat – and amazingly didn’t order prawns! Instead opting for a Salad and some Empanadas.
It was a great casual setting under the canopy of the coconut trees sitting in the sand. Really funky place.
As we walked back towards the Tamukami we stopped off at the Sunday Markets out the back of the Sand Restaurant. These markets are pretty cool, I think aimed at the ex-pat crowd more than tourists but there was some great unique jewellery stalls and some really cool gift ideas. Well worth a look if you are in town on a Sunday.
By this time we were ready for a quick massage and then to head back to the hotel – as you will know by now we are Formula 1 fans (if not skip back a few days on the blog!!!!). So it was time to settle in and watch the Korean Formula 1 Grand Prix. Really wished we hadn’t watched that – Sebastian Vettel won the race and poor Mark didn’t finish!
After the formula 1 we then moved to our friends room to settle in to watch the NRL Grand Final (noticing a theme here?). My wife is a massive Sydney City fan so they happened to be in the final – meaning non-negotiable we had to watch it. Thankfully that presented us at least with another opportunity to finish a bit more of our Duty Free Liquor.
Our sporting obligations being finished we headed out to dinner. This evening we chose Casablanca restaurant just a little way down the road from the hotel. They had a good menu and also a great live band playing as well. This was the last night together with our friends, they were heading home in the morning, kind of a bitter sweet moment for them – the last night of a really amazing holiday but then the reality of having to go home back to normality.
No post-dinner drinks tonight, it was home to bed. Tomorrow we leave Bali as well but are heading back to KL for 2 more nights.
Thanks for Reading – I hope you have been enjoying these posts, it has been great blogging along with you on this holiday. See you tomorrow!