Day was initially planned to be spent at leisure i.e. no activities today. Me and Mr. Perfect were ought to relax at our amazing pool villa for the last leg of our honeymoon. But the traveler in my man was in no mood to relent. He called up at the reception and inquired about the bike rentals. Thus, the day itinerary was outlined. We would be sight seeing on our own by our very own bike in a foreign country – thanks to Google Maps. Fuel checked, helmet checked, mobile checked, suns-cream checked, goggles checked and of course, wallet too. So, by eleven, we were ready for our first bike ride in Bali.
Riding pillion, I was taking videos of all the alluring places that we came across. Bali is such a delightful place to explore. Lush green roadways carved magnificently with massive sculptures, mouthwatering fast food outlets, fashion clothing shops, vendors selling handicrafts and souvenirs, sassy tourists flocking the roads mainly communicating through gestures etc. left me gleeful with numerous unforgettable moments. Bike ride turned out to be much more engaging than I had anticipated (isn’t it natural for gals to be afraid of getting tanned which I eventually got – argghh).
A little later we went to our ‘very own’ Pizza Hut for lunch and ate to the core. The hot veggie deluxe was a delight to have with lemonade and cheese nachos. Mr. Perfect, as habitual ordered some pizza with chicken and gobbled all and showed me a ‘V’ as if I doubted his eating capabilities (sic). After the lunch, we went to a departmental store just next to Pizza Put. I thought of buying chips and nachos for myself but was bewildered to find pork, prawns, salmon flavored chips, and others which I cannot even fathom. Even my favorite LAYS had turned non-vegetarian in Bali :(. Eventually, I found Pringles in Paprika flavor (I read the ingredient list thrice to confirm about the missing veg mark). I felt victorious as if I had scaled a mountain.
Our next stop was a local market. The shops were small yet carried trendy clothes, stylish hats, colorful accessories, comfy footwear and what not. The shopping bee in me was poking now. The more I saw gals wearing trendy attires, the more eager I turned to change my wardrobe (by the way my wardrobe was brand new only :P). Mr. Perfect was cooperative as usual and was showing quite an interest in my shopping by suggesting styles and attires rather than just nodding (listen girls, no need to be jealous, men can always be moulded, though I was born lucky :)). I got another pair of hot pants in army print, a few random tops, a lady hat, a tomboy cap, a few funky accessories and a few pair of colorful slippers (to name a few :P)
The entire shopping stint lasted till 7 pm. We were dead tired when we reached our hotel. We ordered our dinner along with a cup of tea at the room itself. It was packing time now and was clearly evident that we had exceeded our luggage limit. Somehow we managed by way of extra poly-bags and succeeded in retaining all the stuff that we had purchased (who can be more jugadu and accommodating than Indian women :)). Mr. Perfect was giving me dirty looks on seeing the condition of my luggage but I was quick to remind him that half of the luggage was for his folks and relatives (some new ones as well :P) and half was due to his fault. Finally I bid him goodnight :P.
Hope you are enjoying the most sought-after honeymoon destination BALI through my eyes – Part 1 , 2, 3, 4 and 5 will help you explore it further! Catch up with the seventh leaf for the beautiful culmination of my honeymoon diary!