What a crazy weekend here in Bali. We surfed huge surf during the day and spent our nights bouncing from discotech to discotech in Kuta. We just found out that a group of Norwegians live behind us who are going to school here in Bali. We met them in Kuta and found out that we live just one house apart. They have a sick setup where you can jump off their roof into the swimming pool, radical.
|banana choco crepes!|
On both Saturday and Sunday I was rousted by Bali police. Each time they were trying to get me to pay outrageous fines on the spot for not have an international driver’s license (and one time for having Chris on the back without a helmet). My bargaining skills are top notch so both times I walked away paying just under 5 bucks. On Sunday, they put up a roadblock right before the Serangan surf spot to catch all the tourists, so lame. In Serangan we’ve been hanging out at Maria’s Surf Warung. Before we go out to surf we get food and drinks and when we come in from surf she makes us chocolate banana crepes with sweetened condensed milk lathered on top. Also, there is a local guy who sells ice-cream from a cooler on his bicycle. We are definitely his best customers this week as we have been shredding through cones. Another popular snack in Bali is roasted corn. I think Ben has eaten more cobs than days he’s been in Bali!
This morning we woke up super early to make the long trek to Keramas. It started raining for about 10 minutes of the ride so we got soaked. It was a killer wave and pretty big today. It was also nice to go right as most waves in Bali break left which is backside for me. After Keramas we pounded some food at a little random stall and headed to Serangan for the dropping tide. We spent the rest of the day surfing and sipping Bintangs at Maria’s Warung. Tomorrow we’re going to do the same routine as it was epic today. We’re thinking later this week we might go to the Uluwatu Temple and go to Ubid as the swell is dropping off. So many activities!
I have a term paper due on the 5th so it’s going to be a long night tonight and tomorrow as I want to go back to Kuta this weekend and not have a paper looming over me. I need to get some work done – Peace!
|stoke factor = all time high!|