Sunday, February 17, 2019

February 16th – R&R in Bali

Sometimes it's good to take a break from the sightseeing. And, in a place like Bali where you can have a choice of temples and cultural sights, or beaches, spas and restaurants, sometimes it's easier to take the path of least resistance (especially when you factor in the terrible traffic situation, which can make getting anywhere a real chore).

So, today was about a few simple pleasures and necessities. We went to our old backpacker stomping ground, Sanur (which is getting increasingly upmarket these days) to visit a spa where Tracy had some treatments and I had the toughest massage that I've ever had. It was a "deep tissue" massage that was so deep, I thought she'd pushed through my muscles to the other side – no pain, no gain seemed to be the mantra.

After this pummelling, we went to an old favourite, Café Batu Jimbar in Sanur for some great value spicy Balinese food – delicious.

You can't see temples every day – a bit of pampering can be just as good for the soul!