Sunday 9 March
The alarm went off at 9am and I woke up, very tired. Neither Matt nor I really wanted to get out of bed, but we were flying off that day and so we knew we had to.
Eventually, after clearing it with Juliann that we could keep our luggage in their room, we went downstairs and had a chat with everyone who were having breakfast while Sarah got the extra booze out of our room for Emma (who had stashed some in there). I really wanted to go to the beach and check out a stall that I saw on Wednesday selling seashells but as we made our way down Popies towards the beach I realized that the shells on the beach weren’t real ones. They were selling the exact same ones on Popies Lane and they were resin cast, not real shells.
Boo! I really want a couple big shells for altar pieces!!
Sad, but not giving up, I decided to continue looking for a few more sarongs. In the end I ended up buying a sarong. It was incredibly hot outside, and the humidity was becoming almost unbearable by the time I got the sarong so we decided to call it and get something to eat. I convinced Matt we needed another stop at TJs!
Unfortunately, TJs didn’t do lunch until noon and that was a good 50 minutes away. I hemmed and hawed and decided that I could live with Mexican for breakfast so we ate there anyways. Matt had a chorizo and cheese omelette with hash browns and I had Tostada de Huevos, which was scrambled egg and bacon on top of refried beans and a corn shell, with some sour cream, salsa and cheese. We also both had some yummy fresh pineapple juice!
It was so so good. I was very full afterwards, but it was tasty tasty and really cheap. Like 17 dollars for our breakfast! (All up! Not individually!!!)
We sat and watched the fish in TJs for a bit before deciding it was time to go home. We got our bags out of Greg and Juliann’s room and caught a van back to Denpasar airport. The benefit to being at the airport early?
Sweet sweet free Wifi.
We quite happily leeched some wifi while we waited for the check in gate to open, and then we checked in. We were a bit concerned that my bag would be over the weight limit of 20kg but when we put it up there it came through at EXACTLY 20.0kg. We both did a little dance over that J
We went through the departure tax line, the immigration line, and then to get to the gates you had to go through the maze of duty free shopping. It was a bit crazy, and I felt a bit like I was at Ikea, being herded through the store. I got out of line long enough to see if I could tell the difference between my fake Dior sunglasses and the real ones (The “r” in the font is just slightly different – plus the lack of a serial number, etc etc) and the lady thought she almost caught me but we got away too quick for her to try to sell us stuff, bwahahah. (For the record, yes, I bought fake designer sunnies, and frankly I love them – they’re cheap, they’re cute, and if you don’t look close enough you think they’re the real thing heheh). We made our way to our gate and chilled out while waiting for the plane to board.
Once on board, we settled in – I’ve learned it’s totally worth paying extra for the exit row J Matt’s extra long legs always thank me when we board! It’s more comfortable for me as well.
The flight back was pretty uneventful. I wrote a couple of these things, watched some Thundercats, read a bit… the norm. We landed, breezed through immigration (Although I should’ve been able to use the chip in mine I couldn’t and had to go through an officer), got our stuff, breezed through customs and shivered… PERTH WAS COOL! Especially compared to the tropical conditions we were just in!
We caught a cab back home (Another 26 dollar fare… man I missed the cheap 7 dollar fares from Bali) and I was extremely glad to see the kitties! We cuddled them and then went to Nandos for dinner before settling in. I did a marginal unpack, digging out some clothes for work today, but I still need to unpack J