Today we went surfing. This was the second time I have had the chance to surf on our trip since I tried it for the first time in my life in Australia. We went to Sanur Beach in Bali. This time was different from the time we surfed in Byron Bay, because we took a boat from the shore to a spot way out where there was a surf break. I got scared surfing this way, because we did not end up on the shore after we caught waves, instead we would fall into the water and have to paddle back out, which was so tiring. I think I like it better when I know I can get to shore for a break after I ride the waves.
The thing I did really like on this surfing adventure, was when we went snorkeling before we surfed and saw all kinds of really cool fish. Daddy and I saw a super long skinny fish with a super long skinny nose. It was so white, it was almost clear. I saw more vibrant coral that looked like someone had painted it. It made me feel very peaceful and relaxed and actually felt like a dream in my mind. The snorkeling was really sweet and beautiful and I had a great time doing it with everyone in my family and the surfing was more stressful and scary because of the gigantic waves. I think I’ll stick to snorkeling.
After we surfed and snorkeled, we went to a funky hotel in Ubud. Which, by the way, has the worst traffic EVER. The hotel had rice fields and a beautiful garden that were both really pretty to see. The coolest part about this hotel was the river at the bottom of the hotel. We saw people white water rafting on the little river. Maybe, someday I’ll get to go white water rafting. I would like that.
Our last stop was The Green School. It is this amazing school that we learned about from our friends, The Pasquesi’s. We know them because Brayden went to school with their daughter, Nina and I will get to as well when I come back from our trip. Nina and her brother went to school at the Green School for 6 months and told us it was so incredible, that we thought we had to go see it as well. And you know what, it really was incredible.
This was the last day of our trip and I felt sad I was leaving beautiful Bali behind. I really thought Bali was a cozy environment, because the people are so warm and we always felt welcome, whether we were tourists or natives of Bali. I feel very, very happy when I feel welcome somewhere so far from home.
Tomorrow, we’re going to Cambodia. It feels like a bittersweet moment, because Bali was amazing, but I have to leave it.