Dear Friends & Families,
I think that most of you knew that I was away from my country Malaysia for 3 months for business training at the other side of the globe. I was sent to Guernsey for 3 months for business training. It opens up my eyes to see the people and places at the European contingent. Firstly, I didn’t knew anything about Guernsey at all. Then one day I google around and found it to be a small island nearby to France and England. I was happy because I’m able to travel abroad for the first time alone.
A few of us were selected to join this expedition and a total of six of us. We flew off from KLIA and before that I was having my dinner with my family and my future in-laws. All of them wish me luck and my parent came with me to the airport to send me off. 3 months I won’t be having mum’s cooked food and hearing stories from dad and my lovely is not beside me to hug. Haha.. Reach KLIA and went to waiting point that six of us agreed earlier. Everyone was busy pushing their cart with their luggage and then we check-in our luggages. We took Emirates flight to Dubai then Dubai to London Gatwick and then from London Gatwick to Guernsey. The flight from London to Guernsey was with FlyBe. We’re very fortunate because we didn’t need to carry our luggages from London airport. We were told that our luggages will be send directly from KLIA to Guernsey without needing us to check-in our luggages again. We checked in as a group as their is a few kilo to spare. We were then separated to say goodbyes to our loved ones.
Then we went to the departure hall taking the elevator proceed to check-in. That night I was not feeling feel because I’ve a slight fever and I popped two tablets of panadol. My whole body was aching and while I sit I can feel that my whole back was killing me. The journey to Dubai was a nightmare because I was sick. I can’t forget the food in the plane. The bread was cold and hard. Is like when you throw a stone to a dog. I was sick so I barely finish all the food but I drank a lot of juices and popped another panadol. I was so sick that I had no mood to watch any movies during the whole journey. Once landed at Dubai airport, I feel a little much better and we all head to the departure gate and wait for our connection flight. We were able to Facebook awhile but the line was so bad that pissed us off. Send smses back home to inform my whereabout. The journey from Malaysia to Dubai take us around 6hours and more. Then at the Dubai airport we needed to wait for another 3hours and more for our flight to London. It is a tiring journey.
Once our flight was ready and we checked in to our plane. It is much better compare to the flight from KLIA to Dubai. We got ourself a stretch of seats for the six of us. This joruney from Dubai to London Gatwick took us another 7hours.. (continue at the next post….)
Dear Friends & Families,
I know is my fault for not updating my blog that often anymore. Just never had a chance to get myself to write something in my blog. Just went back a few post and the last post was Ole Bali!!! (Part 3) so I was thinking to continue the story. I know it has been some months and I don’t think I cant remember all of it but I’ll try to put all the jigsaws together.
Well, our photoshoot was till very late and was thinking getting a taxi to another hotel that I booked before we flied to Bali. The another couple was asking whether the driver will be able to fetch them to their hotel so we might just hop on together and ask. They charge a small amount of fees to fetch us to our hotel but I think is worth it for us. The place that the Wedding shop provided was quite far to the place that I booked. Ours was at the Town area Kuta. The driver fetch the couple to their hotel then he fetch us to the Town at Kuta. I was shocked that the couple stay in the hotel was so.. ah.. don’t want to recall it but ours was… gosh! IS SO BEAUTIFUL!!! hehehe..
We stay at J Boutique hotel at Kuta. Once we reached to hotel front entrance there is someone came out and invite and get our luggage into the hotel. The man was so friendly and the hotel was beautiful. Once we’re in the hotel, we quickly proceed to check-in our hotel room. Once we got our keys and we head to our room and our luggage arrive at our doorstep. We rest awhile and when down to the lobby and ask the man to usher us at the beginning, where we can look for food during that night. I asked for Mcdonalds but they told us the nearest we can get is KFC and so nice of them they try look up the KFC delivery telephone numbers for us. We can’t really understand the language their are speaking and we ask him to help us make the call first then we just place our order. *using our mobile phone not the hotel’s phone*
After awhile we went back to our room for some rest. Initially, we wanted to walk over to KFC because the man told us just a 15min walk from the hotel but it started to rain so we ordered our food to deliver to us at the hotel. When our food arrive the man brought the delivery man to our room and pass our orders to us. I was to my surprise that their snack plate type was with rice. When we search the Internet and we found out most of the fast food at Bali do serve with rice. Gosh.. My lovely was so happy because she can take rice in that particular hour and I have a small burger for myself. Oops! just telling you all about the food but not the room. Hehehe.. The room was nice.. it do looks new and the pattern on the wall so nice. We got ourself a king/queen size bed which I’ve forgotten. The room is Wi-Fi enable so it was great that my lovely can use her Nokia E66 to surf the Internet as well as me using my iPhone 3G. The toilet door is very funny. You can’t close it if you on the air ventilation inside the toilet. You need to off it then ask someone to on it at outside. I think without air ventilation is better because you won’t feel so cool during shower. If you don’t on the air ventilation the toilet light will not light up and just a small light at the mirror will on so is all up to you..
After my dinner/supper, rest awhile at the bed watching TV and surfing the Internet. Then I got up get a shower because after a long day of photoshoot you can feel how smelly you’re. Get a nice clean shower I’ll recommended to everyone. The weather at Bali was a killing. After the shower continue to Facebooking a while and watch some nice movies on TV. Then fall asleep till morning. The next morning we wakeup quite early and went for our breakfast in the hotel. Although the breakfast didn’t had much variety but is still okay. We got our food and went to travel agent inside the hotel and enquire the places we wanted to visit. The prices quoted to us wasn’t the one we wanted and even the places we wanted to go. We didn’t took the package and instead called the one travel agent that my lovely took previously when she came over with her sisters. Got a package for the next day to bring us to the places we wanted to go. We have the whole afternoon nothing to do so we walk to the KFC which the man mentioned last night and sightseeing around.
Along the road to the shopping center where the KFC located there is a lot of shops you can just go in for window shopping. The prices..well I don’t pay for that price for a Tee or a pant..that is my point of view. The weather was so hot. Feel like stay inside my hotel room but we had paid for the trip might as well just go forward. We walk around the shopping complex and I’m not sure what is the name but is quite okay.. is just like Mahkota Parade Malacca. The DVDs selling at Bali was a great bargain. I didn’t buy any of them and please don’t ask me why..if you happen to be at Bali go scout around. We walk around the town try to locate Hard Rock Bali but couldn’t find it and my patience starting to wear off. Thanks to the weather and the people around there looking at us like one kind. We went for SPA scouting and I was afraid to go to the wrong SPAs.. *you know.. Tell you all one thing.. the road that leads to our hotel I had walked up and down more than twice on that day itself.
At last found one SPA at a hotel but it was fully booked and we managed to squeeze 90 minutes out from them. During the SPA..again… I was snoring like pig even the masseur was laughing at me with my lovely..who cares.. I’m enjoying it.. Please don’t think otherwise.. After finish our SPA, we walked back to our hotel.. then have some photograph inside the hotel lobby and pool and glue ourself onto the bed watch TV..anticipating the next morning visiting the spots of Bali..The next morning our driver who will be driving us around the Bali island came quite early waiting for us at the lobby. We enjoyed our breakfast first then ask him to carry our luggage into the mini MPV..Avanza.. The first stop was Hard Rock Bali.. when he drove us there I was.. WTF! is just nearby but yesterday we took the wrong turn. Snap some photograph at Hard Rock Cafe. The cafe was under renovation and the store was close due to some festival.. which I get to know while along the way. We stop at a place where they so call manufacture the Kopi Luwak which I think nothing different to our Kopi O. Kopi O is much better! Is not cheap either.. The distance from once place to another is quite far so better plan ahead where you want to go..
Then we were brought to Ulun Danu which is a nice place to snap some photograph. Remember to ask your driver to get entrance ticket for you as well because is different price. The weather was cooling as well. I like the weather over there. Maybe it located at the top of the hill. Btw beware of pickpockets which my lovely told me and remember not to take the buffet lunch or dinner.. the food is like malaysian food and is expensive! Wanted to eat the Babi guling but most of shop is closed for the festival.. Damn it! End up eating rice with some pork at a stall nearby a river.. haih.. The driver wanted to bring us to a temple some sort but I don’t feel like going because you need to pay for entrance fee and is grizzling. Next we went to Tanah Lot. The sea didn’t cover all the surface compare to some of my friends when over to Bali. After Tanah Lot we went to get some gifts for our families and friends. Prices..expensive.. Then head to the airport. The driver was below my expectations. He barely speak english or malay so don’t ask me for his contacts. Back to our homeland Malaysia!
Well, at last I cover all the Bali trip and I hope it helps everyone of you planning to go to Bali. Just feel free drop a few line or mail me if you want to know more details.