Monday, August 1, 2016

Chinese New Year 2016: Bali, Indonesia

This year for J's Chinese New Year break (February) we headed to Bali, Indonesia. It was one of the best trips we have taken so far. We LOVE Bali! We stayed at the Griya Santrain, and it was a great fit for us. The location was perfect, there were three pools to choose from and the beach was just steps away as well. It was also close to many restaurants and shops. As usual I took a ton of photos so I'll be breaking up our trip into a few posts so that you aren't overwhelmed with all the pictures.
Our first day was spent checking out our surroundings, a quick trip to the beach and an unexpected show with dinner. We had dinner at a hotel that was down the beach from us. We happened to be eating when a Balinese dance performance started. Little O loved it! He wanted to go out on stage and join them.
Little O discovered 'dip' (aka Ketchup) on this trip. He is a big fan!
A couple of days later we headed to the other side of the island to visit Deus Ex Machina. This place was really cool, there was a kids area with a small table, crayons and a few toys. They also had a large outdoor lounging area, but it was a bit too hot to enjoy that on the day we were visiting. Deus Ex Machina rebuilds and customizes motorcycles. J was very excited to get to visit one of their shops a they don't have many.
It was too bad it was on the other side of the island from where we were staying. It was totally worth the long (45 minutes) and expensive cab ride. It is definitely a gathering place for people with great food and events like movie nights and bands. I'm sure if we had been staying closer to it we would have gone back at least one more time.

Stay tuned for more from our Bali trip!