The dinner took place by the pool. The hotel staff already had tables set with our RSVP name ready to go. All 11 of us found a seat near our friends and the server arrived to take our drink order. My latest addiction in Indonesia is the pineapple drink. It's simply pure pineapple blended with a large chunk of pineapple and a fun straw to top it off. It was delicious! And so natural. I highly recommend it. Since we paid a 200 000 idr fee (of about 20 US dollars), we had a buffet of traditional Balinese food. However, since living in Indonesia, we are accustomed to smaller portions so getting seconds or even thirds didn't really sound appetizing. If anything, I picked up some extra fruit but that is about it.
|Traditional Balinese dinner|
|Danna and Ben enjoying dinner|
|Joe and I at dinner|
While we were eating poolside, the Balinese music began! They had a small band in the corner with some Balinese men playing the congo drums and other various instruments. It was so relaxing.
|Eduardo and I with the musicians|
|One of several beautiful costumes the dancers wore that night|
|The ladies and the Balinese dancers|
After sometime, the dancers would randomly select people from the audience to join their dancing. The very first person chosen was an older gentleman. His wife did not know how to react but it was obvious he was having a wonderful time! Three of the other Americans actually joined in on the dancing as well as various Australians that were also staying at the hotel. They were quite entertaining!
After the meal ended, we all basically went to bed. I know, I know.. such grandmas -- but, you TRY hiking a 1700 m volcano at 4 in the morning!
Be on the look out for another entry describing my wild monkey forest adventure in Bali soon!
Until next time..