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Shaky start to the day

Very slow day

overcast 30 °C

Having a lovely sleep only to be woken up by everything shaking. I sprang out of bed and jen woke up straight away. It was an earthquake. Lasted for about ten seconds. Got a little stronger then stopped. Not the way we would like to be woken up everyday. Saw on the news it was a 6.4. Jen saw the guy from next door and he was freaking out a bit. He said he was on European news for information on the tremor. I am not sure European news would have information 3 minutes after the tremor. We saw some information on the Indonesian news. Not much damage anywhere time to move on. Went for breakfeast at the Bread Basket. Very good juice and tasty breakfeast. On the way back to hotel i had another look at a sign which had puzzled me since we arrived. It is pointing away from the beach. After our tremor this morning it makes sense. In case of a tsunami head this way.
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Today is very humid and sticky. Need to visit Sarina to get jens tops she has made as well as a couple of other things. Only a couple of days left of our trip. This is the time of the trip when you wish it would never last and all the fun things you have to go back to like work and a normal life. Jen and i were hoping for a natural disaster like a volcano eruption. No harm or damage to anyone or anything just the news that we could not get a flight for another week. Instead we got a light weight tremor. Bummer! We not leaving for a couple of more days so enjoy the now.
We went for a walk along the beachfront. The humidity seems to have subsided and it is nice and cool. Went to see Sarina and pick up the clothes she has made. All good and jen is very happy with her purchases. Said goodbye to Sarina, lovely lady. As we have been down to the markets a few times the store owners remember us so we no longer get the "you look in my store". Now it is hello and a quick chat on how long you here for conversation. The balinese people , the same as south east asian people in general, have a lovely nature, once you get past the business. People are people wherever you travel. We all want to live a happy life and be kind to each other. Decided it was beer time and found a great spot overlooking the beach.
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After a couple of beers we decided to head off. Feeling a bit pekish we were looking for some food. Walked past Jimmy's Sports bar and jimmy saw us and we stopped to have a chat. He is good that Jimmy. Many beers later we left Jimmy's.
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Stopped off at the local dvd store to pick up some movies and music. In Indonesia you but dvds for $1 each. Now the quality can be very dubious. If it is an older movie you should be ok. However, they have movies for sale that have just been released at the movies. Usually they are movies which have been recorded by Handycam in the cinema. We have seen these and sometimes the quality is very good. Other times not so good. Jens dad loves his movies so we loaded up a heap for him, as well as some tv series for us. Hey for $1 you take the chance.
By now we were very hungry. Went to a little warung and ordered nasi goreng and nasi campur. Good shit!
By now i can say that Jen and i are in full on relaxed holiday mode. The last 5 days in particular we have this glazed over we are relaxed mode which seems to emanate from our being. We don't get hassled by the touts as much as i think we give off that don't ask us we are sorted vibe.
Bit tired tonight after our big day. Ordered some room service and watched some cable tv.

Posted by andrewjenny 04:34 Archived in Indonesia

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