Maldives & Bali 2014
OMG... The Maldives
I was so excited when I heard that I was going to The Maldives as part of Active Escapes.
I was also really clueless, in that I had no idea exactly where The Maldives were. So for anyone who is equally as clueless, The Maldives are a group of coral atolls in the Indian Ocean. Twenty-six atolls to be exact, with pristine beaches, blue lagoons and endless reefs and marine life.
Visiting The Maldives was a dream come true (for a few days at least). Surfing, sailing, swimming, sunning, gorging ourselves on delicious food, yoga and workouts each day between adventures... until I fractured a rib. Then all those activities, as well as the simple activity of breathing, became extremely painful.
The Maldives, the peace, the natural environment, the lifestyle, the waters, the people, all captured my body and soul — I will return one day!
Bali — Bits and Pieces
I have a shower and bath OUTDOORS in my villa! It is the most tropical and relaxing thing ever!
Coconuts here are under $2 Australian!
I have a bruised tummy and hips from trying to be more of a surfer than I really am!
The food here is absolutely delicious!
Zanna thinks there is a crab living in his outdoor bathroom, even though we aren’t near the beach!
Mosquitos love the taste of my blood #theyseriouslysuck
I have a mosquito net around my huge bed, and it makes me feel like a princess!
It rains very heavily here, but it’s refreshing and I love it!
Dogs here can potentially have rabies, so we are warned not to touch them in case they bite us.. But one of the security guards here at the villas has a new puppy and we play with him because he’s so cute!
The locals are always so pleasant and kind and smiling!
The air doesn’t smell really fresh, but it is really humid, and the beaches I’ve been to so far aren’t pristine, which is different from what I expected! But I have only been to nearby surfing spots, no touristy beaches yet. The surf is fun and pretty safe even though it is big.
I couldn’t say no to one of the ladies selling her handmade bracelets.. I got seriously ripped off, but decided it was going to benefit her more than it would make me lose out.
Bali is two hours behind Australian Eastern Standard Time.
I have gone so close to accidently drinking the Bali tap water – but am yet to get an upset tummy! Hooray!
Love and light,
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