Bali Day One: Making Our Way to Canggu
I know I haven’t said anything about this is any of my prior posts but today was the day that Jackson and I headed to Bali!
After waiting so long for the day to finally come, today was the day we left for Bali! We headed down to the airport at about midday for our flight, which was inevitability delayed :( <- big sad face for that
So we sat around the airport for a little while and got some food before we could even check in. It wasn’t long before we heard our names over the loud speaker (we were on the staff waitlist so we weren’t actually guaranteed seats on the plane until the day) and headed to the check in desk, got our boarding passes and we were off (THANK GOODNESS! I was actually so scared that we wouldn’t get on the flight).
We then went through all of the security and duty free. I did so well to not buy anything, even though I was so tempted by all of the cheaper make up and alcohol (There was seriously a bottle of the Urban Decay All Nighter Spray for like $30). The only thing that stopped me from buying something was that we are going to Bali and not to the airport for our holiday. The only thing we bought was a bottle of vodka for Jackson’s family, whilst we are all in Bali.
It was then time for us to board the plane. Once we were on the plane the flight seemed to go pretty quickly. After they did two rounds of drinks, Jackson and I had some snacks and noodles, we watched a movie and then we were landing. Jackson had hyped up the airport so much and so I was freaking out a little bit about walking out into the crowd. He said how it was pretty intense with everyone asking you if you needed a taxi ride and people even trying to take you luggage out of your hands. It wasn't too bad to start off with but once you actually got out into the crowd it was pretty in your face and especially because it is a group of grown men yelling out at you.
Once we were past the arrivals gate, it was smooth sailing. We found Jackson’s dad and the driver, who took us back to the villa. The drive took just over an hour and it was really cool to see Bali at night. It was once again pretty intense. The traffic and the way people drive over here is so different to anywhere else I’ve ever been. Something that blew my mind was that there were lines drawn on the road for the lanes but they seriously drive anywhere and turn two lanes into four or five. You couldn’t really see a lot out of the car while it was moving but something you do notice is how many dogs are on the street. It was crazy to see as well that some places are really run down, and covered in litter and then next door to it there could be a massive, luxury hotel. It made me a little bit sad, being the dog loving freak that I am, seeing all of the dogs that are on the street. None of them are overly skinny or dirty but I have so many questions..like where do they get food, where do they sleep? I feel like a child with the number of questions I want to ask about the dogs.
Once we got to the villa, we seriously just went straight upstairs and went to sleep. Both of us were absolutely wrecked as we didn’t sleep at all on the flight.