Bali Day Six: Shopping in Kuta & Seminyak
After a massive past couple of days, today we all had a calm day. Jackson, Nicky, one of his little brothers, and myself decided to head into Seminyak and Kuta to do some shopping.
We drove along Sunset Road in search of the surf outlets as the boys were looking for some board shorts and casual shirts. We ended up going to the Hurley and Billabong outlets. There wasn’t a lot in Hurley for me and it was still quite expensive. But when we went over to Billabong I went hard. There were three levels and the further you went up the levels, the more discounted the products were. I obviously ended up on the third level where everything was discounted from 60%-80% off. There was heaps of ugly stuff, it was basically the reject level but in amongst it all I found an orange pair of bikinis. They are actually really nice and only cost me $18 Australian dollars for the set, which would normally be about $70 for just the top.
We then headed over to the Galleria (a massive duty free shopping centre) and the Mall (just a regular shopping centre). The Galleria was filled with the classic duty free brands and items. All of the expensive bags, perfumes, make up and had some market style stores connected to it as well. There was nothing there that we really needed, wanted or could afford so we headed over to the mall instead.
In the Mall, there wasn’t really anything there either, apart from H&M so we managed to spend some time in there. Jackson was on the hunt for some new clothes as all of his are getting a bit old and just randomly disappearing. So while I had a look at some of the ladies clothes, he had a look at the mens section. I didn’t find anything but he ended up buying two pairs of pants and a t-shirt. After finishing up in H&M we headed back to the villa.
Once we were home we had a quick swim and just chilled out again until about 5pm. What a hard life it is going shopping all day and then getting to come home and just chill! After chilling out all afternoon, Jackson and I decided to go an getttttttttttttt ANOTHER NALU BOWL! The plan was to get a nalu bowl and then meet everyone else for dinner back at Roti. We rode our bikes over and decided that we’d also stop at the markets afterwards as they are right next to Roti. I had the Uluwatu bowl again and didn’t add anything to it, I’ve found one that I actually like now..thank goodness!
We then headed over to the markets. We had a little look around but nothing really caught my eye. I am on the look out for a cute little ring but nothing really grabbed me. After a quick five minutes around the markets, we strolled over to Roti. It wasn’t long before everyone else got there and we ate. Once again I had the feta cheese, tomato and black olive roti, a fave.
We did all stop on the way home from dinner and got a little treat from the shop. We’ve all fallen in love with the ice creams they sell here called Aice’s. They have some flavours that would be unheard of in Australia but they are all, so far, really really good. Tonight I tried the Sweet Corn flavour, yes Sweet Corn, and it was actually delicious! I also got a mango one which just tasted like a Weis bar. Then, like every other night, we rode our bikes back to the villa and went to bed!
Tomorrow will be a big day since we’re driving up into the mountains again but to do some high ropes courses that look like so much fun! We decided against going snorkelling at Nusa Lembongan tomorrow since it’s probably just a bit too far and would be a lot easier if we were to stay the night. Next time, we’ll spend a night or two over at that island so we can do as much as we want! So the Tree Tops high ropes courses sounded like just as much fun.