Bali on Monkey Forest Road.

We decided to splash out a bit and got this place with  a bed so large it needed a GPS and I felt like asking Helvi ;  your place or mine? The bath was also so big and tempting. It is clearly meant for endless honey mooners. A video with directions showed what this bath was capable of fulfilling. The females head would be languidly leaning over the edge of the bath in expectation of.. Something delightful but in any case at leat a champagne. The man would be stroking her hair but at the right moment would step out while carrying her to sowhere else making sure the rose petals covering ( not an Abbott in sight) all the conjugal instrumentalia or orchesteral. Equipment. This tablet has a mind of its own, sorry. Of course the heart shaped frangipani on the giant bed would get a bit of a shake-up. Bali seems to be all about beauty though. Not a plastic flower or pot in sight. The contrast could not be bigger. A great place if one can see above the motor bikes and past the tourists of which we too are part off. (But not an Abbott in sight). Indonesia is teaching Australia a lesson in humanity. We feel like. Staying forever. Again, this tablet has a trouble with being obedient, but… Not an Abbott in sight!  Abbott is Australia’s prime minister who seems to delight in making this country look stupid.

31 Responses to “Bali on Monkey Forest Road.”

  1. Lottie Nevin Says:

    We had a massive bath at our house in Bali, but never enough hot water to fill it! I’ve saved ALL of your posts to read when I’ve got more time – don’t want to miss a trick. Enjoy your holiday, it already sounds like you are having A LOT of fun😉

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Yes, baths are getting bigger, even here where most locals still bath in the local Kali or river. Sukarno used to hire a helicopter and fly over all in the hope of seeing bathing beauties. (Over Bali)

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  2. rod Says:

    He may delight in making Australia look stupid, but at at least he’s good at something!

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  3. Yvonne Says:

    Well said, Rod!

    I’m sorry you’re not enjoying Bali, Gerard and Helvi.

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  4. Yvonne Says:

    They sure do. A local ice-cream maker does a Dragon fruit flavour, pretty darn good!

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  5. Julia Lund Says:

    It’s so lovely to read these snippets, misbehaving tablet and all, from a place I am unlikely ever to visit. Thank you for sharing – I have mental images …😉

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  6. Carrie Rubin Says:

    Sounds like a beautiful place. And who doesn’t love a giant bed? Well, maybe the housekeeping staff who have to make them…

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  7. petspeopleandlife Says:

    Bali surely is sort of like a modern Eden if I can stretch the imagination. Sounds luxurious with the huge bed that one could get lost in as well as the over-sized bath. The only thing about all those luxuries is that you have not once forgotten Abbott. Now, Gerard, you still need to relax a bit more or not?🙂

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  8. berlioz1935 Says:

    Please forget Abbott. He is not worth thinking about. But I’m worried that you are looking for him everywhere. The way he behaves the Indonesians will soon declare him “persona non grata”.

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      No, but it takes time Berlioz. It could be a bit like the Stockholm’s syndrome! Australia might take time to recover from Abbott if he ever disappears. Perhaps a wild dance and making offerings to appease the Gods might help.

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  9. Curt Mekemson Says:

    Bali is indeed a lovely place, Gerard. Enjoy. When I was there, ever so long ago, we stayed in Ubud. People brought water to our house each day and poured it in from outside to our bath. As I recall, it was cold. But what a magical place and time. –Curt

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  10. Master of Something Yet Says:

    I’ve never really had the urge to go to Bali but an Abbott-free holiday sounds pretty good right now.

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  11. Forestwoodfolkart Says:

    You are right about Abbot. He would be the worst prime minister by far. Bali sounds nice.

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  12. nonsmokingladybug Says:

    I am not sure if I am in awe about the fact that you actually blog from your vacation..or if I want to tell you “stay of the tablet and enjoy your vacation”.

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Yes, I should stay off the tablet and keep hands above the blankets as my mum used to advice me. We are just so happy to be here, having a great time talking to many locals and laughing. Can you believe it?

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      • nonsmokingladybug Says:

        I always take vacation from everything including phone, computer, emails and everything that dictates my ordinary life. I am very glad you both are having a good time and give your wife a hug, since your hands are above the blankets.

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      • gerard oosterman Says:

        We have not used the phone or taken emails but can’ t seem to stay away from writing those snippets. A bit like keeping away from a biscuit after the cookie jar has been opened.
        We are both fiddling with our tablets because we got them and it would be silly not to use them. However we do not carry them on our walks nor are we taking any photos, especially not on the end of a stick that many tourists seem to like doing.
        I could not understand that latest fashion of taking photos with the camera at the end of anadjustable pole.
        Yes I will give a hug now.

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  13. Patti Kuche Says:

    Tony Abbot seems to have crept into your suitcase like a bedbug!

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