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Bali: Nusa Dua Beach and Bali Collection

by Sanne
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Nusa Dua Beach, Bali

Nusa Dua is a resort area in the southern part of the island, and there is not much else to see than the beach and the hotels. For lunch, we went out to Bali Collection, which is a large outdoor shopping mall. That mall really bent over backwards to cater to everyone, but unfortunately the result was a rather diluted, uninspiring experience. 

I don’t recall seeing any restaurants with less than 3 different cuisines listed, and one of the places even advertised that they were serving both European and Italian food. How lucky can you be?After a rather horrible massage and a just-above-average lunch, we were ready to leave. I’m sure Bali Collection is cozier after dark, with the tree lanterns and all, but during daytime, I wouldn’t recommend going. Your time is better spent on the beach.

On our way out, we stopped at Starbucks for an Iced Caramel Macchiato, and I was assigned the strangest Starbucks name ever. How on earth did Sanne become Salom?:)

I had read about a place, Water Blow, nearby, where you could get close to the breaking waves, so we decided to go and have a look. Unfortunately, Water Blow was closed today due to a music festival, so we went for a walk along the beach instead.

It was low tide, so if you were careful, you could walk on the rocks on the bottom and get all the way out to the large rock formations without getting your feet wet. I’m usually very clumsy, but I somehow got myself out there without dropping my iPhone or my camera. It was really beautiful out there, don’t you think?

Tonight, Poul is flying back to Dubai, while I’ll be traveling to Ubud which is a small region some 40km from Nusa Dua. Ubud is a long established hangout for artists and other creative souls, and after Eat Pray Love, the region’s tourism appeal skyrocketed, making Ubud one of the most popular places to visit in Bali away from the coastline. So yes, it’s supposed to be touristy, but not as bad as Kuta. Ubud has several yoga centers teaching different kinds of yoga and meditation, and this is something which I’m really looking forward too. I’ve never been much of a yoga girl, but yoga is something that I wish I could learn to love. Hopefully 5 days in Ubud would help me get on the right track.