Bali was fantastic. Everyday was felt like a new vacation. From jet skiing, scuba diving, body boarding to clothes shopping. Bali had it all! We did some deliciously cultural stuff as well; a cooking class and a batik art course (a traditional Balinese textile handicraft that's unbelievable laborious and requires a great deal of talent). We took a white water rafting tour and toured villages on a mountain bike trek.
All this put aside the food was fantastic. Cheap beer and luxury (almost 5 star) food to wash it down with. A little place just an hour or so north of the airport called "Ubud" was my favorite. A small monkey forest is their man tourist attraction. Costing a mere 25 cents Canadian to get in, the bananas you feed the monkeys are more expensive.
Anyhow, here are a few pictures to temp you into making Bali your next holiday destination!
It looks like it's going to be a great season on Survivor.
I'm digging the surroundings of "Earths Last Eden", it lush, it's tough and the men still walk around with their shirts off! Good times! I even got chills down my spine last week when Sugar waded her way out into the water to find the immunity idol. I was totally paranoid an alligator would surface in those dingy jungle waters and snap off a leg or two.
Great news! The new Surivor Gabon cast has been announced. Meet the 18 men and women who'll attempt to outwit, outplay, and outlast each other on this fall's ''Survivor''! It's a great article with exclusive video clips and Jeff Probst's thoughts on each. Check it out here: Survivor Gabon Cast (2008).
Judging by the outside (see the picture above) I wasn't expecting all that much. It was a bit dingy on the inside too which sealed the deal in my mind as I entered. Boy, was I wrong!
Food was phenomenal. I had the vegetarian Bhartha dish (eggplant) with rice and the best garlic butter nan you've had in your entire life. It was totally yummy (as long as we're clear here, it wasn't healthy at all). My husband had the lamb curry which was yogurt, spices and tomatoes. Delicious and basically a lamb gravy sauce! It's a little on the expensive side for portion size but the sheer taste value put it through the roof for me.
If you didn't know, I'm currently fundraising for my CIBC Run for the Cure breast cancer goal of $1,500! I have a little way to go (so any donations help.. even 5$) but I have an excellent fundraiser going on this Friday which should nicely increase my total.
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I have a strange affliction with John Mayer. At the start I didn't like him. I didn't get the music and I just wasn't that into him. I kind of saw him as a cheezier, more main stream and slightly less talented Jack Johnson. (Ok, even I'll admit the boy has some guitar skillz). But, Mr. Mayer found himself in the media spotlight more and more. I couldn't help but find his cheeky boyish charm and witty interactions with the paparazzi intriguing.