Amanda and I knew we needed to get to the island of Java to see Borobudur, which meant traveling back through Bali after leaving the Gili Islands. We took a speed boat this time instead of the slow boat because we found a good deal that also included our transfer from the port in Bali to our hotel. This time we decided to stay in Seminyak, which we heard was an upscale town where a lot of expats live. We searched around and found a resort on a last minute site for a reasonable price. It was by far the nicest place we stayed during our trip, and the first thing we did was spend some time at the pool.
Amanda had heard from a friend about a restaurant in Seminyak called Potato Heads, so we decided to check it out. I’m not really into fancy places, but this was incredible. It was a huge outdoor patio setting that looked out into the ocean. There was a pool and lounging area with beds where you could order drinks and food. There were a few different bar areas, plus normal tables. We ordered drinks and were blown away. I had a Bloody Mary that was served on a little wooden board sushi-style, and it was probably the best Bloody Mary I’ve ever had. I ended up ordering a second one too.
Amanda ordered something they called Prohibition Tea, which was a fancy Long Island Iced Tea, and it came with vodka-infused orange slices.
The food was decadent, the drinks were amazing, the scenery was perfection, and while the price was higher than a normal backpacker’s budget, it was the same or even a little cheaper than a nice restaurant in Atlanta.
We spent the next morning relaxing and had lunch at a tea room that advertised tarot card readings. I’m always skeptical of those types of things, but she did say some things to both of us that we don’t know how she would’ve just guessed. It was definitely interesting. After that we just wandered around town and took a walk on the beach at sunset.
Those two days gave us some much needed luxury before our not-so-luxurious time on Java, and I’m glad we gave Bali a second chance because we liked it a lot better than the first time.
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