Return to Bali

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by audept, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    After my last visit to Bali in July started with a volcano eruption and ended with a devastating earthquake I have tempted the gods again and returned once more. My eldest daughter’s husband had booked a luxury villa in Canggu for a week and graciously invited me to stay, all expenses paid. All I had to do was provide my own return airfares from Sydney. There is plenty of room, the Villa is huge with 5 double bedrooms each with an ensuite bathroom. The pool is gigantic and there are 3 live-in staff plus a security guard and a driver to take care of our needs. I’m just chilling out before Christmas because my January workload is already intense. It’s nice to spend time with them and 3 of my grandchildren who all live on the opposite side of Australia from me. I just arrived so my watch, shoes and long pants went straight into the wardrobe and it will be shorts, T-shirts and sandals for the rest of the stay. Cheers!

    My room:
    Canggu Dec 2018 008.JPG Canggu Dec 2018 010.JPG Canggu Dec 2018 011.JPG
     
  2. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    My bathroom (open to the sky) Canggu Dec 2018 003.JPG Canggu Dec 2018 005.JPG Canggu Dec 2018 006.JPG :
     
  3. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    The pool, bar and pool lounge: Canggu Dec 2018 030.JPG Canggu 2 004.JPG Canggu Dec 2018 022.JPG Canggu Dec 2018 015.JPG
     
  4. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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  5. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Upstairs there are 2 more bedrooms, another TV lounge, and a games area with a pool table!
     
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  6. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Spoke too soon: there was a minor earthquake here today. The Epicenter was near Lombok again Mag 5.8. but here it was only a slight tremor. After being in the big one back in July, I didn't even put down my beer. The grandkids are madly texting their friends back in Oz: "OMG earthquake!" like celebrity survivors!
     
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  7. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Haven't those people suffered enough?
     
  8. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    It's sadly unfortunate that some of the nicest people on the planet live on top of one of the most earthquake-prone regions. It is also a center of volcanic activity. They pray to their gods every day, but if it were me I'd be demanding an explanation as to what they had done to deserve it all!
     
  9. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    Oh you're gonna have a great relaxing time - enjoy :)
     
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  10. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

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    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Prayers for a safe and relaxing visit with family....and no more dang earthquakes!
     
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  11. LA Miles

    LA Miles Country Gent

    Dec 6, 2012
    PA
    I think I should arrive around Friday afternoon - thanks for the invite. Your humble servant.........
     
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  12. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

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    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Looks great! Very nice...
     
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  13. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    You want the upstairs penthouse or the poolside villa? :D Full body massage or just foot reflexology? I'll book the girls now!
     
  14. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    ............... marry me ....lol :rolleyes:
     
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  15. Alberta_Slim

    Alberta_Slim Gretschie

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    May 18, 2018
    Ontario
    EDIT: you didn't need my comment in this lovely thread. Hope you're having an amazing time!
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2018 at 8:52 AM
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  16. LA Miles

    LA Miles Country Gent

    Dec 6, 2012
    PA
    Bali High :D
     
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  17. johnny g

    johnny g Synchromatic

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    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Some people I know have all the luck. Me I spend to much money and time at Walmart.
     
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  18. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    What a wonderful place.
    Stay safe, friend.
     
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  19. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Amazing. How do they deal with bugs and vermin with such open areas?
     
  20. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Mosquito coils and daily spraying the garden helps a lot, but personal anti-insect spray is a necessity.
     
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