|I guess a lot of people think of Bali as this...|
(Photograph © William Cho)
I wouldn't be going now, either, except that I've got a wedding to attend. My brother's best mate is getting hitched. Me and a bunch of family (mostly the family visiting from Canada) will be hanging out in a villa all our own (ours for a week at least), living the relaxing Bali life. I've been worried about the weather (I hate the heat), but apparently it should be a reasonable time of year with temperatures no higher than, say, 28°C. Here's hoping!
I'm also hoping to be pleasantly surprised in other ways - to have my expectations far surpassed (in a good way). I think the problem is, though, that I already live in paradise. I live by beautiful, clean oceans in a city that is, by most standards, well taken care of. I live in a place where, on a hot day, swimming in the ocean will actually cool you down. I live in a place where going out on the streets isn't going to make you wish you were the only person alive on the planet (I hate crowds). And I live in a place where you don't have to
So, we'll see... I'm thinking positive. I am going to have a good time, even if it means staying in my room in the villa for the entire 7 days and avoiding the rest of humanity (besides family, of course). And as I did earlier this year, when posting about my expectations for Ireland, I will post something after my Bali visit and report on how I found it. To summarise, things I'm looking forward to:
- Massages (happy endings not necessary)
- Beautiful food
- Not swimming in the ocean
- Fishbowl cocktails
- The wedding itself!