Bali. Part III. / by Mialy DeFelice

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For the last part of our trip to Bali, we stayed in the small town of Padangbai. We didn't stay in the town town, we stayed on a mountain ridge right above it that afforded us insane views of the port towns of Padangbai on one side and Manggis on the other. We were surrounded by ocean. The place we stayed at an eco resort that may have been a little too eco friendly for my tastes. I'm all for not killing bugs or shooing away animals, but the placement of fruiting vines around the villa seemed to be very much inviting the monkeys in. In fact, our last day there we watched as about 10 monkeys entered the villa next to ours. There also may or may not have been an incident involving dinner, and thousands of flying ants erupting from the bushes around us.

The night of the fateful flying ant fiasco (before the disaster, obviously).

The night of the fateful flying ant fiasco (before the disaster, obviously).

All in all though, the place was wonderful. The pool was one that kind of resembled a beach in the sloping gradualness of the entrance and I think solely due to this was the reason why it was the first warm pool experience we had in Bali. It was so nice! Each day we went down to the Bloo Lagoon beach. It was a tiny little beach area that a lot of boats bring snorkelers, and was about a 5 minute walk from our hotel.  The water was the bluest blue ever, so blue it was hard to capture in the photos the sheer intensity of it.  We just relaxed on this last part of the trip, and didn't venture down into the town at all. The photos are not cohesive, I apologize for that. 

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In the day the clouds hid the volcano that you could see in the above nighttime photo.

In the day the clouds hid the volcano that you could see in the above nighttime photo.

Waiting for our sunscreen to dry :)

Waiting for our sunscreen to dry :)

I have the most amazing video of Eric about to go snorkeling, it is about my favorite of all time.

I have the most amazing video of Eric about to go snorkeling, it is about my favorite of all time.

The view from our place. Overlooking Padangbai.

The view from our place. Overlooking Padangbai.

One last parting shot of Bloo Lagoon.

One last parting shot of Bloo Lagoon.