Greetings from Brooklyn, where I’m currently struggling through a crushing case of jetlag and post-travel exhaustion. I will miss Asia as I move on to this next stage in my travels, but I won’t really miss the thirty six hours of door to door travel that it takes to get there.
Our final few days in Bali really felt like a dream. First, we checked into the to use up the rest of my SPG points, the results of my first attempt at travel hacking with credit card points (post coming up this week!) After hearing so much about infamous Kuta it was fun to see it for myself — and be able to retreat to the Sheraton oasis when it got overwhelming. Next, we moved over to to really say goodbye to Bali in style. Samabe is the brand new luxury sister property to the Grand Mirage, where we stayed at the end of our last trip. It’s a good thing this was our last stop, because it would be pretty hard to top having Wagyu steaks delivered to our suite to be eaten (private) poolside. Did that really happen? Now that I’m back to eating Mac and Cheese standing over the kitchen counter again it kind of does seem like a dream.
As usual, there are far more details to come! For now, onto Photo of the Week…
Kuta’s surf culture
I love a good welcome cocktail!
Relaxing at the Sheraton
We loved watching the parasailers pass overhead all day at Samabe
The design of the hotel had me drooling constantly
The fantastic food and presentation didn’t hurt, either!
Take me back…
Which photo is your favorite?