UPDATED 14th JUNE…
Continued from Part 2…
It’s Batara Beach guys and girls… get your sun block cream and swimming trunks ready!
Day 5: Water Sports
The second van arrived almost half an hour late so the gang from the first van and I decided to indulge in the water sports first. 🙂 So we tried parasailing.
L-R: Lynna, me, Stephannie.
Sailing in the parachute while the speed boat pulls me around the beach. I tell you, the view up there was simply magnificent! I wished I was up there even for a while longer. 🙂
The second troop arrived in time to join us in parasailing before we all indulged in other water sport activities at the Batara Beach. And what do you know? John Mann couldn’t do away with some smack talking. 😉
John Mann: “Damn this is too easy. Let me show you how it’s done back in my time…”
“… and while I am at it, I might as well see if I could see the United States from up there.”
Kevin Riley: “I used to be Rambo when I was your age. Even Stallone could learn a thing or two from me.”
Aurelius: “Awww, this is going to be a piece of cake. Let’s show those old folks what we young people are made of.” 🙂
I also tried the Flying Fish, whereby the speed boat pulls the inflated raft at high speed thus hovering it over the water surface.
Two participants occupy on both sides of the raft while the instructor sits in the middle to control and balance the direction of the raft. The air and excitement was real as the speedboat zoomed through the strips of beach and into the ocean, back and forth.
After climbing into the Flying Fish raft. HOO-AH!
Shahfir looked like he could really use some morale help here. 😛
Next up: Banana Boat. L-R: Me, Jimmy, Stephannie, Ladan.
The Banana Boat ride was equally fun especially when the speedboat driver made a surprisingly sharp turn that sent us all into the ocean as the boat flipped upside down. 🙂 I’m glad I wore a life jacket (secret: I can’t swim!)
Team #2: Frank, Aurelius, Alan, Maria (Lynna’s sister), Kevin Riley.
Kevin: “What? You want my autograph again?”
Priceless picture taken by Dee. ‘Kapow’. 😛
The Scuba Diving Group: Lynna, Aurelius, Maria, Frank, Dee, Shahfir.
Three other friends and I went on with the snorkeling program simultaneously. Unfortunately we didn’t take any photos when we were snorkeling in the ocean as none of us brought water proof cameras.
Day 6: Crazy Rafting
Team #1: Me, Ladan, Aurelius. (the playful instructor sits at the back of the raft)
Team #2: Frank, Alan, Maria (not in picture)
And down we go…!
Buffet Lunch & Stare of The Mighty Aurelius
Super Shopping at Kampung Bali
By the way, I also want to take this chance to give Wei Wei the share of the spotlight.
Wei Wei had been kind and generous with his time in driving us to many wonderful places in Bali throughout our week-long stay, and the report of this trip would be incomplete without him. 🙂 Thanks a bunch Wei Wei!
Night in Sky Garden and Discotheque
Since it’s the last night before all of us go back to our respective countries (and resume our Internet Marketing careers), some of us used it up to the max – like going to Discotheque and Sky Garden.
L-R: Kevas, me, Jimmy, Stephannie.
Kevas has a surprise
drunk guest who confessed he fell in love with him on first sight. 🙂
Two chicks strutting out their stuff by our table at Sky Garden.
At the dance floor at Discotheque.
The Bali Experience Wrap Up…
I hope you enjoyed reading my account on the Bali trip with the gang. I would like to put up more photos and dive into further details but unfortunately, I don’t have the luxury of time to resize and upload all of the photos we took on my blog (we took thousands of them) so I gotta run for now.
Until the next time and I will write an account of my trip to Jakarta, Indonesia, my next destination after Bali. 🙂