That is “no problem” in Balinese. Sing Ken Ken. Yes, my name is famous in the Balinese language. Go figure.

The great thing about Contiki (besides the fact that only 18’s to 35’s can get in) is they provide brunch and dinner for us, which saves time, money and fretting over what to eat. Their brunch is buffet style with food like bacon, ham, fried rice, etc. to choose from. I usually go for their omelette, but after 5 mornings of having the same thing, I can safely say that egg won’t be part of my diet for a long time.

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Our first visit was to the Seminyak beach which is only 5 minutes away from the Contiki Resort. The beach, safe to say, was magnificent.

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We were only there for a grand total of 15 minutes due to the heat and the constant pestering of accessory sellers.

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Sad Fact about Bali: Since the bombing a few years back, Bali has struggled to attract the same amount of tourists before that incident. People in Bali refer to the bombings as the “tragedy” or “what happened” as the tourism industry, which is the most imperative in Bali, has failed to move on. My tour guide said that there are over 6000 tour guides in Bali itself and while he had touring jobs everyday of the week before the massacre, he only has a touring job a day in a week ever since. The sellers are basically begging us to buy their stuff and I also heard that education costs have risen in Bali as well, leading to many children unable to continue with their studies. I wish the people in Bali all the luck in the world.

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