Loving the Trash Cans in Nusa Dua

Things have been pretty quiet around here.  We have spent the last week basking in absolute luxury at the Sofitel Nusa Dua.  When this is your pool, why would you ever leave?


Especially when there is also a swim-up pool bar?  And, especially when an amazing buffet breakfast is included every day?  (Can you say noodles stir-fried to order????)  And, especially when happy hour includes enough food to be dinner?  And, especially when there are so many nice people around?  And, especially when boozy Sunday brunch is one of the best brunches we have ever had in our entire lives?  Suffice it to say our days involved breakfast, pool, happy hour, sleep, and that was pretty much it.

But, as this is our last day, we figured it was time to get out and see a bit of Nusa Dua, which is a beachfront area full of large luxury hotels.  Lots of people say Nusa Dua isn’t the “real” Bali, and I suspect they are probably correct.  That said, it is a perfect place to relax for a few days.  (My dermatologist would probably disagree…..)

There didn’t seem to be much around our hotel, but we had read that there was a blow hole nearby, so we checked for high tide and away we sent.  Well, the blow hole was — simply put — not that impressive.


Yep, that is as high as it got while we were there.  Maybe it is better when the moon is at a different stage?

Nonetheless, it was a nice walk.  We saw some cool statues.



And a paddle boarder.

P1150645But, the absolute best thing about our walk was the trash cans.  How cool are these guys?



Tomorrow, we are off to Ubud.  We plan to do much less lounging and much more sightseeing there.

About theschneiduks

Lisa has a degree in biology and another in law and has spent the last 20 years working as a patent litigator. She is a voracious reader of young adult dystopian fiction and watches far too much bad tv. She loves pretty much anything to do with zombies, and doesn’t think there is anything weird about setting an alarm at 6 am on a weekend to stumble to a pub to watch her beloved Chelsea boys. Robert has had many professions, including a chef, a salesman, an IT guy and most recently, a stay at home dog dad. He speaks Italian and hopes to learn Spanish on this trip. He loves nothing more than a day spent sailing, hopes to do more scuba diving, and rues the day he introduced Lisa to football (i.e., soccer).
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