During the weekend, I was more than excited to fly to Bali for a school project. I spent a night in Kuta, where I had the chance to see a part of Indonesia that many people dream of visiting. It's considered "South East Asia's paradise," and many surfers from around the world love coming here. It's also a popular vacation spot for many Australians too.
After landing in Kuta, the first thing we did was find a taxi outside of the airport to save money. Then, we started looking for a reasonable hotel. Tune Hotels, known for their clean, comfortable, yet affordable rooms cost us only $26.00 for the night. It was nice to be able to take a nice, warm shower and sleep in their ultra soft bed.
After finding a hotel, we went to a restaurant called Zanzabar. We enjoyed some pizza and conversation among friends. It was nice being in Kuta.
After having a nice dinner with friends, we all decided to go walking on the beach. I couldn’t see the ocean because it was too dark outside, but I could feel the intensity of it. In the morning, I wanted to return, so that I could experience Kuta during the day and finally get a glimpse of the ocean. The waves were insane. I wouldn’t recommend swimming there unless you are experienced because there are three breaks and the waves look so intense! But then again, it could have just been the day that I happened to end up in Kuta. On other days, maybe it's much more mellow. The water isn’t crystal clear either but looks almost grayish. The beach looked amazing though!
It was nice spending a day in Kuta, but it was time to pack my bags for Ubud. I wish I could have seen more of Kuta since one day isn't enough to truly enjoy a place. Kuta was a busy, crowded town full of tourists and I wasn't too sure if it was the place for me, but I would like to return to explore the area. I am sure there's a ton to see there.