Wood carving, everyone is at it. The guy with the colourful scarf tried around his head is our guide talking wood talk.

The Sanur Beach Hotel. It was shear hell waking to that view, swimming and sun bathing then dragging yourself off for a meal and a drink. Day in, day out nothing but heat, sun, good food and being waited on hand and foot, all for bugger all money.

It was a great little breather with a few unexpected surprises. Whatever you do don't declare goods at customs coming into Bali. They will try to screw every penny they can out of you, but you can haggle. If your digging for a good hotel rate check out

A great island with beaches, mountains and nightlife to suit everyone. Go and check it out but please, don't just head for Kuta

© paul houthuyzen 2012