Amed Amore!

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Day 4 – Wednesday 2/9 – Amed amore (post 4/4)

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We arrive at the Blue Moon Villas, I’m given a welcome drink & fill in the paperwork. Then I follow the poor porter who gets to carry my near 30kg bag up the stairs to my Blue Angle Penthouse room. Oh ah, the view is everything I imagined and then some! I’ll be very happy here thank you very much J

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Anyway, I take a swim in the back pool, then walk across the road & take another swim in the front pool. Next I take a walk on the beach to check it out. So, so pretty. I’ll come for a snorkel tomorrow.

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The black sand really is black! Not grey. It twinkles in the sun light. It’s the most amazing sand I have seen since I saw the complete opposite whiter than white sand on Fraser Island years ago. I think Jasri is beautiful, Amed is so very different & yet equally as beautiful.

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I walk back up & make a booking for tomorrow at Aqua terrace spa right next door to blue moon. Hungry/thirsty I head into Komang johns for some delicious Lilit (fish) on lemongrass & a Bintang.

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Back to my room to potter & unpack with a g & t. I have a chat to one friend, a text convo with another & an email chat with a third!

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By 5pm I’m ready to go for a walk. I head north on the road & walk up to the 2nd beach before walk through the palm garden where I was interested in staying before I fell for blue moon. It’s beautiful but no children under 13. I cut through & walk along the beach which is chock a block with jukungs. People are friendly, always selling something but happy to chat even if you don’t want to buy.

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This little girl approaches me. She’s got to be clops age. She engages me in a chat. What’s my name, where am I from? I ask her name, age, school: Poppy, 11 & in grade 4…. Um Poppy, you are not 11! Big smiles – busted! Then she takes my hand & shakes it, while still holding it she pulls me forward & plants a kiss on each cheek then runs away saying goodbye. Cute, weird & memorable.

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Back to room to shower & change for my first solo dinner. At 6.30pm I go down to the hotel restaurant & grab a table. It’s pretty busy already. Eka greets me & asks if I am Mono, yes are you Eka? Yes. We have been emailing to arrange the accommodation & transfers. Turns out she was born & raised in Jasri! She is very sweet & we have a chat which makes me feel very welcome & comfortable. Komang is there too – we had had a chat about life as he tried to sell me a tour outside the hotel earlier! He is a cheeky, harmless flirt who is old enough to know better but young enough to get away with it! He brings me a roll with pesto & says it’s from him for me! Lol. Thanks Komang! Of course everyone gets a roll with pesto in this restaurant but it’s sweet all the same.

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For dinner I have some gorgeous udang pepes or prawns & peppers and a g/t. I retire to my room. Ear plugs in, sleep comes quickly. Zzz

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