We're back from our Bali holiday!! Our first "real" holiday with the 4 of us - me, hubs and the 2 girls. Yup, Erin didn't get left behind this time. ;-)
Overall a great holiday but also a tiring one. Travelling with 2 kids is definitely more taxing on us compared to travelling with 1 kid. There were the inevitable "both-kids-crying" , "both-kids-whining" and "both-kids-fighting" moments! Those moments had me thinking I reeeally want a holiday minus the kids.
But then again, there were the "both-kids-screaming-out-in-delight-moments" too, which made me think..... I love this!!!
So, definitely both ups and downs but thankfully the ups made up for the downs.
And here's my usual day-by-day recap:
Taxi came to the house at 6.45am. Yay....our holiday has officially started! Oops, 5 minutes later, realised we forgot the stroller. Asked taxi driver to turn back. Quickly load stroller and and we are off again. OK....and now holiday has started!
In the plane
I was pretty well prepared for the 3 hour flight. Colouring pencils, colouring books, story books, snacks, milk for Erin, pre-loaded shows on the Ipad - checked!
At the Bali airport, we took a taxi to our hotel in Kuta - Grand Megah Hotel.
Note : Always buy a ticket at the taxi counter! While we were queueing up (just 2 couples ahead of us), some taxi drivers approach us. They were wearing the same uniform as the guys at the taxi counter and they asked us "you want taxi? we are same company". Thankfully, we decided to trust our instincts. Bought at the counter and the price was about half of what those taxi drivers quoted!
Some photos of our hotel
Stayed for only 1 night. Nothing great and we won't bother staying there again.
After checking in, we took a cab to our favourite eating place in Kuta- Bubba Gump. The Bubba Gump that we have in Malaysia is definitely no match.
We had their boiled shrimps too
Just look at this - when I lifted the bone, the meat just fell off!!
Erin practically slept through the meal
And woke up happy :-)
After lunch, we just strolled around Kuta area.
At night, both girls spent ages enjoying the bath tub.
My favourite thing about the hotel is the tv screen there!
--End of Day 1--
Forgot to add earlier - As this is my 3rd trip to Bali and hubby's 5th, we skipped practically all the touristy stuff. Main objective is to relax and just spend time together :-)