Restaurants and Shopping
9/19/11 - 9/24/11
We spent most of our nights in Bali shopping and wandering around the tourist areas. There were a million places to grab food, a million little souvenir shops and plenty of other tourists walking around. All of the restaurants and shops overflowed into the streets with music playing, and some even had live bands. Balinese singers doing covers of Lady Gaga was one of the highlights of the trip, as they were both the worst and funniest songs I have ever heard. The same guy sang a cover of Shakira's Waka Waka, which was also terrible yet hilarious.
When walking around all the shops I really wanted to find a painting for my room at home. Bali is famous for its artwork, tapestries and wood crafts so I thought this would be the perfect place to look. However, every shop had beautiful pictures of the Bali landscape so I was torn between a few different paintings! Bali has such a diverse setting, between the beautiful beaches, the rice terraces, then temples and the volcanoes, that I was unable to decide which of those I wanted to have a painting of. So in the end, I just had to get more than one to cover everything Bali had to offer! Also, I got a beautiful carved frame for one of the pictures, which I fell in love with the second I saw it.
Thankfully my parents were able to carry the two pictures home for me, otherwise I would have zero room when moving out for my other souvenirs.