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Tuesday, November 24, 2009


It's official, tickets have been paid for, and I'm going to Bali for Winter Vacation!!! I'll be leaving Korea on January 11th and returning January 31st, with a nice brown tan and hopefully a relaxed and rejuvinated body to go with it! I think if I'm hanging out at places like this, it shouldn't be a problem!!

Originally, the plan was to go with Jess, Carlos and my friend Aaron. We'd been talking about it for a while... but this week, Jess's school told her that they are only going to allow her to travel 10 days, instead of 20, like the rest of us. So, she and Carlos decided Bali was a bit too expensive for a short vacation like that and will be going to the Phillipines instead...

I'm planning to island hop all through Indonesia on the islands surrounding Bali... and yes, I will be visiting the Gili Islands... These are 3, very small, uninhabitted islands off the coast of Lombok, Indonesia. Cars and scooters are not allowed on the islands by local ordinance, so if I need transportation here I'll either be riding a bike or taking a horse-drawn carriage! How awesome is that!? Snorkleing and scuba diving in, and around, the Gilis is suppossed to be amazing because of the abundance of fish and coral formations too! I'll definitely be doing some of that!

One of the beaches in the Gili Islands...

... and I'll definitely be staying at least a day or two on Komodo Island (Obviously I'm a bit terrified... but Aaron really wants to do it!)
The island is filled with Komodo Dragons, the largest living species of lizard, growing to an average length of 6.6 to 9.8 ft and weighing around 150 lbs!! While they don't eat humans, they can tear a large deer or pig to pieces in seconds! They are not poisinous, but there is sooo much bacteria in their saliva that it can kill whatever it touches! Don't worry mom, I'll be careful and walk with a guide!
That's all I know, for now, about what I'm going to see.... More info to come! Just wanted to share my excitement!
Bali, here I come!!!!

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