Continuing with our Lombok vacation we spent some a lot of our time relaxing. Our relaxing vacation included reading, sleeping, eating, and drinking!
Most mornings we at our breakfast ocean side. It was an awesome view!
Each evening there was a Happy Hour from 5-7 with buy one get one free special. We frequented this daily. Taylor’s drink of choice was a Singapore Sling and I often got a pineapple mojito. The drinks were made using super fresh fruit that was squeezed. They were tasty!
One night, there was a large beach BBQ for dinner. We had a nice table set up ocean side and had a lovely meal.
We spent time getting some spa services. The spa had so many offerings and things were inexpensive by my standards(60 min massages for $30.) I frequented the spa often and Taylor even enjoyed a treatment. I started with a manicure and pedicure, Taylor and I both got a Balinese messages, and then on the last day before we left I also got another Balinese message along with a body scrub. One day I got a massage on the beach for $10. It was not as good at the spa on the property but for $10 you couldn’t beat that price!
One morning I took a cooking class and learned how to prepare traditional Indonesian cuisine. It was exciting to learn with the chefs and get a sneak peak behind the scenes of the resort. I really enjoyed the class partially because was the only student plus it only cost $35, we got to eat all the food I cooked for lunch and I got an apron to keep! I prepared Nasi goreng Idgo, Sumatra Udang Balado, Sambai Banteng Ngangak, Beef Rendang, Peanut Sauce, Soto Lamongan, Sambai Laos, Sambai Tersai Bakar. Taylor took some surf lessons on the beach. It cost $20 for as long as he wanted to go. He was pretty impressive and got up on the first try!In Lombok, we bought a few souvenirs home with us. I bought beach wraps from the ladies selling on the beach. They carried the stack around on their heads, it was so cool. We also went in to the closest town for about an hour and bought some artistic pieces to bring back like a wall wood carving, a large wooden bowl, a statue, etc. There were a lot of cool pieces, but we need to be able to bring it back in our luggage! That about rounds our our Lombok vacation! Hope you enjoyed!
For the Christmas holiday Taylor and I traveled to Lombok, Indonesia for a relaxing six day break. Lombok is about a two and a half hour direct flight from Singapore. Here is where it is located on a map(blue dot.)We stayed at a resort named Qunci Villas near the town of Senggigi. We really enjoyed staying here and only left the property once to do a little shopping. They had three resturants that served really good food, three large pools, and a spa. We really didn’t need much more that that!
Our Room Bathroom The View from the Edge of the Bed
Our Arrival Fruit Plate
Our Villa(Bottom Level was Ours)
The property had some great artistic pieces, here are some examples of things that were spread throughout.
The first few days we had a bunch of rain which was a bummer, but it did not deter of from relaxing one bit. Finally, on Christmas Day the sun was out and it was beautiful the rest of the week. It was sad not spending the holiday with our families and our usual traditions. There was a large Christmas Eve set menu dinner, but we did not take part in it because we did not like the food that was being offered(venison, fish and something else we wouldn’t eat) and ended up going to one of the restaurants for their regular menu. It was a pretty low key Christmas talking with family via FaceTime(we love technology!), sitting by the pool and ending with dinner and a nice sunset. We ended up having Asian food for our Christmas dinner, it was pretty tasty, but we missed our traditional favorite meals with our families!
FaceTime with Families
Our Holiday Meal
To round out today’s post, I’ll leave you with some pictures of the amazing sunsets we saw. In these pictures, Bali is the island that you can see. Next week, I’ll post more about the food we ate and the really fun activities that we did!
Good bye 2013, hello 2014! We hope everyone had a safe and fun New Years.
We have had an extremely exciting 2013 with travel, weddings of family and friends and of course our big move to Singapore. It’s hard to believe that we have been living here for 6+ months already. Here are few of our favorite memories captured from this past year!
Our Spring Break Caribbean Cruise(March)
Our Trip to Savannah for a Friend’s Wedding(April)
A Friend’s Wedding in West Lafayette(June)
Our Big Move to Singapore(June)
New Experiences Abroad(June)A Family and Friends Trip to Nantucket(July)Camping and Fishing with Family(July)My cousin’s Wedding in Indianapolis(September)
Scuba Diving at the Great Barrier Reef(Novemember)Visiting Sydney(November)Our Lombok Christmas Trip(December)
2014 looks like it will be just as exciting as 2013! We have some exciting trips planned in the next few months, visitors will be heading our way, and we have a trip back to Chicago in June. Towards the end of the year, Taylor’s project will be wrapping up here in Singapore and we will be on to our next adventure.
Happy New Year!
What did you do to ring in 2014?
Next week I’ll post about our trip to Lombok, Indonesia!