It’s 3:30 a.m. I’m wrecked. I travelled most of yesterday, having left Sydney, Australia mid-afternoon. I arrived here in Kuta, the party beach resort on the Indonesian island of Bali, a few hours ago. It was late, after midnight. I then had to traipse around the back alleys of Kuta trying to find a bed. There are no shortage of beds here but surprisingly at this time of night there does seem to be a shortage of reasonably priced ones. I did have options but, and my desperation aside, I passed on them, which should probably tell you how bad of an option they were deemed to be. I persevered and I’m glad I did because I eventually stumbled upon this place, the IRD180,000-a-night (€15) New Arena Hotel. Even dog tired at 3:00 a.m. I couldn’t resist that warm lighting & those glass-like reflections of the courtyard pool.
Right, I’m off to bed now. I’ll get properly reacquainted with Kuta in the morning, which I guess is in a few hours’ time.