Katja and Arne's travel stories

30.05.15 Another rainy day

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The sun seems to break through the clouds when we part the curtains this morning. To bad it doesn’t last. 
After another training session, where we incorporated a hundred push ups to spice things up, it starts to rain while we have breakfast. We sit outside, under roof fortunately, and see that the wind picks up. Then the clouds come rolling in from the sea. After the first lightning it’s a split second delay before the thunder sounds and the rain pours down. And it keeps raining.

We have been emailing with the Indonesian embassy in Ho Chi Minh city and today (Saturday when they supposedly are closed) we got final verification that we will be able to handle the sixty days visa there for our last stay on Bali. That is very good news. We get the paperwork done today and are then ready to go directly there from the plane on Wednesday, and pick ’em back up on Friday. Brilliant.

Other than that we do what people who have lots of time and little to do do. Too many do’s? Don’t think so.

We went outside to have lunch and picked up laundry before going back in. After as little Skyping with relatives we figured we’d go down to the sea and swim while watching the sunset. the waves are pretty calm and it seems like it’s a good time to try the sea. After a short dip for me, Katja reconsidered, we sat down to watch the sunset. It passed through the clouds and went red and burning down into the sea.

I know I have written things like “awesome “, “spectacular”, “hard to describe” and more of that kind when trying to describe what we see and experience. There’s a reason for that.

Today’s sunset lasted an hour. After the initial sunset we saw the red colors in the sky and walked back up and went into the pool. A lot if the other guests stood by the pool and took pictures of the sky. We hang on the edge of the pool and looked out towards the sea and the sky was burning in different kinds of red. The clouds acted as props to emphasis the colors and moved into different shapes. The red color kept burning, changing, spreading and entertaining us. I have never seen a sunset so intense as the one I saw today. The pictures we took hardly make it justice but they’re to good to not put up here.

After a dinner at the restaurant where I got a decent pizza from the apprentice of the Italia chef, we played a game of pool. Katja won as she beat be in Ludo yesterday. I don’t care. Unlucky in games, lucky in love.


“Like caterpillars our metamorphosis begins with what comes from our mouth. Caterpillars spin silk cocoons from the mouth. We speak life or death, success or failure. All transformation starts with what comes from our mouth.”

― Brandi L. Bates, Red Flags

Author: arnber

Humongen! The big guy! The man, the myth, the legend! And then theres' me. The nice guy in the house. The man without cooking skills, but with five stars on the Playstation. Boss at work, relaxed at home. What you see is what you get. Life is good. I choose it to be.

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