It was time to say our goodbyes to Bali, but before doing so, we needed to have another mie goreng/nasi goreng breakfast. We learnt during breakfast that everyone here has only a few names to choose from based on their order of birth. Our driver is called Ketut, so we know he was the fourth-born.
After breakfast, some of us needed some more pampering. I opted to get a massage and facial special at a spa close by. The ambience was not as nice as the spa yesterday, since it was a multi-purpose massage therapy, manicure, pedicure, ear candling and hair salon galore. I followed my masseuse upstairs to again a big communal room with partitioned rooms with slightly more privacy this time as they gave me time to disrobe in the room alone. The massage was lot more like the ones I’m used to with minimal stretching and medium pressure. I then head downstairs for my facial, while others around me were getting pedicures (including fish pedicures), leg massages, and ear candling (literally a candle in/above your ear with a plate for the wax to drip on). The facial was alright but for a combined packaged price of ~$17 CAD, I again should not complain.
It was time to hurry up and pack, then swim in the sea of traffic again to the airport. As we were ahead of schedule, we stopped by the Krishna souvenirs warehouse near the airport. It was quite a sight – a huge warehouse full of souvenirs from food, beauty products, crafts, clothes, accessories and every other thing possible. We only had 15 minute so we quickly browsed and picked up a few last minute items, then it was time to bid farewell to Bali.
Back at KK, Aaron’s uncle has arranged a goodbye dinner for us at yet another seafood restaurant called Gaya Seafood restaurant. Again KK’s traffic is not much better than Bali’s and we finally made it to the restaurant. It was so heart-warming to see the attendance at this dinner. We occupied 3 full tables including all the close aunties, uncles and cousins. He has already pre-ordered the food so it streamlined the process. On the menu tonight was egg and corn soup (tasty), steamed shrimp (one of my favourite), crispy salt and pepper chicken (a good staple), various veggies, crab, and a whole fish. In addition, the cousins from the other table ordered some deep-fried bitter melon, which was actually quite delicious.
It was time to go home to do some packing in preparation for our flight tomorrow.