Alila resort where we stayed, no photos can do this place justice, it was beautiful.
The resort reception, we were welcome here with a lovely refreshing drink after a long and hot flight.
The pool at Alila, it was more amazing than this photo shows. I want to live here!
I spent my first morning sitting by the pool watching the monkey's play. They were starting to freak me out by the end and didn't seem quite so cute.
Me after a dawn swim on my first morning in Bali.
The rice fields in Ubud.
Me in the rice fields in Ubud, after having to practically jump a river to get there, all I am thinking in this photo is 'how the fuck am I going to get back?'.
The water temple in Ubud.
Me sitting at the water temple in Ubud, the tour guide insisted I sit down for this photo (not my best angle) and you can see my chest is all puffed up from trying to suck my stomach in!
To enter a certain part of the water temple I had to put on this sarong and my old fat girl fears just kept thinking that it wouldn't fit.
The water temple.
Me at the gates of the temple. I love how the tour guide managed to make me look like I have long legs in this photo. I need to hire him to take all photos of me from now on.
A woman roasting coffee beans at a coffee plantation.
The delicious teas and coffees I got to try at the coffee plantation.
Me standing in front of Batur volcano. The boys in our group got up at 3.00am to hike to it's summit, I have never been so glad not to be a boy!
Drinking a yummy cocktail at dinner in Ubud.
The markets in Ubud.
More of the markets in Ubud.
Me at the markets on the morning of the bride's hens day.
The markets again, the people and food was just amazing.
All the motorbikes parked out the front of the markets, everyone in Bali rides motorbikes and the roads are very scary!
Me at the bride's hens day (bachelorette) at a cooking class.
The cooking instructors (check out the creepy photo behind them).
Some of the delicious food we 'helped' make.
More of the food we 'helped' make, oh those duck skewers were so freaking good.
Me at the bride's hens mojito and ribs night. The food and drinks were just delicious! I am having mojito withdrawals as we speak.
Me after being out shopping with B in Ubud, behind that smile I am questioning why the hell I purchased a stone mortar and pestle that I have to carry around all night...
Every tourist to Bali has to drink Bintang!
Me at the pool in the resort relaxing before the wedding.
Where I had some spa treatments at the resort before the wedding, the outdoor shower was amazing.
The massage table at the resort, best massage I have ever had!
Me before the wedding. My hair didn't stay like that for long, hello humidity!
The wedding ceremony area.
Balinese musicians at the wedding ceremony.
Balinese cultural ceremony at the wedding.
The torrential rain that came down right after the wedding. Lucky the bride had a wonderful sense of humour about it all.
The pool where the wedding reception was held. My photos don't do this justice, the lighting was magnificent.
The wedding reception before everyone arrived.
Me laughing because of my embarrassment at my boobs hanging out of my dress all night. Must remember to do the sit down test in new clothes to see how low cut things become when sitting down!
A photo of my party shoes that I took with B's camera, you are lucky not to see the photos I also took of my boobs on Amanda's camera!
I wish I could show you more photos of how beautiful the bride looked and my snazzy travel buddies, but I won't be mean and do that to them. Just know they looked good!
Now I have post-holiday depression and need to plan my next holiday. Where should I go next, Thailand, Europe, New York??? All three would suit me actually.