Monday I decided to leave a bit the pensioners club that is Sanur, and I headed for Kuta for lunch and a little walk around.
Easily done with Bluebird taxi, cost 100 K IDR (220 b) for a 30 min ride.
Had him drop me off at Discovery Mall, located near the beach (in fact in Kuta you're never far away from the beach..)
Nothing special, just went around to see what kind of shops they had. Mainly fashion and souvenirs but I found a electronic shop with prices, good to know. There is a "computer center" somewhere in Kuta, I visited once. Most of the shops are run by Indians and no price indicated anywhere, so you better know the cost of what you want, if not you are guaranteed to be ripped of.
A pic of the main gallery of Discovery mall main hall. Usual lay out : cheap stuff and souvenir at the ground floor, clothes shops on the 2nd fl, restaurants and game center on the 3rd.
Place is of course full of mainland locusts, so 10 min was enough for me …..
Walk through the place and you arrive on the beach walk.
Kites are a favorite hobby, and they come in all shapes specially for the tourists.
A short walk from there is one of my favorite restaurants "The Beach walk", part of a hotel with the same name.
I like the colonial style of the place, food is OK, service good. A look at the menu (add 10% tax and 5% service !)
And of course all imported spirits are expensive as everywhere here.
I had the shrimp / avocado salad :
Lamb shank as main :
Yeah, presentation was not top, but the meat was tender.
And as dessert I treated myself to an Irish coffee...…..
Total cost 500 k (1,100 Thb) with 1 beer and 2 glasses of rose . Not bad.
After that I went for a little walk along the beach.
Now from this view it looks OK
But the beach walk behind the trees is the usual crap tourist trap with vendors of all sorts. I hate this kind of places, the calm of Sanur is 100 times better.
This giant turtle is the entrance of a "turtle park", needless to say I am not interested.
Later went on for a few beers in a bar on the main street, but I definitively lack of training and at 3pm I jumped in a taxi back home !