Friday, October 12, 2007

Bali Day 5

Our last day :(

Got up, did the usual breakfast buffet... savoring it even more because we knew it was the last time we'd have it. We were able to get a late check-out (3 p.m.), since we didn't have to be at the airport until 8 p.m. We decided to do the usual pool thing, down by at the saltwater pool. After we had checked out, we booked more spa things; I got a facial and manicure, Token got reflexology to pass the time (as if we needed an excuse!!).

We took some random pictures of the resort...

Me enjoying what was my daily does of sangria, and Token's Bintang Beer:


Sad to be leaving... ;)
We left the hotel around 8 p.m. (after a quick final dinner at Sami Sami), which was 2.5 hours before our flight left. Since we didn't get to do much shopping, we figured we'd buy some stuff at the airport. So not the case. When they say be at the airport two hours early, they totally mean it in Bali! To even get INTO the airport, you have to show proof that you are actually on a flight. After you get through the doors, all of your luggage and carry-ons are scanned, and then you are free to go to your airline's counter. We were able to get our boarding passes after what seemed to be way too long (we didn't have any luggage to check, we are Elite members, etc.), and then headed up to the gate area. Before you get to the gate, you get your passport stamped again, bags X-rayed yet again, and then are free to go in.

We were happy to see that there were plenty of little shops inside the airport, but as soon as we stepped into one, we headed an announcement over the loudspeaker: "Continental flight X to Guam is now boarding. Please make your way to Gate X." We were surprised, as there was still about 1.5 hour before the flight was scheduled to leave, but decided we better mosey on over there. We get there and there's a line of people waiting. We had our bags X-rayed AGAIN, and then stood in another line. One by one, each person was taken to a airport official, X-rayed, and then their carry-on bags, purses, etc. searched. I mean, we get it... the airport has had some security problems, but our stuff was X-rayed multiple times! Craziness! It did make me feel a little safer, though.

After you get through the airport official, you are basically stuck. You could go out from the gate, there was no restroom, or water, etc. One lady was absolutely FLIPPING OUT on her husband and was being really loud about it, so we tuned into that for awhile. It was entertaining to say the least ;). We also made some friends with a group of older ladies who were traveling together as a part of a book club. They were a riot.

The flight back to Guam was uneventful and we landed at 5:30 a.m. Friday, August 31.

Another vacation in the books!

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