Nicki on the Road: Traveling to Bali

Well, after 37 hours of travel I have finally made it to Bali! It was definitely a grueling trip this time around.

Note to self: the cheapest ticket is cheap for a reason.

It took me four plane rides from Maui to arrive in Bali and I still can’t understand how taking more flights is cheaper. My route took me through Oahu to Manila in the Philippines, and I couldn’t get out of that airport fast enough! Thankfully I flew from there to one of my favorite airports, Singapore, to switch planes. Singapore airport is huge, they have free internet, a free movie theater, lots of food choices, tons of shopping to kill layover time, and a super clean and nice transit hotel. I arrived at 11:30pm with a 12 hour layover. Unfortunately I didn’t make a reservation at the hotel, so I had to wait two hours for a room but they had one at 1:30am, and by then I was feeling so sleep deprived and weird that I literally danced around the room when I got in. They rent the rooms in 6 hour blocks and it felt so good to take a hot shower and slip into a clean bed and sleep with my legs stretched out instead of folded under me on the plane. I practiced yoga in my room when I woke up, took another shower, and went out to cruise the terminal for a few hours before my flight. It’s amazing what a shower and some sleep will do for you!

My next flight was Garuda Airlines to Denpasar, and at only 3 hours it felt so quick! As soon as we landed I was greeted with that steamy heat of Asia that I actually love. I arrived at my room only slightly deranged a couple of hours ago and what a treat to find that this place makes all that travel a fleeting memory. I have a beautiful king size bed with a sweet mosquito net, a huge walking shower and a deep bathtub that I cannot wait to use. By far the coolest thing is that I have a private swimming pool out the back door of my room!!!  I am going to bed soon so that I can be bright eyed for teaching yogaall day tomorrow as a guest teacher at the Radiantly Alive yoga teacher training here at the Alam Puisi Villas.
Stay tuned to the blog to hear more about my time in Bali!

Peace,
Nicki

Nicki Doane