So, the reason why I haven’t been posting about my adventure in Bali was because I never really had the time to sit down and type something up on my laptop.
The presentations went very well, that was about a week ago, I believe. Wayan, Mona and other members of the Campuhan College attended our presentations, which was great. The two days before the presentations were very stressful. Our group found out that Putu couldn’t join us on the day of our presentation due to family and university issues, so we were all very upset. He was supposed to do the Indonesian part of the presentation, but that didn’t work out, so I had to jump in for him in the last minute. The presentation though went surprisingly well and I was very proud about what our group accomplished in a matter of 3-weeks.
After leaving Ubud to go to Pemuteran, we experienced a whole other side of Bali. Pemuteran is located in the north-west of Bali, very close to the beach. We had the opportunity to snorkel and observe corals, go on a sunrise cruise with dolphins, play in the water balls, pick strawberries and pet turtles. Those were 4 very exciting days.
After Pemuteran we left to go to Sudaji village. A very remote, eco-friendly village close to Singaraja, which is well-known for its irrigation system and preserving its jungle and surrounding environment. We met Sansan again, who was our guide over the 2 days. We got to meet his 3 children (one is currently attending the Green School) and his wife and relatives. Something that impressed me the most was how open and welcoming they were to us. We were allowed to experience a 3-bulanan (3-month, baby name giving ceremony) which is actually very personal and is attended only by the close-knit community. The baby girl was named Kadek Arlin Ayu Lestari, which means 3rd child, April born child, Beauty and Preservation.
We also got to bathe in the damn and the river near the paddies with the children, who were fun to play with..,.
——->sorry, I need to continue writing later, its beach&dinner time.
+its the last night we all get to spend together. The group is leaving Bali tomorrow morning at 5a.m. (T_T) ,whereas I am going to stay here with my family and enjoy the sun for a bit longer, before I start my Fall Co-op in Germany.