Posted by: aitzko | December 9, 2009

I make some sweet jewelry, and enjoy my last day in Bali.

Okay, so this has got to be a relatively quick one!  Today’s my last day in Bali.  I’m leaving this evening to go to Tokyo, and meet up with Petrie, and then the girls!  I could not be more excited.  It will be great to have some travel companions after this last week plus alone.

Yesterday morning, I took a silversmithing class!  It. Was.  So.  Cool.  I made two necklace pendants, and I could not be more proud of them!  They actually came out really well!  It was an awesome class – a couple other people were in it with me, and the teacher was great.  He showed us how to do each step, and then pretty much left us to it.  He monitored us, of course, but I made both my necklaces totally by myself. 🙂  And they came out nicely!!  This class was such a great decision.  Silversmithing was great – it was challenging, but not too difficult to make something really pretty and wearable.  I highly recommend it!  In case anyone comes to Bali and wants to check it out, it was at Studio Perack (turquoise and white sign) on Hanoman St.

Bali has been great.  I think it was a good place to get my travel feet under me, and get started.  In honor of my leaving Bali, I will now present you with this list:

Things I Have Shared My Room With In Ubud

  • Approximately a jillion mosquitoes
  • A spider the size of a softball
  • A golf-ball sized spider who hung out next to my mirror until he disappeared… gulp.
  • A few geckos ( these are EVERYWHERE, and adorable)
  • A cat (yes, a cat.  I heard a noise and looked up one day, to see it creeping along a ledge near the ceiling… um, hi)
  • A toad (or a frog, I really don’t know the difference, but this big guy was hiding behind the toilet, until I came out to take a shower)

I hope you have enjoyed it.

Anyway, tonight I’m off to Japan!  I have some time to kill while I’m here, but I’d rather not walk around – I’ll just get all sweaty and grimy, and have to sit on a plane all night, so I think I’ll seek out some air conditioning to keep somewhat clean.

Another thing:  I think I’ve finally started to get used to the heat.  By this, I don’t mean that I’m not hot anymore, but rather that I no longer mind that much when I’m completely coated in sweat.  Lovely.

Well, this is it until I get to Japan!  I’m not sure how often I’ll update – I’ll have access to Petrie’s computer (Thanks, Petrie!), but I know Cait has an action-packed schedule for us, and I cannot wait. 🙂

So for now, selamat siang, and terima kasih!


  1. i am sooo excited!! i can’t sleep or think about anything except for tokyo! i cannot wait to see you girls and have so many fun adventures in japan! i just want to get on the plane already! love you and i will see you soo soon!!!

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