We felt like treating ourselves during our last few days in Asia before we had to slum it in Australia. So when we were given a choice of 4 rooms in our poolside hotel, we chose the most expensive at 7 pounds. It had loads of things we didn't need like 2 double beds, an extra large bathroom, a porch with a table and chairs, and a balcony with another table and chairs.
We found a very large spider on the side of our wardrobe. We didn't know whether or not it was poisonous so Katie went to the reception to ask and I kept an eye on it. When the lady from reception came back I didn't want her to think I was watching it because I was worried or anything so I pretended I was unpacking my bags. She said there are no poisonous spiders in Bali. Then a 13 year old boy came in and started shaking the wardrobe and chasing the spider around the room. He ended up diving under the bed, sliding on his belly, and grabbing the spider in one hand. There is a great action shot of this in the photo album. Later on, we found an even bigger spider in the bathroom but we didn't really care anymore.
The beaches in Lovina are covered in black sand because of all the volcanoes inland. They were rubbish beaches though so one day we spent all day trying to get photos of me and Tom walking on water in our hotel pool.
A welsh bloke told us about a couple of pubs that have a happy hour every evening where the drinks are half price. This meant that it was about 30p for a pint of lager.
On another night we went to a restaurant that had a selection of 13 different types of wine. Katie had Christmas wine. I didn't have wine, I had Arak Attack. At one point when we were ordering desert we all got into a giggling fit which lasted about 20 minutes. We didn't even know what we were laughing at. The waitress couldn't understand what was wrong with us.
When we got back to our hotel I realised I didn't have the key. The people in our hotel were really unhelpful. I told them I lost the key and they said they didn't have a spare and just shrugged their shoulders. I was pretty sure I left it in the internet cafe but it was closed so I climbed over their fence and banged on their door for 5 minutes in the rain. No one came out so I went back to the restaurant but it wasn't there either. We went back to the hotel and I told them that if they didn't have a spare key I would have to break in. They told me that if I broke in I would have to pay for damages. I managed to force a window open without breaking it and we were only just skinny enough to slide through it into our room. The security guard watched us do all this without saying anything.
We got up at half 5 in the morning to go sailing with the dolphins. We had to climb through the window again to get out of our room and then we were told that it was too windy and wet to go out on the boat. We were not very happy about this, the dolphins were the only reason we came to Lovina, but we climbed back through the window again and tried to go back to sleep. About 20 minutes later, someone knocked on our window to tell us that it was back on.
We sailed out into the sea for about 30 minutes before we got surrounded by dolphins. There were hundreds of them swimming all around our boat and jumping in and out of the water doing back flips and everything.
When we got back from the dolphins I went to the internet cafe where I thought I left the key and we found it.