Today we are off to South Kuta and we sadly said goodbye to all the nice people we had met at Candidassa. We had Kutut again as a driver and a pleasant drive down to Kuta. The road down was probably the best that we'd encountered for the entire trip. It was dual carriageway most of the way but still right hand turning lanes seem to be only a suggestion of what could be done rather than what must be done as in our own country. We went straight ahead quite often from the right hand turning lane! Kuta was hot and humid and full of traffic and fat people. The size of the people seemed to increase the further south we went. (including myself) The Bali Dynasty is a lovely international style hotel with a huge lobby and covers 2.5 hectare. There are several pools, a waterside and a swim up bar as well as 6 restaurants. Should be able to find something here to eat! The hawkers seem no worse (so far) than in Ubud and so far I am proud of myself for not having bought anything. My ear is giving me grief now unfortunately. After snorkelling earlier in the trip I had trouble hearing from my right ear possibly due to wax on the eardrum but it's now very painful and I'm taking anti-imflammatory's to ease the pain which is like toothache! Looks like some overseas medical treatment will be required!