Such a long coach journey to get to the island of Bali. The first place we booked to stay in was an area called Legian. The hotel was nice but expensive as peak time had just started. The beach was nice but we preferred the busier area next door called Kuta. So after 2 nights in Legian we booked to stay in Kuta. After a long argument with the hotel reception who couldn't find our booking and then wanted us to stay in their sister property with no lock on the door we settled in. Kuta has a lot of tourists it was really busy. The food was ok. We went to the beach which was really wide sands and you can walk along it for about 2 miles. We sat at a bar called Patrick's bar with a beer and watched the most amazing sunset ever. Another night we sampled the nightlife. We went to a club which was really good. It had about 5 floors with about 3 rooms on each floor with different music and dancers and performers rotating. Good night! We also got a couple free drinks with our wristband. We then wanted to see the real Bali so moved onto a place called Ubud. We got there by taxi and booked into a homestay for 2 nights. After check in we went exploring and at a cafe called mingle we met an Australian woman called Kate. He befriended us and told us she was renovating her villa and as she is working with a lot of Indonesians she misses speaking to someone in English and having conversations. So she invited us to look at her villa which was 5 minutes away and said we could stay for a few days. So the next day we got to her villa in the afternoon and basically we ended up spending exactly 4 weeks as her guests. It was such an experience. Every day watching the Indonesians building on her home, so different to in England. We met a few of the locals and got on well with 2 called lorday and funi. Funi wanted to learn to cook so I taught her how to make spaghetti bolognese and she taught me how to make a local meal called nasi goreng. We also made fish cakes together and funi and angelica made chocolate brownies too. Most of the time we chilled in the villa, watched tv and went for walks. It was so nice relaxing we felt like we really lived there and plus we saved so much money. Our room was on the top floor and had windows all around. It was really nice even though the geckos came in very often. Kate took us to some really fancy restaurants and paid for us every time. We went to mozaic, the maya resort, amandari etc she also cooked once for us aswell and went out for cocktails with her too. Also while we were there we booked a driver and had a whole day out where we went to the coffee plantation, the rice terraces, the volcano and lake, a beach called sanur, a monument of Bali struggle and tanah lot for the sunset which is a floating temple. We had a really lovely day it was so worth it. Other things we done in Bali included massages, the market for food and clothes. We extended our visa so we could stay longer. The only thing we didn't like about Ubud was because we were staying in a village at early hours we sometimes heard the pigs being slaughtered :-( other than that it was such a beautiful place we enjoyed it so much. We were sad to leave. We booked a minibus to padangbai in Bali and stayed one night as this was the place we got the ferry to another island called Lombok. Padangbai was very small and quiet we had good seafood and spent the day on the beach. We had to trek about 30 minutes up hills and steep slopes to find it. Our guesthouse was called Kembar inn we didn't love it but breakfast was good and it was fine for 1 night. We got up early and headed over to the port for the slow boat to the island of Lombok.