By: Victoria Alarcon
I woke up this morning because of 3 crazy alarms. It was about 6:00 am and breakfast wasn’t until 8:00. There was no way I could go back to sleep because I was able to see Mt. Agung watching over us. The view from our room was mesmerizing I had never seen anything like it before. An explosion of colors painted the sky with pink, orange, green purple and blue, and it kinda reminded me of home.
Soon after we ate a filling breakfast to start of the day. Many of us including me, got Balinese coffee which was a bit strong and different. After breakfast, Ayu our new friend lead the way to her uncles house where we danced, played gamelan, and learned how to make offerings. Having meet new people and saying goodbye was hard everyone is so friendly and outgoing.
We came back to the hotel and rested around the pool. At 3:18 we were all ready for a walk around with Gaylon leading the way. We came across some breath taking views and enjoyed a great fruit drink. After the walk the weather was really nice and I wanted to take advantage of that, so Zoë and me took a swim in the pool. I learned about backstrokes, butterflies and swimming techniques (Zoë is super talented).
Dinner came along and we all enjoyed each other’s company at the table. We shared some laughs and some memories. It was great to be around people you learn to love. Everyone parted ways, some were tired and some were wide awake. Savannah took a swim, the others went to sleep. Gabe and me watched the stars glow bright. We were very impressed that the sky was clear and happy that we were still in Bali.