We have a video to show you how ridiculous the street was infront of our hotel. Thanks to Kurt for risking his life aimlessly for the purpose of your entertainment.
We booked our hotel for 7 nights with the mad notion that we would be able to move across the world, find potential housing, look at them all and rent one out. Well, turns out we aren't that crazy! We have officially moved into a place! After living out of a suitcase for almost two months now, i am so happy to have a place to call home. Lucky for me, it just happens to be in paradise :)
Now, just because we were able to rent a house in one week does not mean that it was a piece of cake. It was actually the biggest pain in the ass i've ever experienced! We found a very patient Balinese driver to drive us down every single gang (street) in southern Bali. You see, renting a house here isn't as easy as jumping on Craigstlist and making a few calls. You literally have to drive down every road and look for these chicken-scratch signs that might as well be freeway markers in Vancouver, B.C! (For those of you who havent experienced the poor signage in Vancouver - the Canadians apparently have superior eye sight to those across the border.
We explored Nusa Dua, Canggu, Seminyak, Denpasar, Uluwatu, Bukit, Umalas and landed in Petitenget (Puh - Tee - Tung - Et). Unfortunately for Kurt, the area we settled in is the hardest to pronounce. We have decided to just call it P Town. The battle between "small, expensive housing in an awesome area" and "too big of a house for two people but damn it's cool to live like a King" began. I remember sitting in the car with Kurt and he was muttering "location, location, location" to himself as he debated which was more important. We decided that location trumps. We now live in the heart of the action where we can walk to anything and everything you could ever want. I am close to a CrossFit box and Kurt is down the street from the beach - a great compromise.
Below is a photo of us with some of our money we paid to our landlord! Kurt loves to say "im just going to pull out a couple mil (one mil is $100) when we stop at the ATM. My little millionaire.
(EXCITED TO BE RUPIAH MILLIONAIRES FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES)
Here are some photos from the move! The house came furnished but lucky for us, our landlord happens to own some hostels and a hotel and had some "extra" stuff we could borrow!
|(OUR FURNITURE BEING DROPPED OFF BY OUR LANDLORD'S HELPERS)|
|(OUR KITCHEN - WE HAVE YET TO COOK IN HERE YET!)|
|(EXHAUSTED FROM MANY, MANY HOURS OF SEARCHING FOR A HOUSE)|
|(OUR LIVING ROOM)|
But it is 11AM in paradise, and that means it is time to hit the beach!
All my love,