I’ll be honest with you, when we booked our first family holiday in some time, we were all very excited about our trip to Bali – one of the most popular holiday destinations for Australians at the moment. We were traveling with my sister and her family – 12 in total, four adults and our eight teenagers aged from 11 to 22.
We booked into a holiday house for 12 just off the main beach at Seminyak.
On the first morning, my husband and I went out for a stroll along the Esplanade (Jalan Pantai Legian). The sun was shining; the waves on the expanse of beach glorious. Motorbikes were lined up outside the cafes and the hawkers had started.
“Transport? You want bracelets? You want belts? Bowls, hats or a seat on the beach?”
We were offered it all in abundance by sweet, polite Balinese with big smiles and cheerful eyes.