19.10.2016 - 21.10.2016
Well it's time for another Asian adventure......and, after some 40 years it's seems to be about time to show Annie one of my favorite places from times past. After much searching, googling etc. we found the cheapest way to get to Bali was to fly with Southern China via China, namely Guanghzou. ...aka Canton.
A long flight as we left vancouver at 13:00 arriving Guanghzou at 18:00......a decent albeit cramped flight > 2 full meals and all the wine you could drink. After 12 hours in the air it is nice to get out although we only have about 2 hours for the transfer.....we are loaded onto an articulated bus and driven for some 20 minutes beefore being herded into a massive hall for Customs and Immigration >>> no problems and once again we sit down waiting,this time for our connection to Bali. We are not stopping in China on the way out as the Canton Fair is in full swing, but we cannot resist getting our fix of Cantonese cuisine so we will catch them up on our return trip!!
The flight leaves on schedule at 19:00 and after a relatively short flight of about 5 hours, arrives in Denpassar, Bali. Nice smooth flight....more legroom in the 737 versus the 777 on the first flight, and another round of rice and chicken and wine.....actually the food is pretty decent. Baggage claim, Immigration (a Visa is free if you stay 30 days or less) , Customs, ....and finally taxi (minor negotiation >>> too tired to have an epic struggle) and we are at our homestay >> The Rai House, in Sanur ....arriving just after 2AM .....finito bandito!!! The elapsed time door to door (including early ferry to Vancouver) was some 26 hours plus the 15 hour time change !!