Off to Canada!
How and why I had to come to Canada before my scheduled arrival in late November or early December is for another blog. But with my trip to Balian beach coming to a close it was time to get back to civilization as I called it.
Not that I was so far away from it but getting back to the hub of Bali was needed. With that, I was on my way back to the tourist hub of Bali. Being close to where all the action also comes with much more traffic and way more people.
Loved Being Away.
I loved being away, but at the same time, I appreciated the variety of food and services around me. In Balian Beach, everything was 100% local. That included my content, food, and people.
Being back felt great, since I knew I was headed off to Canada I had a few things to finish and a few things to iron out with friends and clients. My Airbnb friends had to be taken care of as well as a few accounts we do work for. It would seem that people living in Bali, do have to work.
Not Always a Holiday in Bali.
Despite the popular belief that everyone is on holiday in Bali, this is untrue. Most of the traffic is local. People coming and going to work and changing shifts is when the ruckus of motorcycles and scooters is at its peak.
Drivers and riders alike are all trying hard to get to work and even many cars on the road are chauffer driven and going to pick up or drop off clients from different Bali attractions.
So no, we are not all on holiday, even if we do appear to be in shorts and sandals. However, I love it. I love to see the remote workers and the digital nomads coming and going along with the tourists.
Heading back to Canada.
This part is always a bit nerve-racking and exciting. I took a PCR test despite the fact that no one asked me to. I did it just in case they were to ask about the connecting flight. The connection I had was amazing. Denpasar Bali, to Doha Qatar, and a direct flight to Toronto after a perfect 3-hour layover.
This seems long but gives just enough time to get off the plane, grab a meal, and have a down-to-earth washroom break. I don’t know about you but being up in the air always hinders my potty breaks. The three hours give enough time to grab a better meal and a drink and head to the gate in comfort.
The trip will be short and I know I need to squeeze a lot in. The weather will be chilly but normal for the fall season and so I dressed accordingly. I am looking forward to seeing everyone.