Today we met up with Lily Wardoyo from the Ubud Writers Festival, at The InterContinental Bali Resort in Jimbaran Bay. To get there, we weaved our way through the Bali traffic, like…somebody that weaves things really, really good…like…some kind of…weaver…in a motorbike helmet…on a scooter…with someone else on the back. If there was such a person, then we would be it.

Navigating the traffic is like learning a dance. Sometimes it’s hip-hop, sometimes a graceful waltz. You flow and ebb with the rhythm and timing is everything. Oh, and try not to smack into anyone.

And if your GPS maps fail you because you can’t get reception on your phone, then you can always just follow the guy in front with Intercontinental Resort, emblazoned on the back of his jacket. Hopefully he’s on his way to work and not just wearing someone else’s jacket.

The Intercontinental Bali Resort is BEAUTIFUL. Humongous lobby and three swimming pools just inches from the ocean. Along with Lily, we met with Dewi Anggraini, Director of Public Relations, and Nyoman Winatha, Director of Conference & Events, who were just lovely. We discussed the details of the event we’ll be organising there which will be a Literary Dinner Conversation with Alexander McCall Smith, who is the author of The 44 Scotland Street Series, The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency Series, The Sunday Philosophy Club Series and LA’s Orchestra Saves The World.

Should be an entertaining night, if we have any say in the matter…which we do 🙂

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Back to Legian for a beer with Gusti at The Legends Bar before zooming down to Petitenget beach for dinner on the beach at the beautiful La Lucchiola restaurant. Yet, another magic day.

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