The Royal Holiday Package

“I dive down into the depth of the ocean of forms,
hoping to gain the perfect pearl of the formless.
……..
……
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Into the audience hall by the fathomless abyss
where swells up the music of toneless strings
I shall take this harp of my life. ”

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I was standing on the Sansur beach and was reciting the poem(by Rabindranath Tagore) in my mind facing the vast ocean. It was a wonderful, well deserved family time I was having in Bali. With a planned and pre-approved leave, we had managed an amazing deal for cheap flight tickets to the Denpasar airport. Working as an event manager, we usually get breaks between May and July as we usually do not have major events during this time. May –June is not a very good time to travel far east, so I chose end of July. We had arrived 4 days back and today evening we would be flying back to resume our stressful work schedule
We were staying at the “ One bedroom royal pool Villa” at the Jeramy Luxury Villa & spa. Although, we were too extravagant in spending on the hotel/resort, but, the luxury and the experience had left no scope for regret.

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The well placed villas promised complete space and privacy with high wall compound around. The private pool experience was my 1st time. It was an amazing experience to have your own pool for yourself. Although now married for 4 years, our travel agent managed to get us a honeymoon package. The little’ extra cost’ bought us a memory of a lifetime. The rooms were setup on a “ honeymoon style” . A candle lit dinner with 2 glasses of wine accompanied the stay. A heart shaped chocolate cake was waiting for us in the room.

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This could be an ideal honeymoon package, cheaper than many well promoted holiday packages. We watched the kechak dance at Uluwatu followed by a bar be cue dinner. We were picked by the operators coach from the hotel and taken through a serene ride through the Balinese countryside. The Kechak dance performance that narrated the tale of Ramayana told that we were held back by the human made boundaries. The good spreads on its own and does not need any artificial medium. We had dinner at the Jimbaran Bay. The seafood was ‘ simply awesome”.

The first half of our 3rd day was filed up with adventure. Starting with a buggy driving adventure tour through the Balinese rainforest, it was a magical experience. I felt like bear Grills on adventure. Next, we went for the Elephant safari. It was indeed an award wining park . There were around 25-30 elephants including the babies which we got a chance to feed. Not much can be expressed in words. After this stay, Bali has become my most recommended destination where I had organised my companies annual meet.

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