Time to put down the UNO and head for the gate guys!
7pm last night our super six (Caleb, Ryan, Georgia, Naomi, Brooke, Kristin) joined Bali Life Foundation to spend time with families on the street. We met and did our best to converse with 20 or more mums, children and bubs whilst sharing some colouring in and food packs. Rishka lead the walk with help from Indra, Wirra, Steve and four more youth from Bali Life Foundation.
Today we visited Tegenungan waterfall, in Ubud. It was about an hour and a half away from our hotel but it was so worth it. We dined at a restaurant overlooking the entirety of the waterfall, the view was stunning. The food we ate was also incredible. We took heaps of amazing photos and were all stunned as we left from the beauty of the site.
(Emma and Tara)
Today the Bali gang visited hidden canyons located in Sukawati. We all had a thrilling adventure through the slippery slopes and rocks with guided help from the lovely tour instructors. The view was breathtaking and we were all in awe of the natural beauty of Bali. Some of the members took turns riding a swing, hanging by rope attached to vines located above us. This swing added to the spectacular experience that was today, which was ended by a nice calming walk back through rice fields. (Rachael, Maya and Aimee)
Yesterday we explored Single Fin Bay which is a common tourist place for surfers with a ‘single-fin’ surfboards. We reached the main beach after many staircases to see the beautiful reefs and picturesque views. We stayed until the beginning of sunset with all of us walking along the beach or going for a relaxing swim. (Hayley Barram)
Last night was a cultural exchange evening with all the youth performing. It was a fantastic night consolidated over a pizza dinner. We were told afterwards that the children eat Pizza maybe twice a year. The performances were funny and sassy, skilful and absolutely amazing!
This morning we are heading back to Bali Life Foundation for Sunday worship and a visit to ‘the five shrines’.
This morning we joined the Bali Life Foundation youth at the centre and went as a group to Black Pebble Beach in Nusa Dua. We enjoyed swimming, volleyball and went for a walk to where the waves crash against the rocks. Some of the Bali Life kids went out to the reef for a surf.
The older students supervised the younger students and the little ones played a game of fishing in the water with a net made of people holding hands. It was like a game of chase and you had to not get caught in the net. Tonight we are returning to the orphanage for dancing, stories and dinner together.