Thursday, December 1, 2011

38 hours later and Roughing it is the understatement of the year...

38 hours, 3 planes, 3 sequrity checks, 4 viewings of Home Alone, 4 countries and several bad airplane meals later I have made it to Bali. It's 4:32 in the morning here and I have been wide awake for about an hour. As I type, I am sitting on a matress that is in fact on the floor. I am in my sports bra and underware and in the corner of the room there is a fan that is about as powerful as blowing on yourself. When I turned on the light that is more like a fading flashlight to go to the bathroom I caught a glimpse of a cockaroach that immediately scurried under one of my 4 bags that are on the floor and I haven't seen it since, Awesome. Does it sound like I'm complaining? Because I'm not. I happen to love the idea that at any moment I could pull out an item of clothing from one of my bags and a cockaroach (palmetto bug for those of you who prefer that term) could come crawling out. I love the element of surprise! Did I mention the shower is over the toilet??


  1. *I already tried to comment, but I think it was lost in cyberspace.

    Chels, You are brave for so many reasons....moving halfway around the world alone, sleeping with roaches. Nast! It was so good to see your face on Skype today. Even though I just saw you 2 days ago in person. I started missing you right after you walked out the door. I will set mine up this weekend and we can chat. Good luck getting a scooter today and be careful! beep beep.

    xoxo, Kelly

  2. Also, keep on blogging. I think it will be such a neat way to look back on your trip starting at day one.

  3. I figured out how to follow you. Well on this blog anyway.......

  4. I think in Bali, it's culturally acceptable to eat cockroaches.

    I love the blog so far, can't wait to read more!


  5. It sounds like this is going to be an adventure. I wish i could have talked to you before you left! I love the blog idea so i can keep up with what you are doing. You have to post pictures of what Bali looks like. Be safe!

  6. Yaaay chels!! You made it!! Not quite sure about these living arrangements that you're describing but as long as your enjoying yourself, i am in! Anyways hope you're having a blasty blast and hopefully we can Skype soon! Make sure you ask where the nearest Walmart is. (I'm still convinced their is one!) talk sooooon!! Xoxo