Sunday, June 17, 2018

Time to cool off...

I went ahead and started the third zone, a frigid mountain populated by strong defensive creatures. For now, an icy golem with strong armor, a spear wielding skeleton that pierces all three heroes in one attack, a frost mage that deals cold damage over time, and a mystical cloud that has low life but very strong physical and cold armor.


I still need one or two more zones and many more enemies to populate them. Additional heroes are a priority because there are only three. Hats and armor need to be added; the runes section too.

Today is June 15th. I am halfway through my stay in Canggu, so I ought to take advantage of my location! I'll be exploring a bit more these next few days, as I did in Ubud and Kuta.

Kuta, near Canggu

Kuta is a crowded beach area filled with shopping malls and restaurants. It is where I began my journey in Bali, since it is beside the airport. Canggu is along the shore too, but further northwest, away from the busy parts of Kuta. Ubud is centralized in Bali so it has picturesque rice terraces and a dense downtown area of shops and restaurants, commonly compared to the old city of Chiang Mai.

Rice terraces in Ubud

Sunset in Canggu


It is tough to choose a favorite between Canggu and Ubud. This Airbnb swings marks slightly in favor of Canggu, because of the incredible desk and proximity to a wider range of restaurants. I've raided some nearby fruit vendors and finally suspended my immersion of culture by eating western food like pizza and burgers. Coffee shops are everywhere and there is always something new around each corner.

I depart to Da Nang in less than two weeks and I am eager to return to such a wonderful country - Vietnam. Fragrant pho beef soup with endless herbs, rooftop craft brew pubs, rivers of motorbikes, scenic farms, and cities that have retained charming traditional qualities of the old way of life - floating markets and roadside street vendors. Despite the relatively recent decimation inflicted on that country, it is thriving and illustrative of the strength and willpower of the people of that nation.

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