I arrived at my super budget hotel and got unpacked.
You can check out my hotel room here by clicking here!
I took a minute and googled the location for The Naughty Duck, and to my surprise it is around the corner. Sweet Deal, I head right over.
Take a look at The Naughty Duck on Trip Adviser here!
Sim and The Naughty Duck
The reason I wanted to go here is to meet Sim, a guy I told to meet by my Aussie Surfer friend, Simon. I guess Sim used to be a TV star from a TV show called, "Hey Hey It's Saturday" as a character, Plucka Duck. Anyways, that isn't why I am going to meet him. I have been told he is a pretty amazing guy and can give me tons of tips on where to go in Bali.
When I walk into The Naughty Duck, I see Sim standing right there. I walk over and introduce myself. He takes no time making me feel like a new friend and gives me all kinds of tips. What a cool guy.
After talking for a bit, I decided to eat here as well. I can tell you this, Aussies know how to cook. I had a damn good chicken burger for only $5 dollars CAD.
As I finish up, Sim mentions a few people always come over at night for a few beers, and I am up for that. It is still early, so I tell him I am heading back for a shower.
A bit later I come back and meet Crazy, I don't know his real name, but he is a funny local who sells cheap sim cards and credit. I take him up on an offer and get a sim plus $10 credit, which gives me 4GB of data and a bunch of minutes. Compare that to Canada!
A few other friends of Sim's stop by for drinks and I meet a ton of people. Too many to remember.
The beer is flowing nicely, at $2 dollars a beer, but I decide I should call it a night. Tomorrow I would like to go swimming and see more of Kuta. I need to decide if I am staying here or moving onto one of the Islands.
I thank Sim for a great night and head home.
Before I end this short blog, I should comment on walking in Kuta at night. It is a bit crazy as there are a tone of people, lots on mopeds and come cars. Picture no sidewalk and only room for one car, but somehow they fit a car, people and mopeds all at once, and people walking have to look out for themselves. Fun, and entertaining I can say. Took a bit to get used too, but it isn't all that bad.
Well I made it through my first day, half day really.