|The group chilling by the Blue Lagoon- look at that water!|
|Bali family totem pole after we survived cliff jumping|
For our last day in Bali, we hired a driver to make sure we hit the major remaining highlights in the south of the island. We started in Nusa Dua so Ken and Alissa could fit in some watersports (which surprisingly, weren't cheap). We proceeded to Pandang Pandang, one of the best surfing spots in Bali which was recently featured in the film Eat Pray Love. The beach itself was pretty hidden and we had to wind down flights of stairs, squeezing between two rock slabs while keeping a wary eye on the monkeys in the jungle trees. The beach itself wasn't huge but the perfect place for people watching- so many attractive surfers! The Rip Curl Cup should be happening right now but unfortunately, there wasn't any official competition while we were there. Which was probably a good thing so we could relax and enjoy the sun and the surf.
|It's always an adventure with us- jumping photo at Nusa Dua, the watersports capital of Bali|
But in all honestly, reality hasn't been all that bad this week! I met with someone from NUS-Yale college yesterday to dialogue about their vision for this brand new school. As Asia's first liberal arts college, this school aims to integrate interdisciplinary competence in a strong core curriculum and give graduates an Ivy League equivalent education. He wants me to give a talk/discussion my last week here so I'll definitely be busy! And Peter from MIT wants me to embark on a quantitative gender study on his decades of grades and course data... I think I could make that part of my dissertation data collection and it would be pretty amaze-balls to be published with co-authors from MIT!
Time to swim! Oh and link to full Bali album here.