15,706 km so far.
We are now officially off our bikes.
Our journey isn’t over, and we may yet do some cycling on Bali, but we will be spending the next few weeks adjusting to a different pace of life and figuring out how to re-enter normal society.
We’ve decided to keep writing until August 1, when Jane leaves for Canada. Maybe we can shed some light on how it feels to end a trip.
Centre Of My Sleep
Today we allowed ourselves the luxury of being tired. When you know you have to ride another 50, 70, or 100 km before the sun sets, you become used to putting the exhaustion to the back of your mind. As Bali got closer, we both became more aware of just how physically exhausted we are.
We are remarkably fortunate to be staying at a friend’s beautiful home nestled in the jungle outside Ubud.
We set ourselves one real chore for the day, a trip to the grocery store. Apart from that we stayed in, drank coffee, and enjoyed the views and sounds of the jungle.
Home Away From Home
Jane napped away the afternoon, and I took advantage of our incredible temporary home – which happens to be equipped with a gorgeous glass-walled poolside yoga studio – with meditation and a contemplative yoga practice.
Tonight I got to do something I haven’t done since we were in Hong Kong back in January. I cooked in a kitchen! Using locally made tempeh we picked up at the grocery store, I threw together some vegan burritos for dinner. I miss cooking, and I miss knowing exactly what is in the meal I am eating. This is just one more reason I am so grateful to Amy for hosting us in her home.
Thank you so much Amy! How can we ever repay you? ♥