Great expectations

13 Oct

The first Asian days had gone well. Bangkok, then Cambodia… But there was a special place where they intended to spend special time.

She had heard stories. He had shown her countless pictures. They showed bright colours, perfect and harmonious architecture, exotic flowers, smiling faces. Perfect ground for wild imagination…

From so much excitement, she had been consciously downplaying it a bit. “It might not be as nice as you imagine, as beautiful as he said, as fascinating as many others told you”, she was repeating to herself in the plane that was taking them from Bangkok to the island. The Island of the Gods. The well-named…

And then of course, of course…. How could she have doubted it? Once landed, a car took them into the inside of the island, into the hills. Everything was of a lush green. The rice fields, the coconut trees.

And the houses…. The faces… It was every bit as she had imagined it. They had finally arrived in Bali.

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5 Responses to “Great expectations”

  1. Maurizio October 13, 2010 at 12:57 pm #

    I like the writing style of you both. Judith would like to go there next year…

  2. grecoditufo October 13, 2010 at 1:07 pm #

    and by the way..seems to be really beautiful places…really envy you two

    • thomasetolivia October 16, 2010 at 1:03 am #

      Thank you! The places are gorgeous indeed, we can only recommend you a trip to Bali!!

  3. Randi October 13, 2010 at 6:55 pm #

    It must be so nice for both of you to share these experiences!

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