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Surf’s up…

An extreme dramatization of my surfing abilities. I’ll be on a longboard riding waves 1/4 of the size pictured here lol.

An extreme dramatization of my surfing abilities. I’ll be on a longboard riding waves 1/4 of the size pictured here lol.

I put pen-to-paper on my condo lease last night! Move-in date is technically not until April 1st, so I am hopping on a plane to Indonesia today for 2.5 weeks in the meantime! The plan is to spend about a week in Lombok, an island just off the coast of Bali, which is known for its surfing. This is only my second time surfing and the last time I went was basically a year ago in Costa Rica. I’m hoping a week will be enough time to shake off the rust and hopefully get even better. Now that I’m in SE Asia, I want to get better at surfing since it’s a more feasible option than snowboarding now.

After Lombok I’ll head back to Bali to spend some time there. I don’t really have a set agenda just yet; I plan to play it by ear. Since I’ve been volunteering at the hostel, condo shopping, and adjusting to the new time zone, I’m looking forward to finally being able to relax and reset. Once I come back to Singapore, I plan to conquer a few goals I’ve set for myself. More to come on that later…

Things are moving along nicely...

It’s only day 3 here in Singapore and I’m happy (and relieved) to say that I’ve figured out my phone situation and more importantly, I’ve found housing already! I’ll be rooming with 2 others in a condo complex that’s centrally located to almost everything. The room has an awesome balcony view and the complex also has several pools, a gym, and a bbq area. And the very best part? It’s cheaper than what I would be paying if I chose to live in Arlington/DC back home. The internet always drags on about how expensive Singapore is, but if you do your homework correctly, there’s a lot of affordable options.

The only catch is that I won’t be able to move in until April 1st or after. Housekeeping duties at the current hostel are getting old very fast, so it looks like I’ll be taking an extended vacation here to kill some time and relax a bit. Time to go flight shopping for Bali…