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We made our way down to the south of Bali after our time in Lovina with a certain amount of reluctance. We were aiming for somewhere where we might be slightly less hotel isolated for food, since aside from diving, this had been our main issue in Lovina, if we had one at all. We settled ourselves in to the hotel and spent a blissful couple of days meandering the area, eating wonderful food and generally soaking up the sunshine, since this was to ...
... called Serririt. Here, there is a beach called Pura Jati - named after the small temple which is on the beach. I was rather surprised when the driver told us to hurry up, dumped our kit and tanks on the ground and just drove off without a word. With my suncream, snacks, money, clothes, towel (basically everything) inside the car. That wasn't the deal. He was supposed to be waiting! The dive site is just off the black and beach, so we just walked in! A bit like Awas in Mabul, ...
... in the morning, so we paid
him some money and told him we did not need his services any more. Sam had
already walked off. We went prepared to swim in the crystal clear spring water
but it looked like the rains were coming so decided against it. Instead we went
to Bali Asli and had a magnificent 2hr lunch!
Once back to the resort, we swam and lazed about and
talked to other guests. We had booked in for the duck ...
... host crushed the leaves for us to smell, which were as strong and distinctive as the spices themselves. She also has two civets as pets (one because her dog bit it, and the other because it is blind). Not the pretties of creatures!
After seeing where the plants grow and how they process them we were led to a cafe area with the most incredible view of a jungle filled gorge. We were then given (for free) cups of the following drinks to try (bali ...
... fully appreciate our guides attempts to sell stuff to us however it was great to see people busily preparing for the ceremony tomorrow and learn about some of the crafts from the Bali Aga whose traditions are said to be over one thousand years old and predate common Balinese traditions.
Dying to get back to Bali Santi for a quick dip to wash away the humidity, sweat and dust from iur weary limbs we were met with more ferocious winds that nearly blew us of ...
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