Ida Beach Village
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... It turned out the taxi driver that took Edd’s mum back to the hotel told her that 20 years prior, the the entire beach had been protected with beautiful coral reefs, but they had been hacked away to make necklaces, sold as souvenirs and basically just completely destroyed. As a result, there is no beach. At all, anywhere, and the town that once thrived with tourists and trade, is now a disheveled, unkept mass of what was).
... was a bit underwhelming and we left disappointed especially as most of the temple was on land! It was still in a beautiful place though and nice to have a look. We got back I to the car for another two hours going along a mountain road which was beautiful. We eventually got to our new hotel and very pleasantly surprised with it! It has a very nice pool and our room is nice with a very comfy bed. We had a relaxing rest of the day and were convinced by two very nice ...
... and were only gone an hour and a half we thought it would be cheaper but he still charged us the $30 (should have cost between $10-15). So we didn't use him again needless to say which I am sure peeved him off because he would always jump up and ask us for Taksi (as they spell it) and we would reply, "no..Jalan jalan" which means no thank you we are walking today.
We didn't worry about buying food for meals as it is so cheap in Bali, on average per day for ...
... and neatly dressed school kids. Lombok on the other hand is edgier and poorer, which makes its delights all the sweeter. There are "Hello Misters" from every child you pass, chickens and packs of dogs by the road side, Mosques in every village, and if there isn't one there already, there's a couple of kids in the street collecting for one. What will Java and Sumatra be like we wonder? We spent last night in Candidasa at the Temple ...
... who was sitting 5 feet away from me. He barely spoke English himself and I was annoyed there were no activities organized or background information on these kids. Heck, I would have been happy to plan a lesson or activity if I would've had some sort insight as to what it all entailed. I found myself beyond irritated and looking at the clock as to when it was time to leave. I didn't want to feel that way as I was looking forward to spending time with ...
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