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Indonesians try to make money out of everything. There are several horses with carriages
as well as mopeds on the beach just to take the tourists up and down in the
sand… but the beach was only about 200 meters long… I mean come on, I might be a
whitey but I can use my legs!
I was so
excited to be at the beach, I love the ocean and the sea, and we also had
booked a hotel to stay for the night, so we get to see the sunset as well! Walking
... sides on the shallow river's edge. With brushes in our hands, we excitedly ran to them, snapping pictures as we petted, scrubbed and kissed them. Then, the trainers instructed the elephants to stand, and we got to take turns while the elephants sucked water into their tusks, pressed them to our faces and showered us with water. It was one of the best moments of my life, I was ecstatic. We then got 2-3 baskets of food and sugar cane to feed them one-by-one. Our elephant was ...
... You could see them all swarming towards you! It was a very good thing I had my leech socks with me! I nipped behind the tent to change out of my wet clothes into some nice dry ones and could see two leeches wriggling surprisingly quickly towards me. It was then that I found one stuck to my fingernail and it would not come off, then when it did, it stuck to the other finger, then the other when I pulled it off. In the end I had to get Dave to help! Once we were both changed, we went back ...
... along a river, which only mopeds could fit down and after about 10 minutes, came to the B&B. We were greeted by pretty much everyone who works here and given a welcome drink while we filled in all our details in their guest book. We were then shown to our room which had an amazing view of the river and the trees on the other bank, as well as some long tailed macaques on the bank. After dumping our bags, we went straight downstairs to get some ...
... more sheet lightning, we couldn't see fork lightning anywhere through the trees. There would be about 5-6 sheets of lightning come all at once so it would light the sky up for a few seconds. Those seconds you could see how much the river had swollen. Just in the space of about 15 minutes! This went on for over an hour! It was so entertaining! I just felt sorry for the monkeys :( I just wanted them to come inside and for me to give them a cwtch! After around an hour and half ...