Life in Amed Boutique Hotel
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Beautiful garden villas with main bedroom & bathroom on the ground foloor. 2 more single beds on a mezzanine - so good for familes. Swimming pool, beach right there. Very attentive and helpful staff and a good restaurant/bar.
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So now I'm ready for a change of location for a few days. Going to Amed for diving and chilling on the beach.
Sola Luna is a nice place to stay very clean and the owner Gede is really friendly and helpful. The first thing I discovered is that I needed a motorbike to get around - the distances are just too far to walk or bicycle. Gede was really helpful and organised me a motorbike and after I asked him how it works he started worrying if I could ride a bike at ...
... battling a phobia of fish for years and had just started to get over it with the reassurance from everybody claiming "fish are more scared of you than you are of them..." ********! Those trigger fish were not scared of anybody and although I was quite proud of myself for staying calm it did take me a while to stop being paranoid about seeing another one.
After getting back to shore our dive guide offered to take me for a ride on his bike to ...
... also managed to wrangle us a dive trip out to Menjangan Island, a nature preserve off the north western tip of the island. Menjangan means deer in Indonesian and other than that and a small temple nothing much inhabits the island except the occasional devotee or visiting divers. Normally I would post the name of the dive shop we went with but they were so not worth mentioning that I will gloss over that and say simply that ...
... we got to know along the way (and who was only 18 years old) said he would take us even further around the edge of the volcano. We walked right around the rim, with a sheer drop at either side it was frightening at points as the path was just a few feet wide. We were walking in and out of the steam, there was hardened lava to one side of us and a never ending hole to the other. But our guide was excellent and we always felt safe, he does the whole ...
... headed to the Liberty shipwreck, which was another phenomenal dive site with amazing corals and fish. It's just mind blowing to me how so many types of corals of different colors, shapes, textures and sizes are born and grown on a ship that was sunk 70 years ago. I have no idea how they even come about. So fascinating. Roman has become a good friend. Last night, he took me to a local Indonesian restaurant with a live band and we drank ...