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... by the side of roads and it is a beautiful sight to see! We spent our first night at a relatively pricey homestay called Ketut's Place. It was the first time in SE Asia we have arrived at a destination without having our accommodation booked. I always like to have a place booked in advance to avoid walking around trying to find somewhere to stay when chances are we are already tired from a day of travelling. I am less comfortable just showing up and ...
... the honor of 'Flower Girls'. We thought Simon would be the first to cry but Gary being the proud dad had that honor...lol.
Then came the six bridesmaids, yup that's right six bridesmaids..lol, who all looked beautiful, followed by a very proud dad (Harry Swinkels) with his daughter Stacey, who looked stunning as they all took the wedding march down to the alter where Stacey had to walk across a bed of Frangipani flowers and into the arms of Simon.
The ceremony went ...
... and jumping over every hole to make his ride more challenging.
We talked for ages with the lovely Anna and her Mum, Suzanna after lunch till time pressed on us to drive back to Ubud. We wanted to keep riding down to the big city area but sadly it was all done. We have had a really fabulous day in the sunshine seeing the 'real Bali' and her people. Tired yet smiling ...
... to see it, but, then again, when you've seen one Buddhist temple, you've pretty much seen them all. By the time I left, the continuing themes of day had started, people trying to sell me tat and me sweating like a pig. Although it wasn't particularly hot, it was just, plain humid.
The next destination was Pura Tirta Empul otherwise known as Temple of the Holy Spring. Now, this was more like it. My spirits definitely picked up here ...
... the once wild civets in cages and force feed them the coffee. I don’t like supporting that kind of endeavor, but I will claim ignorance at the time.
I am now in the hillside town of Ubud famous for its culture and monkey temple. The temple is
in the middle of the city, but surrounded by lush forest. There, there are hundreds(?) of monkeys all waiting for you to give them bananas or living off the food that the staff at ...