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Travel Blogs from Tembok
... I opted for lunch and a laze by the pool for awhile. The views were beautiful and the resort is pretty neat. Lots of big Aussies hanging out in the pool drinking beer and old 90's pop music pumping through the speakers. A little different from what I have been immersed in in Ubud. I felt like I could've been at the Rottnest Pub.
I opted for an early dinner at the Melting Wok, which would have to be the nicest Indonesian Restaurant in ...
... base of the mountain. We arrived around 12:30am, met our guide and his sister, as well as the other chap that was doing the hike with us, and set off around 1:00am.
We all had head torches for the first leg of the hike and it was all uphill. The first bit was a nice climb up a well-maintained trail; a butt-buster but not too challenging. The last hour or so to the top was a lot of scrambling and ...
... up the hill to catch the sunset which we had a view of the Volcano – Mount (Gunung) Agung. Rob climbed this mountain 12 years ago, so we bi-passed it. But we are looking at climbing a different volcano while in Bali.
On Friday morning we left Amed and headed to Lovina. There are no shuttle buses from Amed, so we hired a Private taxi, with a nice driver named Kolum (unsure of spelling!). Rob and I commented that it was one ...
... Rays! Experience of a
lifetime swimming with those giant 3-6 feet wide creatures. The rest
of the snorkeling was amazing too. Our favorite spot was The Wall
where a cliff stands and as soon as you look into the water the cliff
continues underwater with bright colored coral and tropical fish
everywhere! In love with Lembongan. We practiced yoga a couple
times at a cute little place called The Yoga Shack which is exactly
like it sounds. ...
... against into the waves, a Russian girl started screaming, I was crying. Nils asked one of the guys who worked on the boat if we could turn around. He said there was no way, we would of flipped over so we had to continue to Bali for another 2 hours. I seriously thought our number was up! But thankfully after an hour and a half of hell, the sea finally started to calm down. The guys we had dinner with last night emailed us to say their boat ...