Pondok Sari Beach Bungalow Resort & Spa
Travel Blogs from Pemuteran
LOCATION - Kuta Beach, Bali
TIME - Two short days
TOUR GOALS -
- Recover from Jakartan Airport!!
- See the sun set
... stores (for water, mostly), and no internet other than wi fi in some places (which is why my update was late). Anyways, our bus over to Pemuteran was a public bus, and became packed with chain smoking local fishermen. Funnily enough, Boo and I sat on opposite sides of the long back bench (with a couple of open spots between us), but new passengers decided to make improvised seats rather than sit between us. I guess we smelled pretty ...
... million more sculptures on display, lots of people smoking fags and lots of baskets resting. There's even a man city top deying out near a fire. Allegedly the workers huddle together in a tiny wooden shack at night to keep them warm. The electricity is provided via some cables held together with sellotape As we ascend up the last bit, it becomes clear that there was a forest fire 2 moths ago. Whole area is blackened and messy looking. With all the suplhur around it's almost ...
... up in the bagus homestay. Really nice rooms and very quiet, also very inexpensive.
Unfortunately the water didn't get any warmer and I skipped the second dive on Saturday - was just too cold. Riza was so nice to keep me company and we explored the area and went to a nice buddhist temple in Gilimanuk.
The drive back to Sanur along the coast was fabulous and I enjoyed the view to the ocean with the rice fields just in front.
Mon 23rd Sep - Today we parted ways with Rick and Tess again, they are off to Java and we plan on staying in Bali for the 2 weeks we have left. We moved to the NW coast of Bali to a place called Pemuteran. Its a small village very close to Bali's national park, Pulau Menjangan island. The national park has a reputation for excellent diving and snorkelling. We caught the local bus from Balian's main road, basically just stood waiting then stuck ...