Puri Wirata Dive Resort and Spa Amed
Travel Blogs from Amed
Moving On – Tale of the Clueless Taxi
After leaving the sunny shores of Legian on the west coast, we headed all the way across the island to Amed on the east coast. Getting to Amed (or more precisely Bunutan) was quite an amusing affair - the taxi driver we had hired didn’t really have a clue where he was going, so after a …
A four hour drive slowly took us away from the lush interior, past the ubiquitous temples and with the changing views of the volcano to the drier, poorer side of Bali. Here we found dusty river beds, small villages and lots of salt-drying frames. Here the beaches are mainly black from volcanic residue but the sea is clear and the traditional …
It's a tough life all this travelling....no, okay it's not tough but it does present a few challenges. The one I find most difficult is that you don't have anything you have to do; no commitments to plan around.Your only real constraint, other than obviously money, is the month in each country that your visa allows you. How do you decide what to do? There are so many sights the books say you 'must see', so many tours to things you 'can't miss', other travellers who've been places ...
... with great stories to tell and are a font of useful information about where to eat, drink, stay, snorkel or anything else you could want on the island and beyond.
The dive course itself was more intense than I had imagined, nothing is as easy as it looks. The first pool session was hilarious as I banged into the wall several times on the laps around the pool, trying to keep level and failing miserably. One of the most challenging skills is getting your buoyancy ...
... es ist aber etwas mehr los als auf Gili Meno.
Von Ubud geht's mit dem Bus erst mal nach Padang Bai, von dort steigen wir in ein Schnellboot um, das uns zu den Gilis bringt.
Neben mir sitzt Andrea, ein Italiener der für Bayer in China arbeitet. Wir unterhalten uns angeregt, er arbeitet in der Materialforschung im Bereich Kunststoffe. Wir verabschieden uns da ich in Gili Air aussteige und er nach Trawangan weiterfährt.
Ich steige im Biba ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet