Waka Shorea Resort
Travel Blogs from West Bali National Park
Another long journey from Bromo. We arrived on Bali at night after a bus trip and a ferry trip that was just never ending. Gilimanuk is the first town as you arrive in Bali and we just decided to crash there for a night before continuing tomorrow. We were just too tired to appreciate anything. Once we found a room we went in search of some food. The locals here are very happy people and chatty.
... 6am, I hear birds chirping and other noises of creatures that I have no clue what they are...not sure if I want to know either... I dived twice and I must say, they have the most beautiful reef I have ever seen. I guess it makes a difference to be protected as a national park. The corals are stunning. They are not chipped or broken off like they are in southern Bali. And there is abundance of corals. Just ...
... from getting up so early to see the sunrise at mount Bromo, we had early dinner and enjoyed the sounds of our pillows. We organised ourselves a driver and guide (we took the lazy version and booked via the hotel) for our planned climb of volcano Ijen and went to bed early again because we had to wake up just after midnight. Driver and guide were waiting already and after driving for a bit over an hour we got to the parking area where the path to Ijen starts. We ...
... coloured igneous rocks. We photo the **** out of the place, the workers carry baskets of sulphur up down the mountain and pretty much everything that moves. The weather is holding out for us One worker passes us by and sells us a Sulphur turtle. There's millions of little items like this on display, and as you can imagine they're sculptures made of tightly compressed sulphur. We make sure it diesn't get placed next to the water bottles as they're streaming condensation ...
... The lumpy seats pocketed with cigarette burns exposed the cheap yellow foam beneath. I stared at the small holes to pass the time. The charred holes mini Bromo's I thought as I reflected on the last few days. Our next stop was an off the beaten path park called Balaran. The bus dropped us at the gate and the ranger arranged a couple of kids on motor bikes to drive us the last 15km over rough terrain into the park. This ...
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