Oct 29, 2009
Dec 24, 2009
Plus $15 for the motorcycle ride.
I'm back at the hotel by 10:30 or so and spend the morning in bed reading. In the early afternoon, I'm feeling much better and head out to a local salon for a shave (it's been a week) and a haircut.
I'm feeling good enough to attend the Balinese feast that night, despite doctor's orders of no cold liquids or spicy foods.
Next morning one of my fellow travelers and I head out to the gorgeous Brahma Vihara Arama temple, which is featured on the back of the 50,000 rupiah note.
In all my foreign travels, I've never been sick enough to have to see a doctor, so my experience in Lovina would be a first. Our guide had contacted a local guide who had a motorcycle. I met him at dinner the night of our arrival, and he told me he'd pick me up around 8:30 the next morning at the hotel. After a thirty minute ride on the back of a motorcycle, I make it to the doctor's office, which looks like a home office. She lets me in right away (no wait like in America) and does all the standard ENT stuff: otoscope, laryngoscope, feeling my lymph nodes. She tells me I have a throat infection and gives me ear drops, a gargle, pain pills, anti-coughing pills, and antibiotics. All medication is delivered on site--no need to make a separate trip to the pharmacy. Total bill for doctor's appointment and five different medications: $60.