Travel Blogs from Lovina Beach
... hundreds of strangers getting involved. The cool temperature 1000m up the Mount Agung was a bonus and allowed us to enjoy the sight fully without melting in the heat. Sadly, our driver called Dola, pronounced like 'dollar' had a personality that rather well suited his name. From the very beginning he was trying to squeeze every extra bit of money out of us that he could. He tried to get us to pay all the parking costs and took ...
... visit learn to enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Riding along the white sandy beaches on my 'Life is Good' bike, buying fresh mango from a little lady on the roadside and snorkelling with turtles and feeding beautiful fish I realised how lucky I was to be experiencing this little piece of paradise and travelling the world. However, this feeling of luck all came crashing down during our journey back from Gili to Singapore. The journey began ...
There is another interesting aspect in looking south over to Nusa Penida from Amarta - over the beautiful 'Infinity Pool'.
see photo #1
and that is ... What is holding up infinity?
The answer is - nothing much but air it seems.
See photo #2
Along one side of the pool at ground level, there are mounds of black sand, small blocks of ?rock/lime? Not sure.
Anyway, each afternoon at very low tide a swam of ...
... toward the boat. Even though I just passed the Rescue course, doing it again with Alex whose body was considerably larger and whose dive equipment was significantly different made it VERY challenging. Lets just say I failed the rescue quite miserably. I definitely killed Alex today if he were a real unconscious diver :-( He kept sinking under water and I had a hard time keeping him afloat face up. Then, we were tested on towing a diver for ...
... 30,000 Rp.
Banjar Hot Springs: Warm springs to bathe in, has a high sulphur content so smells like rotten eggs. 3,000 Rp.
Banjar Buddhist Temple: A miniature version of Borobodur.
Lovina is definitely a place I would recommend..chilled out and quiet but also lots of things to do and see and there is live music every night from one of the bars on the main street. If diving, seeing dolphins or fishing is your thing then you'll love Lovina.