After arriving from Singapore we were met by the hotel shuttle and getting in to our tired yet charming hotel we met my parents and friend from Australia by the pool. After the usual catch up dinner was had before a short yet triumphant drink at the local gay bars. Triumphant as it has not broken out run of non sober nights on this trip.
Woke early. Private tour up to the hills of Ubud. The the terraced rice patties. To the endless villages mastering some form of artisan activity: silversmith, wood carving, painting, weaving.
Winding our way to the foot of the volcano. To eat at an open restraint looking out over the valley of eruption scared landscape, the glistening lake at the base.
Buffet lunch filling all out bellies we wound down the mountain to the monkey forest, feeding the cheeky daring beasts with bananas as they snatched them and gobbled them down. Then again to the lowlands.
A 9 hour round trip saw us tired little travelers. A small nap before dinner and another night on the town.
A struggle to rise.
Departing for airport at 1045. Flight 1250 to KL.