Dec 11, 2015

Bali Excursion - 2015 Dec 11

"The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience." - Eleanor Roosevelt

We hired a private driver for the day (10 hour trip) to explore the attractions near the middle of Bali.

First stop was a massive waterfall and my favorite of the day. Splashed around in the water, but didn't go under the fall, worried a log would come down and smash me on the head.

Next we drove into an ancient volcano crater for lunch and pictures. Crazy steep and narrow roads leading to the middle of the crater.

Then near the bottom, next to a giant lake, was a natural hot springs, heated by the still active volcano. We bathed here for an hour or so, very relaxing.

On the way back we stopped at a coffee plantation and enjoyed samples of all their coffee and tea. Neither Anna or I would try the coffee that is digested by this fox-like animal and then brewed.

And last stop was in Ubud, at a huge wild monkey park. The monkeys were somewhat tame and would jump on your sholders if they thought you had a banana. Ubud is the town were Elizabeth Gilbert found inspiration for her book Eat Pray Love.