Lombok to Bali
Yesterday I left Lombok and came to Bali. I took the public ferry, it took about 4 hours but I thought it was really neat I got to hang out with the locals, I thought it was rather fun. Once I got off the ferry I just took a cab to my hotel…which was actually a completely traditionally decorated inn, the Ina Inn. It was amazing and the little restaurant only prepared traditional meals. Coolest experience thus far…well as far as accommodation goes!
Today I went to Monkey Forest. So cool! The monkeys are long-tailed macaques and they are everywhere they come right up to you! And the temples, they represent sacred Balinese Hindu sites and are incredible. I spent the entire day exploring, and the people that are trying to preserve the forest are doing an amazing job. They are their telling people why it is so important to conserve the forest and what they can do whenever they visit a place of such beauty. I thought this was a great thing; it really made some people aware of how much even the littlest things can make a huge negative impact. And for such an amazing experience it cost a minimum donation of $1CAD. After such a long day I went for Jahe Wangi (ginger tea) and Ayam Kacang Bukittingga (peanut chicken), it was absolutely delicious.