Day 33 / Ubud and Nusa Lembongan, Bali

Day 33

We have a long day planned for today, visiting a lot of local attractions and then taking a bus and speed boat to Nusa Lembongan.

Our first stop was the Tegenungan waterfall, the views were wonderful! I didn’t like the fact that you have to buy a ticket again if you wish to go to the top of the waterfall, but that is Bali for you, charging for everything…

After the waterfalls we popped in to a coffee plantation, where we saw how they traditionally make coffee, saw some little luwak as well and learned about how they process their poopoo to make the expensive coffee. Also, the first time I saw a cocoa fruit, blown away, it actually tastes nice, like lychee!

This is the cocoa fruit!

Our next stop was the Elephant Cave, Goa Gajah temple. Worth a visit!

We didn’t stop there and proceeded to Pura Tirta Empul, a water temple, where we had the chance to bathe in the holy springs. I feel like a new man!

Before getting back to our home stay, we also stopped at the Tegalalang Rice terraces, it is not in season, however, so it was not that green, still gorgeous, though.

Back at our home stay, the minibus was supposed to turn up at 2.30pm, however we waited until 3.30pm, which is fine, but around 3pm I asked our host if we should be getting worried and he asked me “why, you wanna go what time?”. I was like, hey, we already paid you and you said 2.30pm… haha I was so confused, did he actually forget, even though we spoke about it many times today and yesterday… he then said just wait, hats what we did.

The speedboat to Nusa Lembongan was quite uneventful, we were so happy to see the sea again, missed it a bit.

Our little wooden hut is in Nusa Ceningan, however, and you can not go to this island on a car, so our hotel has kindly picked us up from a small passenger bridge that connects the islands with a couple of scooters.

We had dinner at the hotel, decent food and amazing views, we will have a lot of fun here!

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