Thursday, September 08, 2005


Originally uploaded by Trapped In A Suit.
I got up early one morning, and took a 5 hour tour of South Bali with one of many Mades on a tour of South Bali, taking in the Uluwatu temple and Nusa Dua on the dry and relatively sparsely inhabited Bukit Peninsula, and then to Sanur. We averaged between 40 km and 60 km per hour, my first real taste of the slow rate of progress available when you hire a driver these days.

A driver for an 8 hour day without much bargaining seems to be about 250,000 Rp. (a bit over A$30) and parking 1,000 Rp.

Few people visit Uluwatu in the morning; it is a place to watch the sunset. They have created an amphitheatre of sorts out of concrete and planks and hold the monkey dance (kecak) there of an evening. Going there is a somewhat underwhelming experience, at least early in the morning. It would be kindof cool to stumble across it, but it does not quite make it as a destination for a multi-hour drive. Going there for dance at sunset seems like a much better idea, but it wasn't an option for me.


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