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2019 OCTOBER 03 to 04, INDONESIA, Pemuteran Beach, Java

Java road trip day 1 and 2.

sunny 27 °C
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THURSDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2019 DAY 104

So today we are leaving the island and my friend Wayan (who Dolly and I met here in Bali last year) is taking us on a 7 day tour to his home island of Java. I have left the itinerary totally in his hands. We will be all travelling altogether in a minivan and Wayan is organizing the accomodation, tours and has the task of finding us places to eat.

A very early start today as we left the beautiful relaxing Nusa Lembongan to start our JAVA TOUR. Wayan and our driver was waiting to collect us at the port when we arrived.
As we were the first boat trip of the day, there was a lovely lady who put offerings on the boats motors for morning blessing.

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We headed north up into the hills, driving up the middle of the island of Bali to the northern coast. Lots of monkeys on the side of the road who did not seem to be scared of man or machine.

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We stopped for lunch at a place overlooking the lakes, it was a bit chilly up there and we all opted for BAKSO - a kind of soup for lunch. Very tasty, as well as the coffee and lemon tea, which warmed us all up.

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After 4 hours travel we reached the north coast and our stop for tonight. We are staying @ Doubleyou Homestay in Pemuteran Beach. Lovely rooms with outdoor shower room. And the pool was set in a beautiful garden. Lucky the temperature at sea level was much warmer and we all had a swim in the lovely hotel pool.

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We crossed the busy road and headed to the beach to watch an amazing sunset. There was some kind of festival on at the beach and there were lots of locals out eating and enjoying the entertainment. We found an assortment of food outlets that managed to satisfy all of us.

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FRIDAY 4TH OCTOBER 2019 DAY 105

This morning we went snorkeling off Menjangan Island. The sun was out and the water was just amazing and we saw lots and lots and lots of colourful fish.

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We stopped at 2 different locations, and had lunch in between.

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After lunch we had another snorkeling stop.

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And now some really good underwater pic our guide took with Dolly's underwater camera.

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After our snorkeling trip return to the beach, Wayan was waiting there for us to take off straight away. We drove the short distance to the nearby port to wait for a motor vehicle ferry that would carry us from the island of Bali to the island of Java. We had a short wait and then the crossing took about an hour, plus we had to wait our turn to berth on the Java side.

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Once on Java we drove straight to our accomodation for the night as it was already late afternoon. Tonight we stayed in bungalows @ Mirah Hotel and after a full day out we all took time out to have a relax before dinner. I found the hotel pool and went for a swim.

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We walked just a short distance up the street and found an restaurant with outdoor seating to have dinner. Wayan had to act as interpreter as the restaurant staff did not speak English. I'm proud of the Bali Seven as none of them complained about the location of our eating establishment. Some of our party have not travelled very much and especially not in Asia so I was a little worried they might be a bit fussy about where we eat. But everyone seemed happy with tonight's (and last night's choices).

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Posted by Cindy Bruin 12:57 Archived in Indonesia Tagged beach java island pemuteran menjangan Comments (0)

2019 SEPT 30 to OCT 02 INDONESIA, Bali, Lembongan Island

Island paradise day 3 & 4 & 5

sunny 30 °C
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MONDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 2019 DAY 101

Lazy day by the beautiful pool of our hotel.

We went out only to eat.

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TUESDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2019 DAY 102

Today we did a day trip to Nusa Penida, the bigger island right next to this one.

We were picked up and transferred to boat near the mangroves. Speed boated across to Penida Island where we bumped around the unkept roads to a couple of lovely sights.

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KELINGKING BEACH - spectacular from above, none of us fancied the climb down or back up.

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Lunch stop before we head to the beach.

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CRYSTAL BAY BEACH - another lovely spot, but a bit rough for us all to go for a swim. I braved the cool water but had to watch for the strong pull out to sea. Punters on the beach opted for a nap in the shade with the sound of the waves hitting the beach.

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We returned to Nusa Lembongan and walked down the street for cocktails, then dinner.

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WEDNESDAY 2ND OCTOBER 2019 DAY 103

After a lazy morning we took a taxi to the Yellow Bridge that joins Nusa Ceningan to Nusa Lembongan.

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We found a nice place to have lunch - OCEAN BROTHERS HOTEL & RESTAURANT that let us use the pool also. It was a very relaxing day and we stayed there watching the sunset. Just on dark we walked back across the Yellow Bridge and ate in a very local place, then struggled to get a taxi back to hotel.

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Posted by Cindy Bruin 14:12 Archived in Indonesia Tagged island lembongan Comments (0)

2019 SEPTEMBER 28 to 30 INDONESIA, Bali, Lembongan Island

Island paradise day 1 & 2

sunny 27 °C
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SATURDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 2019 DAY 99

Moving day today, we checked out of the Grand Kumala Hotel in Legian and were transferred to Sanur Harbour to catch a fast boat to Lembongan Island.

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We watched as everyone's luggage was carried down the beach to the waters edge and deposited on our boat. Then it was our turn to wade into knee deep water and climb in the back of the boat.

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Boat journey was less than an hour, then we waited for our luggage to be unloaded then were transferred to our accommodation. Transfer to our accomodation was included in the ticket for the ferry. The Cozy Villas will be our home for the next 5 nights, and first impressions were good. Great pool, and our villas are great too.

We ventured just to the closest warung for an early dinner as we did not have any lunch. Think we all gunna like this island stay.

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SUNDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2019 DAY 100

We spent the morning lazing in and around the pool. Testing our snorkel masks and underwater camera and generally doing nothing. Wonderful.

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Starting to get hungry we walked down towards the beach to see what we could find.

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DREAM BEACH & DEVIL'S TEAR BAY

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We stopped for a late lunch which turned out to be even later as we waited almost an hour for our food.

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Then had to rush home for a quick swim before our 5pm pick up to return to Dream Beach for cocktail happy hour to watch the sunset. Happy hour cocktails were 2 for price of 1 @ IDR100,000 .

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We got the free transport back to our accommodation and returned to the place next door for dinner again.

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Posted by Cindy Bruin 13:42 Archived in Indonesia Tagged island devils lembongan tear Comments (0)

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