Can't we just fly??
08.08.2012 30 °C
Today we were travelling from Gili Meno to Bali and I was nervous about the boat ride. I had read and heard from people that the waters between the islands can be very rough and the boat ride can be awful... a mild way of saying seasick and puking. We had flown to get here for that reason and it was actually cheaper to fly than to take the boat. (Don't you just love SE Asia). Anyway, now that they had moved the airport on us I did have to agree that it would be quicker to take the boat even if we were broke. (I was out voted) And so the morning came and I took my gravel and prepared for two hours of sloshing about. I was told by our new friend Robert that on some boats you can't sit up top while on other designs you could. The boat coming for us would be one to sit below in. So without sunscreen or a hat, I prepared myself for the underside. When the boat beached on our beach, they actually did have some girls sitting up top so I opted for that. Crossing over, it was quite rough but it was a beautiful sunny day and so not stormy. We all got soaked up top (like when someone throws pail after pail of water on you in a water fight soaked) but I think it was better than being down below. I changed in the washroom when we got to Bali and we took a taxi to the town of Ubud. We left Cameron and Pete at the Jetty as they were going on to Sanur.
Ubud was very busy with traffic crawling all the way to Monkey Forest Road. We'd heard the name from Pete so decided it sounded like a cool road to stay on. "Taxi, take us to Monkey Forest Road Please!" The other couple that they had squished into the back of the minivan with us said the same thing. We found a nice hotel and had dinner at a beautiful garden type restaurant.