Inland Tour

Hired a driver today to tour some surrounding areas including some temples, rice fields, and Batur lake. Two words: tourist trap. At times I felt we were at the Baja border crossing coming into the states being peddled some plastic Jesus. But instead of a plastic Jesus it was a surrong, banana, or some manufactured wood carving.

Most of the stops were at temples. These were religious Hindu sites. The scenery was pleasant in some of the areas. Steps of rice paddies decorated steep hillsides. And at the bottom of the valley are colorful decorative buildings and large baskets of fruit offerings.

We had lunch overlooking Batur lake and accompaning volcano. The lunch was ok at best and we joined the multinational tourist brigade at the 4th stop on the days itinerary. Get me outta here.

While our driver gets lost for a bit, we see locals harvesting rice in open fields. Now it feels like a vacation. Arriving in Sanur, our hotel is a bit of an upgrade, we even have AC! We head back to Sanur for our first of two final cert dives. (

Tomorrow we get out in the water. Can't wait!

-- Post From My iPhone


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