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and monkeys too!

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Thought I should update as G has been hogging the page!!

Today we went on a big tour of Lombok, we hired a private car & driver to take us to all the best spots. Our first stop was just at the side of a busy main road, the driver got out made a few clicky noises with his tongue and beeped his horn and all of a sudden monkeys started coming down from the trees and running across the road to see us, there were so many and lots of them had tiny babies hanging from them. They were very inquisitive!

The next stop was a traditional village which we had a little wander around, we saw more chickens and goats than villagers but did stop and have a quick chat with some of them.

Next it was onto the waterfall trek. We had to pay another guide for this part (our bargaining skills are improving with experience despite the fact there are price lists!) It took only about 15 mins to get to the first waterfall which was pretty but nothing amazing, then it was another 45 mins to the next one which involved lots of scrambling up and down narrow dirt tracks and tree roots and then picking our way across the wide, calf deep, fast flowing stream which was a lot harder than you would think due to lots of loose and slippy rocks on the river bed!
The water fall was lovely and a lot more impressive than the first one. G couldn't resist a dip and so he and the guide picked their way over more gushing water and slippy rocks to get there and go for a swim.

We have decided to stay another night in our little beach cottage as it is so nice (and we like the free internet we have hijacked!!!)


Posted by bumblebum 06:30 Archived in Indonesia Tagged round_the_world

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I really look forward to your blogs but then i read them and think 'shit, y am i still sitting in Hinchley Wood looking after all these children, when i should be doing something like you guys!!' It sounds like you are having a fab time. James is even reading the blogs - he has been to Candi Dasa.
Missing you loads. thought that i might phone you last night and then realised that you werent at home!
Enjoy, enjoy enjoy and keep sending them cause i really like knowing what you are both up too!
Love to both
Sarah xxxx

Awww would be nice to talk, maybe we can skype sometime?! Glad u r enjoying the blogs, hope all is well with u all, guess tom will starting school next week or at least having a home visit? Hope he loves it.
Speak soon and keep sending me your own updates xxx

by Sarah H

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