and monkeys too!
27.08.2009 35 °C
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!!!)