Gitgit Waterfall and Lake Bratan
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People i met here who contributed to, and improved my trip: Julia (Russia)
Back on our trusty motorbike and we were heading north into the mountains, via Singaraja, on the quest to find a waterfall and a temple amongst the mist. The majority of the road heading upwards, could only be tackled in 1st or 2nd gear because it was so steep. After a tough ride up, made harder by having to weave in and out of slow moving lorries, we eventually made it to the assault course of hawkers that lined the path to the falls. Battling our way past the never ending 'mister mister, only $1' people - the ones who when you say 'ok', refuse to sell you their products at $1 - we finally made it to the peace and quiet and natural beauty of Git Git waterfall. We spent 10 minutes admiring the falls, but it was actually pretty cold due to the altitude, so we decided against a dip and settled for some photos!
Another 30 minutes on the motorbike was required to make it to the summit of the mountain, where Lake Bratan is situated.
It was already late afternoon and our next destination of Tulamben was a long way away (supposedly 4 hours), so it was back on the bike and down the stupidly steep hill to Singaraja.