Next dive destination, Bali
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We arrived late at night into Denpasar, and since we picked a resort on the other side of the island, we still had a 3 hour shuttle ride to get there. It really is not that far in distance, but there are no highways or even roads bigger than two lanes. It was basically driving 100 kilometers of narrow city streets. And the streets are quite crowded, filled with unimaginable numbers of small scooter type motorbikes carrying huge loads of cargo, or two, three and even four flip-flop clad people on one bike, darting in and out of traffic. Not something I would want to attempt. It seemed like total chaos and a lot of people with a death wish. But after watching this for some time, it becomes apparent that there is a method to the madness. Unlike back home, everyone works together in sort of a motorized dance. When someone directly cuts in front of another driver, this is expected and the driver slows and lets them in.
The resort was quite a nice peaceful place. It is located in Tulamben, far away from the crowded fast pace of the west side. Being the low season there was only a few other guests and once again we had the place to ourselves. It was a prime location for diving which is why I picked it. A few of the top dive spots on
The Balinese people are very nice and polite. The whole place exudes and warmness and really makes you feel relaxed to be there. It was difficult to leave; we could have easily stayed the rest of the week there.