Making Plans and Fast Scooter Rides!
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Alright so what to do in Kuta? There are endless trips to take around
I walk down to a surf school and booked a two day lesson starting tomorrow. YAHOO!! I then spend the afternoon on the beach. No better place to be! I meet a fantastic Belgian named Laurent. He’s travelling for 18 months right across the world! Amazing! Laurent is heading south tonight to see the sunset over Uluwatu temple and asks me to join him. Heck yes! I wanted to see that temple and what better way to see it than with a new friend who isn’t afraid to drive a scooter! Laurent drives like a local! My god he whips us in and around the traffic with ease and then freaks me out with the high speeds we reach on the open road.
The temple setting is stunning! It sits high on a cliff overlooking the crashing ocean waves. The sun is starting to set as we arrive. Tourists flock to see the beauty of this place and to feed to eager and FAT wild monkeys. Be advised that these monkeys will take and eat anything they can grab from you. One monkey took the glasses right off of a kids face. Climbed right up him in a flash and stole them off his nose! Then ran up a tree and nibbled on them. These monkeys aren’t stupid, they know what’s coming. A local buys some treats from a vendor, peanuts I think, and tosses the bag up the tree to the monkey.
Laurent is an excellent photographer. He’s taking gorgeous photos of the monkeys, the sunset and the temple. I tour around on my own and find a beautiful place to look out to the ocean. Peace overwhelms me. I love it here.Laurent and I ride back in the pitch black to Kuta. We have no idea how to get home, whenever we’re lost we slow down and yell to the locals “Kuta?” they point in some direction and we keep going.