The last part of the trip will be spent catching the sunset in Tanah Lot but my guide said it was still too early to go there. After Taman Ayun, he instead took me to this spot where he said not many tourists know. Unfortunately, I forgot the name but it felt like I was in a different place. The vast blue ocean and the waves hammering the rocks makes the place so scenic. It felt like I was in Hawaii or somewhere similar. It's also good that not many people were there. I think there were only around 5 tourists when we left. There is also a sacred shrine which was closed at that time. When we got there, it was only me and my guide so we got a chance to really talk. I asked him about his family and he showed me the pic of his cute 5 yr old daughter. I asked if he also brings his wife to places like this since its very ideal for couples, but he said they are not fond of dates.They prefer to just stay at home or within their village. I was wondering how on earth they could ignore all these beautiful romantic places! But it dawned on me that as this is their home, the places I was so amazed of, most likely looks normal to them.
My guide picked me up early morning to catch the sunrise near Mt. Batur area. It was dark when we reached the mini ricefield. I was wondering why my guide brought me there as the place was nothing special. It's just a patch of rice field with a normal looking mountain in the background. It was also so cold! My guide forgot to tell me that it's icy cold during this time and I was in shorts! Lucky I had a shawl with me which can only do little to ease the cold. Well, its better than nothing. He also had the nerve to laugh at me while I was shivering waiting for the sunrise. Eventually, we went back to the van to wait for Mr. Sun... :)
I am a Filipina, formerly based in Singapore and is now living permanently in Melbourne. Yet, I am really a global citizen at heart. :)