July 2017
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  • Day7

    Wild Monkeys at Mount Batur

    July 31, 2017 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Wild Monkeys at Mount Batur
    活火山上的野猴子

    Monkeys would jump onto your shoulders if you kneel down. They are not as aggressive as those in Ubud Monkey Forest.

    只要你蹲低低,野猴子可能就自動跳到你的肩膀上,如果有朋友在身旁,猴子可能又從你肩上跳到朋友的肩上。一開始猴子在我肩上時會有些緊張,後來就覺得挺好玩的,只是被猴子在身上跳著站著,外套髒兮兮的,都是泥土。

  • Day7

    Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking

    July 31, 2017 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    登上 Batur 活火山頂

    Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking is one of the most popular tours.

    In order to witness the spectacular sunrise, I had to get up and set off really early at 2:00am on July 31, the last day of my Bali Trip.

    I arrived at the starting point at 3:30am where the altitude is 1,000km. Mount Batur is still an active volcano. The climbing path is difficult to walk on, not only because it is paved with lots of volcanic stones but also it's very steep.

    It took me 2 hours plus to reach the peak at 1,717km above the sea level. I almost wanted to give up a few times during the whole up-climbing. Tough & intensive!

    When I arrived at the highest point, it really felt like I was on top of the world. A great number of tourists were excitedly waiting for the sunrise under the dark starry sky.

    At 6:30am the sun finally rose and everyone was so amazed at the view! Being at the peak of the mountain, I was surrounded by splendid views of the sunrise and the neighboring Mount Abang hovering above the clouds.

    I spent another two hours plus going down. It was easier but it's still quite a challenge because the path is black-sand filled and quite slippery and steep. It could be killing some people's knees.

    Trekking at Mount Batur is such a unique and unforgettable experience for me.

    火山頂上被美景包圍是需要付出代價的!

    半夜兩點出發,三點三十來到登山的起點處。登山客的人數甚多,應該有上百位以上。

    上山的路全是大大小小不規則的火山岩石,踩在腳下甚是不易,坡度又非常陡,好幾次真的想放棄呀。

    艱鉅的攀爬了兩個多小時,終於來到最頂峰,緯度1717公里。暗夜星空下來自不同國家的旅客都在屏息等候日出的那一瞬間。終於,六點三十分左右,所有的人都忍不住的驚叫,這般的美景竟然就在自己的眼前,好近好近。

    下山的路也不是「我以為的」會容易些,下山路走的全是滿滿的火山黑砂,非常的滑,每踏一步都要格外小心,尤其是這樣的陡坡。對膝蓋不好的人會更是艱難。

    上山時的難度強度讓我汗流浹背,連新買的帶帽夾克都是濕答答的,而等待日出的那段時間卻又冷的不停發抖。儘管辛苦,能夠親眼見證到它的美景,除了是這一次峇厘島旅遊中相當難得又難忘的經驗以外,也是最完美的結束方式。
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  • Day6

    Ubud Monkey Forest

    July 30, 2017 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Ubud Monkey Forest

    *** 賣票的🐒***

    This nature reserve is home to over 600 wild monkeys. Tourists like to visit this forest to get close to the moneys and have pictures taken.

    Be sure not to leave any food in sight! Monkeys could hop onto your shoulder grabbing or stealing food or bottles from your hands or improperly zipped backpack.

    與高雄壽山步道類似,有這許多愛吃鬼附身的猴子🐒。雖然稱為森林,其實範圍不大,不用半小時就走完畢了。峇厘島沒有什麼大森林,所以在烏布能擁有這麼一塊天然的森林,人民是相當保護與珍惜的。
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  • Day6

    Tegenungan Waterfall in Ubud

    July 30, 2017 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Tegenungan Waterfall in Ubud - an attraction for domestic or foreign tourists

    Tegenungan waterfall is popular for its green rocky surroundings and heavy water flow. To get to this waterfall, you have to go down 172 stairs!! Believe me, it's not easy, especially when you need to climb back up another 172 stairs!

    此瀑布深受當地人與旅客的喜愛,除了瀑布水量不小之外,也因為瀑布週遭是一大片的綠樹與岩石,讓人看起來就很舒服。

    但是為了近距離看瀑布,腿部就真的很辛苦!下去瀑布下方處,要走172個階梯,這裡的階梯或許適合身高170以上的人,因為一階的高度滿高的,而且還得再爬172個高階回上方停車場。(大太陽下更是辛苦,但拍照就美麗的多。)

    年紀大真的是有差。腿部肌肉需要再鍛鍊鍛鍊。
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  • Day6

    Annual Bali Kite Festival at Sanur

    July 30, 2017 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Annual Bali Kite Festival at Sanur

    I don't quite remember when my last kiting was. I was so lucky to visit Bali at the right windy season for their ancient tradition event.

    This even is a religious festival. The intention is to send messages to Hindu Gods hoping for harvests.

    Traditional giant kites are flown by teams from villages. I was amazed to see so many people carrying a kite together as well as a kite that was so big that it needed to be transported by truck.

    Watching these kites flying in the sky and believing messages are delivered to Gods must bring Bali people peace, comforts and hopes.

    傳統的風箏祭是峇里島人民用風箏傳達訊息給神明的方式,主要是祈福能夠豐收。

    村落裡的年輕人會組成一個個的團體,團體人數從十幾人到八十幾人的都有,端看他們自己製作的風箏有多巨大,需要多少人來扛著跑。

    從沒想像過自己會親眼見識這樣的盛事,這樣大的風箏賽事,真的很幸運,尤其是知道這風箏祭背後傳統文化的意義之後,看著在高空中飛翔的風箏,似乎感受也跟著不同了。
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  • Day5

    Zema Healing

    July 29, 2017 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    I just had a 90-minute foot massage at Zema Healing. I knew it cost 100,000 Rupiahs and I paid by credit card. I gave my therapist Noah 20,000 Rupiahs as tip. Then I left the shop.

    My bank app on the phone sent me a notification for this expense. It showed NT$ 239. I knew it was cheap... but not this cheap!!!

    I really feel embarrassed to pay only NT$ 239 for the 90-minute massage! I should have tipped him more.

    認真搜尋之後,決定到這家按摩店做按摩,Trip Adviser 上旅客給他們的評價算不錯。今天照舊只選擇了腳底按摩,時間90分鐘。

    我雖知費用是100,000盧比,但是沒換算成加幣或台幣時,不是很清楚價值。我用信用卡付費,再給按摩師20,000盧比的現金當小費,接著便離開了。

    走回飯店途中,手機裡銀行的App傳來刷卡消費的訊息,ㄧ看.... 我的媽呀!怎麼才台幣239元! 第一次覺得消費的這麼不好意思,人家辛苦按摩我的腳90分鐘,我就給239,我的羞愧幾乎讓我很想回頭再多給一點...。我真的太幸福了,要惜福呀。
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