Friday 30 March 2018

Bali (Day 4): Nusa Penida & Nusa Lembongan

My initial plan for the day was to leave early to the neighboring island, Nusa Lembongan. Thanks to Made's unconditional hospitality, I decided to explored the rest of Nusa Penida. With Made's help, I was introduced to his friend (I forgot his name, OMG!), who then introduced me to my first ojek experience! Riding pillion, we headed to Atuh Beach which was both my guide (surprising, I know!) and my first! 



This beach is top of my To-Go list and I almost didn't make it on my maiden trip to Nusa Penida. Just so you know, Atuh Beach is known for their coral beds which protrudes in the evening when the tide is low. I didn't get the opportunity to see the corals but enjoyed the view tremendously!

Thanks to my guide's master manoeuvre across the gravel road and plenty of locals who guided us there, we made it to Atuh Beach safely. I was super excited until I saw the stairway leading down. More stairs, fantastic! I huffed and puffed my way down (and later up) while my dearest friend did it with zero effort. I'm so envious of his stamina!

Our destination next is the Tree House, an Instagram-famous spot to snap photos. Unfortunately, in order to do so, you'll need to hike down the slope. It won't take long but by then I'm too tired for any more hiking up and down so I threw in the towel... Fast forward to lunchtime, I was introduced to Warung Makan Bora Segara, a warung overlooking the sea.

 Ikan nyat nyat, recommended by Made.

Sanghyang Bay, Nusa Lembongan

After plenty of needed rest, it was finally time to head to my next destination, Nusa Lembongan. By the time I checked into my new stay, Suba Deluxe Room, the sun was close to setting. So off I went to the nearest restaurant I can find, settling for Sanghyang Bay so I can watch the sunset. This place is super pricey! True to my host's tips, the nearer a warung is to the beach, the pricier it is.

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That morning, Made was supposed to be showing me around. However, he had to attend to a group of guests who has arrived that morning. We chatted for a bit before leaving to our respective destinations.

"About 70% tourists have changed their plans (coming to Bali because of the imminent volcanic eruption)", Made said.

I intercepted, "Yeah, that friend of mine is part of the statistics"

*Laughers broke*

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