Gosh… I can’t believe after blogging so much I’m still on the topic of Bali… I hope you’re not bored with the pictures already. For those who emailed me regarding your trip there… try to plan it for Feb to Oct so that you’ll stay clear of the rainy season.
I know that climbing Mount Batur may not be everyone’s cup of tea… but it doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the beauty of God’s creation. Most tourists find that in their short stay at Bali… they don’t have the time or energy to go volcano climbing so they’ll get the driver to take them to the restaurant with the volcano view!
Having your lunch with stunning views like these makes life worth living! It makes me feel blessed to be able to enjoy such sights and to be fit enough to conquer the summit.
Food here is reasonable and very yummy! And I had the driver and apprentice guide to entertain me with their nonsense. Paying for your guides meals are not necessary… they’ll normally take you there and wait for you to finish. But as with all my trips to Bali… I always invite (sometimes force) my guide to dine with me and I’ll pay for their meals. It’s so heartbreaking to be eating good food with meat and fish everyday when the locals have only rice and vegetables to eat. Chicken or fish is a luxury that they have only on occasion.
I was there pretty early for lunch so we left the joint just about the time the crowd started to trickle in. There are several restaurants in the area with this view… it seems that the last few times I went it was all different restaurants. But the view is just as beautiful.