Our first stop was Dreamland Beach. Since we had a car (the same tour guide who spoke Korean) we had to take this fancy shuttle bus down to the beach. And by fancy, I mean quite old and rickety on the inside. But, we didn't have to go very far.
The beach was beautiful! The water was so incredibly blue! The waves were quite a bit stronger than Kuta Beach, which caught me by surprise a couple times. By the time I left the beach, my pants were went up to my hips. There is picture evidence showing how that happened.
This is me on most vacations: Taking pictures of beautiful places!
It was a very hot day, but a perfect time to take pictures.
Because your friend will see the waves coming and get the perfect picture of you being caught by surprise.
Our next stop was Padang beach.
There were monkeys, which made it much more treacherous than expected! More on that later.
As we approached the walk down to the beach, the girl in front of us and I noticed that the people coming up were breathing really hard. We both agreed that due to their breathing, it would be a long way down. Luckily, it wasn't too bad and those people were apparently just out of shape. The walk down was down a very narrow staircase.