I am finally back to writing blogs. At least for the moment. I traveled for a month after leaving Korea and have been home for a couple months now, but I've been busy not writing blogs. But I hope to get caught up soon!
I left off last time during my trip to Bali in October, which I'll continue now. It's very good that I keep a travel journal, otherwise these would be impossible.
For some reason, my pictures won't upload in order, which is annoying but I'll label them as needed.
After leaving Nusa Dua and the beaches, we headed to Ubud which is in the jungle. It was interesting to move from the beach area, which wasn't particularly wooded and then drive straight into the jungle and all that entails.
Bugs, lizards and monkeys, oh my!
We drove past Albert Einstein and a lizard.
We drove past some mansions.
A giant eyeball.
And a ton of temples. It was a gorgeous drive.
The picture to the left was the elaborately decorated elevator.
The hotel itself was quite beautiful.
The pathway to our room.
A close up of the elevator.
Why, Lauren, if it was so warm and wonderful would you decide to go inside?
Bugs were falling on me from above. From the trees. from the houses.
It was gross.
I went inside and glanced at my shoulder.
There was enormous earwig on my shoulder that was crawling rather quickly at my face. I flicked it off and thought I killed it.
Unfortunately, there was more than one or I was unsuccessful in my killing.
I know this because as we were laying down to sleep that night, an earwig decided to climb rapidly up the canopy and hide itself 10 feet above our heads, but make enough appearances that Hye Jin was unable to sleep, which meant I was unable to sleep.
By morning, I was quite exhausted and Hye Jin announced that the hotel was too natural for her tastes.
I personally felt that it was a beautiful hotel that I will definitely return to. The bugs and lizards gave it character.
My next blog I was write about the terrifying monkey temple we went to the next morning.
To be continued.