On March 20 we arrived on the island of Lombok and stayed in Senggigi. To save some money, we decided to book a home stay which basically means we stay with a family. And for 15USD a night, why not, right? We figured nothing could be worse than the Funk House!
|Courtyard of Ressa Homestay|
|Not a bad room for 15USD|
|Latest model of the flush-o-matic 5000 - with non slip footpads for those tough squats!|
After getting settled in, we walk around the surrounding area to get our bearings.
|Look how big Paul is next to the horse carriage|
Our host at Ressa Homestay mentioned a temple near the beach that we should see called Batu Bolong. He said that there is a rock underneath the temple that has a natural hole which is what gives the temple its name -- batu bolong literally means "rock with hole." So on March 21, we went looking for it. There is no fee to enter the temples but donations are recommended.
|Before entering Batu Bolong|
|Instead of a sarong, we had to wear these traditional sashes - let the Kumite begin!|
|Panoramic view of the Bali Sea|
|Batu Bolong literally means "rock with hole"|
|View of Gunung (Mount) Agung|
|Entering the temple|
|Close up of statue|
|Our heads are blocking Gunung Agung|
|It's sad to see all the trash washed up on the beach|
|In front of the "rock with hole"|
After taking pictures at Batu Bolong, we had to find a bemo (taxi) to town. Our host had said not to pay over 3,000 Rupiahs per person so when we saw a bemo, we asked how much for a ride to town...they said 10,000 Rupiahs! We weren't going to pay that much so said, "no thank you" which prompted them to say, "OK, how much?" We said 5,000 - which they agreed to.
|Inside the bemo - I love the look that the little girl is giving Paul|
|Paul paying for our ride|
We spent the rest of the day walking around town and exploring. We found Senggigi Beach and a hotel where we were able to watch the sunset.
|Boats galore along Senggigi Beach|
|I wanted to get my feet wet in the Bali Sea|
|We sat at the bar to avoid the afternoon thunderstorm|
|And stayed long enough to watch this beautiful sunset|
|Local kids walking along the beach|