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