temples everywhere in bali.
rice fields everywhere, too. in that last photo, the thick green grass looking stuff is the rice, ready for harvest. the grains of rice are in those stalks somewhere.
the monkey forest is just that, a monkey forest sanctuary. don't worry, we didn't touch any of the monkeys and few approached us. it was really neat to see so many monkeys at once. i especially like to see monkeys groom each other because... humans do it too, just not as obviously.
things to remember:
food is cheap because it's local (this was my discovery). rice, seafood, fruits, vegis. maybe this is why i am so drawn to living on a tropical island. i want to grow all my own food.
someday i will grow my own rice.
laundry. we had 6 kilos (about 13 pounds) of laundry done-washed, pressed and folded- for about $3.50. i felt like i was on that ikea commercial when that lady leaves the store really fast before people catch her- because she got such a good deal. it's almost criminal how cheap.
laundry shops on every corner
massage on every corner. "you want massage?" we may or may not have gotten $5, 1 hour, full body massages.
circle ks and mini marts on almost every corner.
exit tax in indonesia is almost as much as the visa on arrival. boo.
indonesian rupiah is about 8,400 to $1. we felt like millionaires at the atm. (because we were. in rupiah.)