Of dancing monkeys and grilled fish.
Kecak show at Pura Luhur Ulawatu in Bali, Indonesia.
Bali is expensive. Not compared to the US, I suppose. But in comparison to everywhere I’ve been over the past four months. Maybe I’ve been spoiled by traveling 12 hours for $4 in India. Or spending $3.50 for rooms in Thailand. Or eating dinner for $1.
So it’s kind of hard now to be spending $15 on a room. Or $10 on a meal. And the only way to really see anything I might want to see, or to get anywhere, really, is to hire a car and driver.
It adds up. A lot.
Luckily I happened to be in Sanur at the same time as Lisa, who I knew from her blog and from Twitter. We met up and then ended up sharing a day trip to Ulawatu and Jimbaran. Since the drivers charge per car, not per person, having two people automatically cuts your costs.
We started the trip with a stop at a random temple…
And then headed towards Pura Luhur Ulawatu, one of Bali’s most holiest temples. And what I mean by “holiest” is “monkey infested.”
After dodging monkeys we caught the Kecak show, a traditional fire and dance show based on a chanting chorus of men.
After the show our driver took us to Jimbaran, a stretch of beach famous for their fresh (and overpriced) seafood dinners.
So, yeah. Bali is going to kill my bank account…