Travelling to Lombok
Apparently I was attacked last night by the Arak attack! HAHA It's goldeny liquid was so hard to resisit and I guess trees!! Too much Arak for me, but they are right not so much hung over as I am tired. I had a long night, me and mother nature.
Anyways today we leave from Padangbai to go to Lombok, it supposedly is a 3.5 hour ferry ride (I plan to nap).We're gonna check out a volcano - Sweet!!! I have always wanted to see one and now this is my second, I believe the volcano is named Mount Rinjani, it is the second highest volcanic peak in Indonesia (1) and part of the "Ring of Fire" (2). We are told it is still active, with the last eruptions happening in 1996.
Mount Rinjani is revered as a sacred place attracting foreigners and locals daily. The locals place offering in the waters to calm to mountain and it is said they also bathe in the natural hot springs for it's for healing purposes.
We never went up the volcano, its like a 3 day hike, but standing at the base makes you think how insignificant and tiny we are in this huge world.
There is this great waterfall at the base of the volcano that we could splash around in instead of climbing called Sendang Gile Waterfall, it is one of Lombok's biggest waterfalls about 600 meters above sea level. Providing crystal clear water for all the rice fields.
We all took a dip, it was refreshing. Oh gosh, I forgot to mention the floating palace we saw today!!! It was crazy, its called Bale Kambang, it was a royal palace belonging to the Balinese kingdom that ruled this island during the 1700's.
Everything here was so different and diverse. Their customs, beliefs and just general way of living is so different then ours, I will definitely be back here one day - if i leave?!?!