Bali Trip "Sun, Sea and Surf!" - Day 4: Hiking at Gunung Batur
The first glimpse of sunrise
Dawn break - Hau tries to slim his face by sucking in his cheek!! x_X
We were waiting and waiting for a perfect sunrise but the fog came instead...The sun just couldn't shine through the fog... our guide asked us to climb to the second peak on the left to gain a better view... and we all said "No!"
Group pic with Nyoman, our driver - I love Leo's San Francisco fleece sweater, it kept me so warm in the freezing dawn...
The money we paid for the climb was inclusive of breakfast - coffee, bread, hard-boiled eggs and banana! There was a small hut at the top with kitchen, but no toilet! Guess what Nicholas left at the top... @_@
A picture's worth a thousand words! See how slippery it was?? Hau almost fell... but no...
I fell!!!!! And cried like a baby somemore... ;-(
I was going down on my own, with my guide already far in front, when my right knee suddenly gave way (already weak from falling too much while skiing in the States), causing my left knee to crash on the sharp rocks! So painful!! ;-(~~~~~
One more for the camera! I think I took this before my fall...
Can you believe we climbed all the way up there? To where the dense fog is centered...
That's Gunung Agung and Lake Batur.
OK, enough adventure for the day. We went back to the hotel and zzz for a while... then woke up to go for the famous IBU OKA BABI GULING in Ubud town!!!
Four of us ordered all the 1, 2, 3, 4 food choices
Hau looking at his Babi Guling
Nic posing for the camera with his Babi Guling
Last but not least, me and my very own Babi Guling...! ^__^
Large piece of Babi Guling (before cut and served...)
OK to tell the truth it wasn't that fantastic after all... I think our 烧乳猪 is a much better version of this... even yesterday's Bebek Bengil roast pork ribs beat this!!
4 Ipoh-yan... I can't believe I've known 2 of these guys for almost 10 years now!!
After we had our swine fill, we crossed the road to the Ubud Palace just opposite. Entrance is F.O.C. What I can say of the Ubud Palace is, the king must have been really frugal way back then...!! Now, the Palace also doubles as a hotel.
Sacred idols are wrapped with sarong
Uncle, say cheese!!
One of the nice sculptures in Ubud Palace - 同甘共苦?
Next stop, shopping at Ubud Market! This is where I bought most of my souvenirs. Next trip, I'll come back for paintings and sculptures!!
Aunty blessing the stalls...
These were the beds on which we did our massage...
While getting my manicure done I was chit-chatting with the 2 masseurs, a girl and a guy (the guy seemed rather effeminate).