Damp Squibs and Broken ribs

Trip Start Feb 26, 2010
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Trip End Feb 26, 2011


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Dua Dara

Flag of Indonesia  , Bali,
Saturday, August 14, 2010

We woke and I could hardly move I think I must have cracked a rib or something, the positive thing though is we know that it is an injury you can't do anything with except rest it. Erica was sore all over her biceps and triceps and couldn’t move her arms at all. I think we had to give surfing a miss today maybe tomorrow hey!

We woke had a quick jaffle and fruit salad by the pool before kicking back and having a read and a gentle swim at the pool. A lovely way to relax the aches and pains. After a few hours we decided we had had enough sun for the day and went for a walk to try and plan our way to see the volcano’s of Java, get to achieve another of our aims in Indonesia Komodo (as in dragons) or get to the Gili Islands well the price to get to the volcano’s was 800,000 about 55 return just for transport and all we wanted to do there was climb a volcano and come back so that was out. Komodo was in the millions about 100 each excluding getting to see any Komodo dragons. The Gili Islands however were also 2,400,000 return 160. We did however start to set about the stall holders and the main negotiation commenced, it seemed most movement was in the Gili as the prices started to tumble using a mixture of lies, compassion and aggression we ended up agreeing to one of the guys down a back alleyway a price of 1,000,000 Rupiah or 60 for both of us return on the fast boat a huge saving from the published prices on the leaflets and the prices in guidebooks and websites. This saved about 12 hours and sleeping on the beach from what we had been told about the cheaper slow ferry. It is still a mortifying spend but it is heaving with Aussies here who have a lot more money and the boat is booked full everyday so we can only get on the 18th August.

We went for a cheap meal at a back street outdoor eatery (40p for spring rolls) while we used a local restaurants wifi (which we had acquired the password for) and maybe downloaded a few bits and bobs (Erica edit: We did download loads).  Anyway we acquired the series of Entourage that we had wanted and went back to watch a few episodes then grabbed a bite to eat at another local cheap eatery in the backstreets of Poppies 2.
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