Trip Start Dec 03, 2005
52Trip End Jun 20, 2006
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Ubud is the cultural centre of Bali.
Saw a gamelan dance show (traditional dancing based on stories from the Hindu scriptures), with a very trance-like music (repetitious phrases played on an orchestra of something like xylophones) - to my ears, and I'm sure to anyone else's who knows the musician Terry Riley, it was like his Rainbow in Curved Air "Unplugged" !
I walked to an area near the centre of town called the monkey forest sanctuary
Motorbiked around, looking at one of their volcanoes, some relief rock carvings, excavated temples and cave temples.
Went to Nusa Lembongon island off the SE tip of Bali for what turned out to be some excellent diving. Met a couple who were from England, both very experienced divers, who made for very good company both under the water and on the shore.
Unfortunately going over a pothole on the motorbike caused me to break the screen on my camera, so although it could still take pics, I had no editing or quality control, and much less ability to adjust for underwater shots. I will try to post the best of the bunch here over coming week. Beginning to think that I was never meant to own this model of camera !