INDONESIA PT. 4: The Bukit peninsula
after Ubud we were craving to get back to the sea. after stopping for some of the best ice cream in the world (dragon fruit & raspberry sorbet, yaaas) we headed towards Uluwatu to see the praised beaches and waves.
and they were worth it. we could easily sit for hours, just watching waves crash and surfers riding. the scene was especially magical at sunset, when we would sit on top of Suluban beach, at the Single Fin bar & restaurant, & enjoy a cold drink while watching the calming ocean.
the roads and streets were buzzing more on this side of Bali than Ubud. and compared The Gilis and Lombok, it was like night and day. there were too many tourists, too many people and not enough green tropics. but the beaches were like none we had seen before.
the entire coastline is filled with cliffs and rocks, that may be painful for the incompetent surfer but amazingly beautiful for the eye. we got up early in the morning, when it was still low tide, and walked in the caves that are cut off by the sea later during the day.
our trip was slowly reaching it’s end. after driving around the Bukit peninsula for a couple of days we headed back to Ubud and then to Malang on Java island. It was one of those places where there is literally nothing to do, so in the evening we walked by the local night market, ate some fantastic nasi goreng and our last kolak pisang, got a massage and headed back to our hotel. the next morning we flew to Jakarta, and then to Amsterdam. but that’s a whole other love story.