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Visiting in northern Bali: Singaraja, Gitgit and Jatiluwih

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Although we got smeared with Relec extra strong before going to sleep, that night the mosquitoes had also riddled us. While we had breakfast, we asked the owner if it could be done snorkel near. He told us that the fishermen took you into the sea a few hundred meters and there you could see some starfish and some fish, but nothing extraordinary. The truth is that it did not sell us very well, but still, we decided to try to at least be able to bathe in somewhat crystalline waters.

Breakfast was not included.

After breakfast, we talked to the fishermen who were there and agreed to a couple of hours of excursion. For 75,000 rupees per person they took us offshore and provided us with the material of snorkel. While we were sailing, little by little the brown water was transformed into crystalline water.

In search of crystal clear waters

Finally, I decided not to do snorkel because I had forgotten the lenses and without glasses I see nothing, so my partner threw himself into the water and I stayed with the boatman, and in those that the man begins to undress before my stunned look and when he stayed in underwear , also threw himself into the water.

At first, I did not understand the purpose of that play well, but when she began to put in the boat sea creatures I understood: if she cannot go to the sea, may the sea go to her. What the boatman did not count on was that I did not feel comfortable while he willingly damaged the ecosystem, so when he took out the second starfish, I asked him not to touch anything else, and returned the poor to his natural habitat Patricio who had remained stiff by my side, probably scared.

Patrick, nooooooooooo!

Since I was alone and it was warm, I decided to dive into the water and at least try how was that bathe in the Bali sea and the truth is that it was a great pleasure, crystal clear waters and nothing cold, even without glasses I sensed some little goldfish and everything. The bad thing was that after a while there was time and we saw a storm coming with very bad intentions, so we went back to the boat and returned to the hotel. Soon after arriving, it began to rain again.

We were there with nothing to do waiting for one o'clock to arrive, at which time we had met with the driver to come and get us and take us back to Ubud. The good thing was that the man showed up an hour earlier and so we could leave there at once. Singaraja was quite disappointing, the beach is not a place to bathe, the hotel was not what we expected and in bad weather the possible activities in the area were reduced to zero.

Gitgit Falls

For the return to Ubud, we decided to make only two stops along the way. The first, again at gitgit falls. When we got there it was not raining, but the sky threatened to do so, so we traveled the 800 meters between the parking lot and the waterfall as quickly as possible. Along the way you find a lot of souvenir shops, which did not stop surprising me because there really was hardly anyone visiting the waterfalls.

Gitgit Waterfall

The 40-meter waterfall is very spectacular and surrounded by lush nature. However, minutes before arriving there it started to rain a little, so we had to turn around quickly before it started to rain again, which he did a few seconds later and we had to take refuge in a souvenir shop with its owner As it did not stop raining, I ended up haggling with her for an incense. The trouble is that the technique of "if you don't lower the price, I'm leaving" didn't work because I knew I wasn't going with the one I was falling. Therefore, I ended up buying the incense for two dollars, more for the inconvenience caused than for something else.

Inhospitable washbasin

When he eased a little, we went back to the car and went to see one of the wonders of Bali: the rice paddies of Jatiluwih. Since I saw the picture, I really wanted to go. Jatiluwih It means "really wonderful" and you understand why they have been recognized by Unesco. Endless rice fields across an 18-kilometer road. You will see where you look, more rice fields were still appearing and the Beatles song "Strawberry fields forever" began to play in my head, but instead of strawberries I replaced it with rice. Ok, I know it doesn't rhyme the same, but it was what came to mind.

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