While in Ubud, it’s impossible to miss out the Monkey Forest. Okay, let’s say I’m not a big fan of monkeys, I don’t know why but they freak me out. But since it’s a must-do experience in Ubud, well, let’s go. I quickly understand why. The forest is a bloody enchanted forest! Giant trees, creepers falling from the sky, temples and statues… It’s hard not to fall in love with the place.
Clémentine and I just lie down on the grass, finally let alone, apart from the crowds, enjoying this quite amazing view over the lake. Clouds are playing hide and seek with the mountains, and I’m secretly wishing to stay here for a while, getting a sweet nap close to my dear friend.
But then I start to become disillusioned. As soon as a dolphin appears somewhere, over the 40 jukung (yes, there are as many as 40 jukung in the sea at that moment!) start to rush towards the mammals. It’s a race, almost a chase.
I have to admit that since I discovered the thrills of snorkelling on the Gilli islands, I feel like I could actually go snorkel every day for the rest of my life. We found out that Amed is a perfect spot to witness the underwater jewels, for its sea beds, are amongst the most beautiful ones in the world.
Well, that’s settled. When I’d be rich, I’d have a water palace. Yeah, baby.