Uluwatu Temple

Our last day in Bali was spent at Uluwatu Temple and shopping around Kuta Beach. Our flight didn’t take off until late in the evening, so we had an entire day to feel sad about leaving the beautiful island. 😦
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We spent some time in the morning reading by our pool and had a nice breakfast and small lunch at the bungalow restaurant. Dewa picked us up around noon and drove us to Uluwatu Temple.

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We saw quite a few monkeys around the temple grounds. Of course, this was my favorite part. Adam was a bit over the monkeys by now.

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Chunky poser.

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You can see the temple in the background on the edge of the cliff. The body of water is the Indian Ocean. ‘Ulu’ means ‘tip’ and ‘watu’ means ‘rock’ in Balinese.

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We had to wear a sarong to enter the temple grounds. Adam was overly thrilled.

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Another chunky monkey.

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It is believed that this temple protects Bali from evil spirits of the sea. I think the monkeys are the main protectors. Those guys are feisty! Dewa had to push me out of the way before one pounced on me. I screamed. Adam rolled his eyes and let out an annoyed sigh, then we left.

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I have no photos from our time walking the beach and shopping around Kuta, partly because I was over taking photos by this time and also because I had finally gotten Bali Belly (sick from eating adventurously). Lucky for me we had a whole night of flying ahead of us. Whoo! 😦 Fortunately, I didn’t get too sick on the plane.

Overall, our time in Bali was amazing. From climbing an active volcano to swimming under waterfalls, we had such an awesome adventure. It was sad knowing this was our last trip abroad before moving back to the states. These past two years in Korea have flown by and I feel like there is still so much of this side of the world we have yet to explore. Luckily we are moving a short drive away to some great Florida beaches, a few cruise ports, and a major airport (ATL) that has direct flights to many tropical islands. If Adam only knew all the trips I have been able to come up with in my mind… He would probably leave me in Korea. I’ll have to wait to bring them up once we get settled into our new home. ❀

xoxo Elaine

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