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We booked ourselves on a boat from Lembongan to Nusa penida the next morning on spot booking (we did not need to do advance booking) and waited till our speed boat arrived. On arriving at the port at Nusa Penida it was very easy to hire a bike (for some reason the bike rentals are very trusting :| ) Anyway riding a 2 wheeler motor bike to get to the tourist points by yourself is very tricky, the roads are so bad and there is no signage we had to use GPS!! ANYWAY back to those bad roads; we had a fall on one of the roads and we happened to be the 4th biker that had a fall on that same stretch, luckily we were not as badly injured as the others so we managed to proceed with caution and very slowly towards our destination as the roads just kept getting worse in condition!! :( Unless you are staying overnight on Nusa Penida ensure you make it back to the ferry port on time for the last boat (we made it just in time with 2 minutes to spare) - Best option hire a local biker to ride you or hire a car.
Everybody in my life I met love travelling..but is it easy? What does a traveller means.. to live lavishly? Or to spend lot of money in some expensive tourist destination?.. What's the use when u don't get the lessons in travelling?.. So be it.. next time you travel, travel like a traveller not like a tourist.. this story will not be so fascinating for people but for a person like me who travelled to different country for the first time, it is.Travelling alone in a country for the first time is not easy. It's a bit scary. Unknown people different food and culture, rules and regulations and wat not.. I travelled to Bali this year in April. I was in Nusa islands. It's not that I was not enjoying my trip but the fact that I was afraid of talking to people made me more conservative. It was time for snorkeling at Ceningan island and when I reached there I saw a beautiful girl sitting on a chair. Little did I know that we will be spending next few hours as the most memorable hours in the trip. I don't know how to swim and that made my day. In a country where u don't know people and moreover afraid and conservative to talk.. there came a girl who did a very kind thing of holding my hand and dragging my fear away .. she helped me see thru the water and wat I saw was a beautiful Buddha temple that sank under the water.. Camila.. Camila is her name. A stranger in a different county who showed me that kindness still exist and it does not cost a penny. It was because of her kindness I cld enjoy the snorkelling session. It was her kindness to cheer me  up by clicking pictures and telling  me don't feel alone and conservative ..It was my turn to respond to the kindness. I requested her to have a lunch with me. And then we actually became friends. The girl from Chile is my first international Friend made in Indonesia. Kudos to the kindness which made believe that goodness still exist in this world.. That was the #ActofKindness which helped me enjoy few hours of my first international trip. And that's her picture. Camila.. A stranger who became a friend.. and we still are in contact.. Gracias Amigo !!! #actofkindness
If there is paradise on earth it is the Nusa Penida islands. The place where me and nature were as one single existence. A 200 sq km island which is situated south of Bali, Nusa Penida has so many views and it was very hard to pick a favourite amongst them.I got to Nusa Penida by boat from Sanur harbour, it's a 30 minute boat ride which involves tossing around to its prime. At Nusa Penida there are many ways to manoeuvre around like renting a bike or you can always opt for a pre booked day tour which will show you around all the places. Odds are that in Nusa Penida there will be a price hike from Bali as rightly they get all their supplies from the island, no vegetables are grown here and most of their produce comes from Bali, bargain to a happy medium always as everybody wants to make a deal there. My tour was pre booked by Ithaka, a Mumbai based team which helped me sort out the places I should be visiting while I was on my trip. They were my travel assistants and, they were spot on with their recommendations to me during my stay. I owe my Nusa Penida experience to them. However, the roads here are unstable, they are treacherous and dangerous. Getting from one place to another takes double the time and if you are unlucky the road might pop a few tyres. I visited Angels Billabong beach, Broken Beach, Crystal Bay beach and the famous Kelingkling beach.Turquoise blue water I had never seen before the whole experience was ridiculously speechless. Waves on the beaches of Angels Billabong, Broken Beach and Kelingking beach are not kind, mother nature is absolutely beautiful here but with a bad temper. The waves can pull you back into the ocean with ease, and never to be found again. the beaches here are not for novice swimmers. The natural infinity pool at Angels Billabong was closed for us as the waves were getting massive and more dangerous. The Kelingking beach is a replica of a dinosaur shape, one of the most breath taking views. The hike to go down to the Kelingking beach is not easy, you have to pay a price which is cardio of a high level. Also, dangerous as your feet will be on unstable ground which is very steep and with a short railing on either side. the safety at this beach for the hike is reliant on bamboo sticks. Personally i did this hike and of course the view from the beach was surely worth it but i strongly recommend you to consider your physical body before opting for the hike cause you can always enjoy the view from the top. For scuba divers and snorkelers I would recommend the waters of Crystal Bay as here the waves are calmer and suitable for swimmers. At Nusa Penida you will not find any fancy restaurants and cafes like Bali, plenty of warungs(restaurants) are located near the various view points and beaches. Gutted to have limited time on the island but i heard and i read online that Atuh beach and the famous beach bungalow of Rumah Pohon are also beautiful with amazing views. Ideally one should live in Nusa Penida for at least one night and visit all the beaches and viewpoints, However if you are short on time like me the day tours are always fun. It's a date with nature, its special and at some spots you must just stop taking pictures or talking to your group members or guide and just witness the sounds of nature, the waves splashing the hard waves, the sound of the wind, its magical! Very happy to have visited this place and humbled by my many experiences here, Nusa Penida is a definite recommendation if you are in Bali. Also, if you are headed to Bali do get in touch with Ithaka as their team is warm and helpful to all your needs and their tours are decently priced compared to what you might be offered in Bali.
Nusa PenidaFinally, I was at Nusa Penida. Very easily this place was my cherry on the cake. The most favorite part of my trip.From Seminyak we went to Sanur harbor via ferry ride. Our booking got canceled a day before but fortunately we managed to get s spot later on (Phew!). From Sanur to Nusa Penida is a path of twist and turns through rocky mountains topped by bumpy rides. For those who experience motion sickness, do carry some candies along. It's a bit uneasy feeling as you go.We visited Angel Billingbong,Broken Beach,Kelingking Beach and Crystal Bay.Nusa Penida has so many amazing views making it hard to choose the best. But I liked the cliffs in the shape of a Tyrannosaurus Rex at Kelingking Beach.Blue ocean is the view in front of the cliff, very clear and clean beach.White sands mix with deep blue and turquoise water definitely makes it a perfect combination.You can even go down to the sandy beach at this place,but we were on a tight schedule we did not go all the way down.Cost:It will cost you around 2500 Rs per person, which includes food,drink,transfer within Island and fast boat.
Unfortunately the tour just covered the sight seeing without having a stop over :(
After exploring bali it was time to explore the most beautiful island of bali ... *Nusa Penida*.Booked "crown fast boat" prior to my arrival in bali. It costed me 4,50,000IDR for round trip including pick and drop from my hotel in Nusa Penida. The fast boat took only 30 minutes from sanur to reach nusa penida.
Sanur has great options too , you can walk around the broadway along the beach and watch pretty sunsets. Here we stayed at the Lotus pond hotel at 900 rs per night. Also did a day tour to Pandawa beach. Highly recommended.We headed to Munduk , North Bali from here. This was the most amazing find of ours, here in Bali. The roads were so scenic and the fogged mountains were a delight. This showed us a very different part of Bali. We visited the lake temple, two lake point, and Temblingan lake here. Golden valley waterfall at Eco cafe was amazing. We stayed at the wonderful Taman Ayu homestay with a view at 1000 Inr per night.
Day 5: Island hopping Nusa Penida. Chartered a fast boat for Rs. 1, 500 (round trip including pick up and drop)Visited Kelingking beach, Broken Beach, Angel’s Billabong, Crystal Bay An afternoon spent with viewing this creature. Manta Rays are mostly seen in the morning, we were lucky enough to see them on a sunny day afternoon from a cliff top right at Broken Beach/Pasih Uug, Nusa Penida island.
JUNE: skip Java, go straight down to Bali at Nusa Penida Unveiling the wonders of the small islands of Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan, and Nusa Penida, off the eastern coast ofBali, the Nusa Penida Festival will be held on 2nd to 5th June 2014. Presented by the Regency of Klungkung through its Tourism and Culture Office, the festival will be centered at the Nusa Lembongan Island and will involve all the villages of the district. Scheduled to be held for four consecutive days, the festival will feature all the distinct cultural attractions and handicrafts of the islands which are rarely presented to public. Among these are the art of Sanghyang Gerodog which is an authentic performance of Nusa Lembongan. The art of Sanghyang Gerodog was thought to have been lost for over 32 years before it was revived about two years ago. Sanghyang Gerodog was originally performed for a full month period featuring 100 types of Sanghyang including Sanghyang dedari, Sanghyang Penyalin, and more. The video below showcase one of the use of the Sanghyang Gerodog ritual to heal ailment in human bodies and nature. From mid June to mid July, the best place to be is in Jakarta. June 22nd is the official birthday of this capitol city, and the governor prepared plenty of culture events and activities around. From the Betawi Art festival, Jakarnaval, Jakarta Culinary festival, including Jakarta Great Sale.