Gede was the best thing that could've happened to us during that trip! His rates were very fair and he worked so hard to make sure we had the most enjoyable experience possible. If you're planning on making a trip to Bali, make sure to hire him!
From jungles to hidden beaches to temples to hot springs, Gede was ready to take us anywhere! One of my favorite experiences was the Ulu Watu temple, pictured above. This is a Hindu temple located atop gorgeous cliffs and it's filled with monkeys! At the entrance you can buy bananas, which the
monkeys will eagerly chow down on right in front of you. They are the most adorable little things ever and I really want a baby monkey.
At the temple we witnessed the Kecak dance, which uses only the sounds made by a large group of men while other characters perform a dance. No instruments or singing, just sound. The performance occurs in a stadium overlooking these stunning cliffs just as the bright sun sets into smoldering shades of orange, pink and yellow.
The thing I love most about traveling is learning about the different cultures around the world. There are so many things we take forgranted, especially in America. In Bali, they are undeniably the nicest people I've ever met and they ALWAYS have a smile on their face. Sellers will bug you to death and make a bargain that's hard to deny, but never once did they ask for something without giving you something in return. That really impressed me and I think it truly speaks to the amazing character of these people and their religion.
I know this will be a trip that I never forget and I'm so blessed to have had the privilege to take this vacation "