This past weekend, we headed up to Tulamben which is a city located on the eastern coast of Bali approx. 3-4 hours away from my current location (Kuta). The city (is it still called a city if it’s only 5 blocks long?) is famous for its spectacular diving and snorkeling due to the USS Liberty shipwreck just off its coast. We headed out early Saturday morning to beat the heat and hit the Eastern coastal road which took us directly to Tulamben. Our entire 4 hour drive was lined with breath-taking scenery – rolling rice paddies and terraces, the greenest greens you’ll ever see, Mt. Agung looming in the background, lush hills and forests, villages and temples and the sparkling blue sea. I highly recommend this trip (and road) to everybody – you will not be disappointed. Although you might want to consider doing the drive in a car as opposed to a motorbike – my bum was definitely numb by the time we reached our destination!
Here’s a few photos I snapped from the back of the bike during our drive. I took a bunch of videos as well but need to edit them before I can post.
Along the way, we stopped at Pura Goa Lawah – the bat cave temple. It’s literally a temple that has been built around a bat cave. If you look closely in the last photo, you can see the little blood suckers. And, did you notice the bat symbol over one of the doors? Holy Batman