Today Jasmin and i were in Lovina in the north of bali. Lovina is known for its quiter and more peaceful area compared with the south of bali. We took the perama bus from Kuta to Lovina for 125k rupiah. When we took the bus back to Kuta, we just had to pay 100k rupiah. We think, we had to pay more for the first bus ride because of the little lunch, which was included. Our hostel, named bayu mantra, is a nice accommodation with a few double bungalows with open air bathrooms and which is close to the bus station and to the beach. But it was not possible to take a sunbathe there because of all the boats. And by the way, the beach was not that beautiful. But in Kalibukbuk, which is actually a part of Lovina, is the beach quiet nicer. Yesterday we went there at night watching the sunset and having some dinner.
Today we hired a driver for the whole day, who took us to all the most important sights around Lovina. The first place we stoped, was the Sing Sing waterfall. In the village there are numerous inhabitants, who can give you a guided tour, but you can also do it on your own. If you wanna hire a guide, you have to pay exra. After the waterfall, he took us to the Pura Ulun Danu Bratan Temple. This temple is next to the Bratan lake, thats why it’s also called water temple. It is so beautiful surrounded by this peaceful nature. Our next to last stop were the sacred hot springs, named Air Pansas in Banjar, which are set in the midst of the jungle in a beautifully landscaped tropical garden. The sulphuric water is of volcanic origin and has an agreeable warm temperature of 37 degrees celcius. Our last stop was the , the only Buddhist monastery in bali. For all the sights, you have to pay admission between 5k and 30k rupiah.