when monkeys attack!

pheww have the past two days been chock full’o’adventure. and it goes a lil something like this..

day 2: being as i went to bed at 8pm , i woke up at 6:30- if you know me at all (and if you dont why are you reading my blog cuckoo) i dont do mornings. but i got up, we had a lovely breakfast and was at a beach in seminayak by 10. came home and pierre, our new best friend and frenchman we’ve adopted as a tour guide, met us at the house. took us to an indo-german restaraunt, yes it was as weird as it sounds, but tasty none the less. on the way there however we saw a scooter crash, the girl was ok, but i was totally freaked out. took a cab home from the restaraunt we rented a car. sounds like its going to hurt the ol travel bank account right? nope! we got it for 180,00 rupiah ( or roughly $18 a day) the car gives us a lot more freedom to take day trips so we headed to a beach called Dreamland! (sorry its sideways)

it was filled with surfers and the water was crystal.i thought to myself “someone pinch me, i must be dreaming”. and then i thought “god i hope no one pinches me because i will get really red and im already battling sun burn.

once the sun started going down we headed to a temple (will get back with the name) to watch the sunset incredible! set on top of the cliff the view was spectacular. the temple itself was filled with sacred monkeys. precious right? wrong! hely decided to feed a monkey and he crawled up in her lap for a nice little snuggle. then slapped the shit out of her! inside i was freaking out, but she wasnt so i decided to play it cool. after the scooter incident i didnt want to be the two panic attack a day traveler.

pierre took us away from the temple and the tourists to the further part of the cliff with the most beaufitul sunset.

then…… the grandaddy of monkeys jumps on pierres back and bites him! hes bleeding we are on a cliff so we run away, two little minkeys each have one of jillians flip flops. hely throws her last bites of banana at them to distract and jillians grabs the flip flops. now we are on a cliff, pierre has a hole in his back, hely is being followed by one monkey, im screaming because im in a grey cardigan and look like a monkey- which in my rational mind thought that would make me more likely to be attacked. a monkey is grabbing at jillians water so she throws it down, he opens the bottle and chugs it (this moment alone would make any non evolution believer take a second look). long story short, we made it out alive. but i will never look at curious george the same. and a chill will go down my spine everytime i see ben and jerry’s chunky monkey– but i will still eat it. lets be reasonable.

from there, another incredible meal on the beach ( i could get used to this).

at midnight, pierre, hely, and i went to denpasar airport to pick up erika- my good friend and roomate from college. she was expecting to take a taxi to the house but instead found me, her personal chauffeur.

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One Response to “when monkeys attack!”

  1. Ashleigh Says:

    How did I miss the tattoo comment- you got a tattoo? I am so jealous of your trip! Wish I was there instead of in my khaki and tan speckled, tackily decorated cubical!!! Oh, the whoas of being a square 🙂 Love you

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