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The Local Pool and Temple and Tirtaganga Royal Pools

First night drive expedition

sunny 28 °C

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The temple and pool were 5 minutes away from the Water palace so we got there quickly .. as usual you get charged 1000 ruphias to park your car in the street… we then had to make our way through the rice fields and arrived at the pool…

As Georges predicted we were the only tourists there and everyone was washing hair and body in the pool with soap … They were very welcoming and we practised the little Balinese we knew and I felt bad as their English was actually quite good… We stayed there for about 30 minutes and we then said goodbye to the friendly locals and made our way to Tirtagangha to see the Royal Pools.

We must have got there for 5 and it was getting late but the place is magical .. with enormous pools with huge fishes floating steps circuit in one of the pool… And also 2 pools for swimming where both locals and tourist come to relax.. The water is fresh from the mountain and even though it is quite cold when you get in … once in it is actually very nice…

We met a nice French girl who was on a year travel too and who was doing a great way by working in farms and then travelling … Constance had gone to Nepal and then had been travelling through Indonesia for a while .. she was heading to Argentina Peru Ecuador and Colombia just like we will ..

We left the pool when it was quite dark and I was a little worried about driving in the night as the signage even though apparently improved really not as good as in good old England… But we made it back safely after having to ask at least 20 times .. it would have been the worst nighmare of a man that would 

Posted by ealonso 21:51 Archived in Indonesia Tagged bali tirtaganga royalpools

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