Day Two at school and we’re still the only teachers to be seen! Looks like I’ll be able to get another post in:).
One of the names you’ll see again and again when you start doing research on Ubud is “Monkey Forest Road.” It’s one of the central points that makes a big loop through one of the more popular areas to stay in Ubud (where we stayed, as it were), and it’s true: at the very bottom of this loop there is indeed a Monkey Forest. Not just any Monkey Forest, mind you– a Sacred Monkey Forest. We walked by it on our first day, but waited until the following day to splash out and spend the 20,000Rupiah ($2) to actually enter the forest. For another 10,000Rupiah you can purchase bananas with which to spoil the little primates, who are much nicer than the ones Laura and Wayne encountered in Hampi. It’s actually quite a big place, with a temple and some intricate stairs leading down to a stream of allegedly holy water.