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Climbing Gunung Batur, Bali’s Volcano

Listed under Volcanoes in Bali, Indonesia.

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I didn’t want to climb a volcano. One of my biggest fears is to be burnt alive by lava. Ever since watching Volcano with Anne Heche and Tommy Lee Jones, I have visions of slowly burning alive. The way that guy from Fargo did during the scene in the subway.

As a matter a fact, Dave and I had a huge fight the night before. I was blaming with him for wanting to climb Gunung Batur even though I had said that I wanted to as well. But I wouldn’t admit that I didn’t want to so I was just angry and he couldn’t understand why. We had come to Bali for many things however, and climbing a volcano was one of them, so I wasn’t about to admit that I was chickening out.

As it turns out, Gunung Batur is not a frightening lava flowing volcano at all. Yes, it is an active volcano, but you won’t see any lava fields flowing by as you walk up the trail and you won’t have to worry or fear that you may tumble into molten lava.

I really should have done my research before we climbed and I would have known this. Instead I lay awake all night fretting and waiting for our 2:00 am wake up call.

It seemed that I had just finally closed my eyes when our driver Anung, met us at our bungalow in Ubud. He lifted my spirits with his warm smile and breakfasts in hand. We hopped in the back seat of his shiny SUV and we drove in luxury eating our hard boiled eggs and fresh fruit.

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Written by  Dave and Deb.

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