New two-month Indonesian visas in hand, we’re back in Bali and this time we’ve come up to the northeastern corner of the island to do more diving.
In contrast to the traffic-ridden mini-Los Angeles that has formed in the southern part of the island, little Tulamben is a breath of fresh air. (Literally.) And the trip over the beautifully terraced mountains to this little hideaway was icing on the cake. It feels like we are a million miles away.
Our comfy little hotel room has a beautiful ocean view from the front balcony and an incredible view of Mt. Agung, a rather intimidating volcano, out back. With air-conditioning, hot water, a canopy bed, and a beautiful little pool, at $23 a night, Mimpi Bali is quite a steal. And with the U.S.S. Liberty wreck just five minutes walk from our front door, what more could any dedicated divers ask for?
It turns out that there still are some bargains to be found in paradise.