Saturday, November 06, 2010

Happy to be Alive! - PH

PhotoHunt theme : Alive



After taking this shot, I realised how close to death my hubby was. If he had slipped and fall, he would have slide all the way down the cliff. -_- 

 Passing through open farmlands

We were in Uluwatu, located on the southernmost tip of Bali. Renowned for its beautiful, famous temple.(Pura Uluwatu) which is perched on a steep cliff 70 metres above the ocean.

The temple is inhabited by a large number of monkeys who are extremely adept at snatching visitors' belonging. Keep a very close grip on all your belongings especially your spectacles and bag. 


Win's glasses were snatched and had to pay Rp10,000 to a local to get them back, but it was damaged  The monkey was induced to exchange it for some fruit. 


demanding terrain


Climbing up a rocky cliff


just to catch these scenic views.


It appears that the monkeys are trained. A local will appear immediately whenever a visitor's belonging is snatched by a monkey. You could get it back if you are willing to pay. :)





First Commenter -

34 comments:

  1. Oh, my, your husband was really close to the cliff!! beautiful scenery, though.
    Staying alive, staying alive, ah, ha ha ha
    Enjoy a lively weekend, cheers, my friend
    alive!

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  2. Wonderful choices for the theme. Love the story about the robber monkeys!

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  3. Breathtaking shots ECL! Those views can definitely make one feel alive :)

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  4. Thank goodness he's still alive... sometimes we cannot see the danger in the things we do. Perfect shots for the theme!

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  5. what a beautiful spot to thank God you're alive.

    happy weekend.

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  6. That looks like so much fun. Beautiful shots and the scenery is enough to make me feel alive.

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  7. These are terrific pictures, ECL, but your hubby looks like he's working way too hard :) Your pictures have warmed my soul on this cold and rainy Seattle night.

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  8. Wow! Treacherous landscape, but very beautiful photos!

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  9. I love the "action" shot of your hubby!:)
    Wow...those monkeys are rascals! I did see a documentary about them on PBS a few years ago.

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  10. http://cheer-upblogspotcom.blogspot.com/Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 12:16:00 PM GMT+8

    Dangerous but exciting & thrilling. Scenery is beautiful.

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  11. What a spectacular view! Your hubby is really brave climbing up the cliff.

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  12. wow, the cliffs are breathtaking! no wonder Bali is a great destination. but the trained monkeys sound sinister--do you have pay a bunch of bananas to get your stuff back?:p

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  13. sorry to hear about Win's glasses. seems like these monkeys are aggressive and dangerous.

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  14. i believe it's a local scam teaching them to steal and paying them to get your belongings back will only encourage the critters to steal more.

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  15. Hmmmm... the photos are lovely but the accompanying commentary is not making me want to visit Bali!!!!! Still, it seems that you and your husband had a good enough time there -- at least, you've got lots of photographic souvenirs of the place!

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  16. WEar...I would feel damn alive to if I can be where you are right now. :D

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  17. I also believe that the owner has trained his monkey to do the dirty trick. What a novel way to make money from tourists!

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  18. Never forget how wonderful it is to be alive

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  19. superb take on the theme and loved the monkey tricks!!

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  20. Your husband is brave. I would have been scared to climb that cliff. The area is indeed beautiful though. You captured some great shots.

    As for the monkeys? Yikes the little thieves. They have learned how to get treats though.

    Have a terrific day. :)

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  21. Oh my that is what I noticed immediately your hubby is too close to the cliff! Great shot and looks like you all had fun. Happy weeekend!
    PhotoHunt-Alive

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  22. Your hubby looks very adventurous....I love that first photo....it kind of looks like he has wings on him....yes it's so wonderful to be alive and to be able to experience all that life has to offer us!

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  23. Beautiful shots but the cliff looks awfully scary. He is a brave one :)

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  24. What a beautiful landscape ! Besides that I would love to see a temple full of monkeys, so far we only have the human breed here in our temples !
    Yes and your hubby looks very much alive !

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  25. What a beautiful place ... sometimes sadly it takes a photograph for us to appreciate just how wonderful our planet Earth really is. You are certainly in the midst of absolute beauty - your husband is a sport - I bet his heart was left pounding just a tad on this occasion though! The monkeys well they are true darlings aren't they and what they may be trained to do for a few small sweetmeats must be a lesson for us all, I think. It rather suggests that the carrot works far better than the stick!!

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  26. many dont feel alive until they teeter to the brink of death... everyday is a reason to celebrate life :) happy sunday!

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  27. Wow, you hubby is brave and cute! He must be really excited at that point of time :)


    Must be the really scenic view or the wine?

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  28. that sure was a dangerous jump XD

    The views are great, though I don't think I would want to rapel or climb such high walls

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  29. WOW! Nice scenery and that's so active of him.

    By the way, regarding your question in my blog, I have no idea what that creature is hehehe...

    Thanks for dropping by.

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  30. Love the photo of your hubby jumping. But oh my! Such precarious location! @.@

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  31. Oh man, that was really such a thrill to be able to do that! Fun, lovely and truly exciting place to be doing such a adreline rush-boosting activity! Kudos to your husband! :)

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