Today we explored the island of Lombok. We visited a few very interesting sites, got a feel for life on an island with such a diverse culture, and spent some time chilling on a beach. We set off after breakfast, and our buses took us up and over a hill swarming with monkeys. We continued to the religious site of Lingsar, a place where Hindus, Muslims, and Buddhists worship.

We headed to the south of the island and enjoyed visiting the traditional village of Sade Sasak. After a great welcome ceremony with booming drums and some mock fighting, we wandered narrow passages amongst the thatched houses. We enjoyed a great lunch and time to swim in both the ocean and a marvelous pool. Soon enough, we headed back to the ship for our Captain’s farewell party.