Sunday, April 11, 2010

I lost Shawn...

...but don't worry, he has been found! Yesterday, I was not feeling so swell so I decided to take a rest and watch my 62 cent movie while Shawn went for a walk. We were then going to meet up and go to the Tanah Lot temple. The Tanah Lot temple is a famous Hindu temple here because it is separated from land during high tide (during low tide you can walk across the sand to it) and it is home to a black and white part land/part sea snake that they call the holy snake. After my movie I waited for Shawn to come back. And I waited...and waited...and waited. 7.5 hours later, he still was ot back. I thought that I was going to have to get out my mini flashlight to go look for him. Then I was going to call the embassy to see if they could help me. Then I was going to have to call his mom to tell her that I lost him. Fortuntely, he returned....soaking wet, barefoot, and carrying a big stick. It turns out that he walked to the temple (40 kilometers away) without shoes on. To get there, he had to scale lava rocks, swim through murky rivers, and walk through small villages. To get back, he has to hitch a ride with some tourists then ride on the back of a local's scooter. So...Shawn got to see the famous temple, but we'll just have to settle for the pictures. I am just glad that he is back. It's a good thing too because we leave for Singapore tonight!


  1. WOW, that sounds like an awesome adventure that I would like to go on. Amanda would have most likely been freaking out (or celebrating...hmmmmm, which one). Glad to hear that Shawn made it back.

  2. I would have been like Amanda, freaking out! I am so glad Shawn was found. The temple looks very cool. Did you get to go inside Shawn? I'm glad you got pictures.

  3. The snake is pretty! I'm sad you missed the temple. I also would have been freaking out!
    Sounds like he had a crazy adventure! I bet you were sad to miss out.
    Whatever possessed him to do that?