Dare #5 – Completed – Monkey Business

by Dave on February 25, 2008 · 4 comments

Monkeys!

#6 – From Sara:

I have a good first dare for ya. After seeing your picture with the fluffy koala bear, and reading about the monkey forests full of gray monkeys in Bali, I’ve decided that your dare is the following:

I dare you to load your day pack with bananas and head into one of the monkey forests. (Sengeh, Jalan, Ubud?) Once there get the help of someone nice to hold your camera and take pictures. Then, quickly peel and hold two handfuls of bananas and extend your arms like a tree.

I’ll contribute a donation of 20$ for each monkey on your body in one single photograph. From what I read those monkeys can be fast so you have to be too! And very brave! I would think the more bananas you pack up, the better chance you have of attracting mucho monkeys, and therefor getting the very best and busy single shot I also suggest leaving a trail of nuts to your final photo spot as a pre-banana warm up, but that part is entirely up to you.

(Bananas and nuts should be sold at the entrance to the park.)

Good luck.

Reward: $20 per monkey on my body

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I've got a monkey on my head

Upon arrival at the monkey sanctuary in Ubud, I bought a bundle of mini-bananas to feed the monkeys. My driver/guide took the photos as I tried to lure my goal of 5 monkeys upon me for this dare. The best way to get them on you is to hold the bananas above your shoulders, however I found no more than one monkey would jump up at a time.

Monkey business

While I only managed one monkey, I’m grateful to Sara for suggesting I check out the sanctuary. It was a fun part of a 1/2 day trip to the area.

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4 Comments

Sara Kerns February 26, 2008 at 6:07 am

YAY! i was hoping to see alot more monkeys on your head but you look like you had fun and that was the point. Thanks for playing! I’ve been really inspired reading your blog these last few weeks. You seem to be meeting so many great people out there! Happy day Dave!

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Dave February 26, 2008 at 7:23 am

Yee-haw! :)

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Sara Kerns February 26, 2008 at 1:07 am

YAY! i was hoping to see alot more monkeys on your head but you look like you had fun and that was the point. Thanks for playing! I’ve been really inspired reading your blog these last few weeks. You seem to be meeting so many great people out there! Happy day Dave!

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Dave February 26, 2008 at 2:23 am

Yee-haw! :)

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