One of the things we wanted to do this time round that we didn't before, was hike mount batur and see the sunrise. Now everything inline and the workers at the hostel said that you have to go with a guide and pay for a guide.. Now we know from our other hikes and from what people have said about this hike, is that it's just one path up, one path down.. And soo many people doing it that you just follow them. Well when we got to the top where we had to park the bike.. We were confronted with a load of locals saying we had to pay, it was illegal if we didn't take a guide.. The started getting really aggressive and trying to push us into the hut to make us pay 350,000 (£22).. I left jord and danny and went around and asked a few westerners if they'd paid and if we could just walk it.. They said you should be fine.. So I went back and said to Jord and Danny and said lets go, it's a scare tactic to make us pay, let's go! But we were makes men, they were filling us around everywhere and they knew our scooters, soo after they all yelled at us to leave.. We found a little dirt track, drove through a load of trees, parked the bikes and headed in the general direction of the mountain. Well within 5 minutes, we saw a load of torches flashing in front of us and we knew we had found the track.! As we slowly crept to the path trying not to make too much noise on the leafs.. Someone shon a torch on us and shouted 'hey! You pay tour guide' so we replied 'yeah, we're going our own route' picked up the pace and kept walking! We found the next group and tagged along on the back of them.. Until they had a break at the next stop.. And tagged along with another group leaving. This happened about 6/7 times until we got to the top. Well I was pretty exhausted by the time I reached the top. And as the sun came up and you could see further than the end of your torch, you started to realise how highly you actually were, 1700m high.. And you could see a massive lake.. Actually an old crater from a volcano that has filled with water. The sunrise was pretty cool, as it didn't come up over the adjacent mountain, but one from Lombok, the next major island across, which I hadn't even noticed until the sun started to come over it. On the way down we started to get a little nervous that one, the bikes not be there when we got back.. And two the the tour guys might have them and try and make us pay to get them back.. For way more than the tour guide would've cost!.. Well we peeled off from the group we were tagging along with and head off into the bush where we left the bikes... And luckily they were still there! We were soo happy! A free trip up the mountain. Happy days!