Departures (2008–…): Season 3, Episode 14 - Indonesia: Ring of fire - full transcript

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(recorder rolling)

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- This is the Pacific ring of fire

and arguably one of the most volatile

and active volcanic regions on earth.

With tsunamis earthquakes, volcanoes,

this land is always changing.

But you have some of the
most beautiful islands

in the world.

That's the whole thing
about the South Pacific.

You never know what you're gonna get.



(gentle music)

Every step of this world trip
has taken us further away

from home, to places we
never expected to see.

Two years ago, I would
never have understood

how much this journey would change me.

(gentle music)

This is why we travel.

This is the reason that we're out here.

(plane engine revving)

(upbeat music)

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- We're headed South East up

into the Highlands of East Java.

We're getting close to
Mount Bromo right now.



I'm stoked to be back in Southeast Asia.

Every time we come here,
we get a unique experience.

Despite all of the
differences that we're having.

There is a bit of a similarity
I'm starting to notice

with Southeast Asia and
that's unique vehicles.

When we got to Thailand, we
had the great (indistinct) car.

When we got to Cambodia, we
had the Purple People Eater

with the yellow wheels and everything.

And now we're stuck inside "Sexy."

(upbeat music)

- Wow look at the odds,
all the little, subtle,

look at this.

Boom!

Look at this, here, thrust bars and stuff.

Main call up top here, I think.

It's a stripper pole right
here, dance around it.

Woo woo, couldn't get more official

than what it is right now.

(car engine revving)

(gentle music)

- We've got to cross
this flat desert plain

in order to camp out at the
base of Mount Bromo tonight.

And that'll be your first.

- I know, it's located volcano, right?

(gentle music)

There's always health
risks that are involved

with staying near volcanoes

which you two guys have found out.

As at right now I'm not
going anywhere near it

until someone says it's okay to do it.

(gentle music)

- Like with most places we're better off

in the hands of locals.

So, here in Indonesia, we're going around

with a local named, Oka.

- They don't like Sexy
in this national park.

- They don't like Sexy at all.

They really don't like Sexy.

- I guess it's not allowed, no
outside vehicles are allowed

inside the park area kind of thing.

- Only the tribe and their
own horse and their own

(car engine revving)

(upbeat music)

- All right, it touches in there.

- Wow.

(soft music)

- Pretty quiet. So quiet, so peaceful.

- So they still use this temple, today?

- [Oka] Yeah.

- They come here to pray for a protection?

- Yeah, for protection from the Bromo

and then they use it as a
central place to have a meeting,

to prepare for the whole ceremony.

- Do you think it's acceptable,
it's okay for us to be here.

- Yeah, we got permission from the Chief

and let us stay around the mountain.

So, give us a chance to explore.

- And these guys here,
these guys on horses,

are they just local people?

- [Oka] Yeah no, they're
local, they're Tenger people.

- They're not guards or something cool.

- [Oka] No no no.

(laughing)

(gentle music)

- Being able to come here is one thing,

but just to be able to sleep
here in front of the temple,

we are really, really privileged

and we're really, really lucky

that Oka has these connections here.

Oka has actually arranged to
be able to go inside the temple

with the chief of the tribe
who worships the volcano here.

(speaks in foreign language)

How are you, Scott.

- Yeah.

(speaks in foreign language)

- Okay. Please tell him,
thank you for allowing us

to put our tents up and allowing
us to stay here tonight.

It's gonna be great.

- Yeah, yeah.

- They are Hindu Tenger.

One of the last Hindu survive in Java

but they pray for Bromo in
Brahma, the God of fire.

- So, it's almost like a,
like a regional version

of Hinduism because their
God of fire is not Brahma.

- They ask for the mighty
Brahma to give peace

not just for here, for the world.

- Is he scared of living underneath this?

(speaks foreign language)

- Not at all.

They don't fear.

Basically, Brahma is the God of creation.

The mountain create a lot of things.

But to be able to create something,

sometimes something has to be gone.

Without fire, we can't create anything.

- At first, I wasn't sure
if it was safe to be here,

but being here for a while, it's like

like this volcano just gives
us a kind of calming feeling.

We can just kind of like,
come at peace with it.

(gentle music)

It just looks like this
volcano is just making clouds.

As it comes up,

it just looks like all
these clouds behind me.

Just chilling right now,
watching the clouds partly.

How they do that.

(soft music)

- We've camped a lot of times,

but it's so easy to just be like,

"Ah, I don't wanna drag up a tent,

I don't wanna look for a place to stay,

I don't wanna do this,
I don't wanna do that."

But I can't remember one time
over the last three years

where I regretted camping.

As soon as the sun comes
up, it just wakes you up.

It's like this natural process.

And then you get views like this.

We're gonna get up to the top with Oka

and just have a walk around
the lip of the volcano itself.

Hopefully we can get
everybody up and ready

before the sun gets too high

before this moody fog
burns off the valley.

I know he wasn't too
keen on coming to the top

of the volcano.

In Papua, new Guinea, he
made that pretty clear,

but I'm hoping

that Justin will actually
come with us this time.

- I still to this day,
don't regret any of that.

You just gotta make sure
that when you do something,

it's because you want to do it,

and you're not forced to do it.

- Shaking like a leaf.

Cold night for you, wasn't it?

- Really cold. Super breeze.

Just like just a minute ago,
Oka was saying, he's like,

"Oh yeah, you know the people around here,

they don't have those
things in their houses."

What's the word for it?

A heater.

It didn't reach here.

They have no idea what
the word for heater is.

'Cause they never have to use one.

You know what's good for heating up?

Walking, hiking.

- Let's go.

(soft music)

- For me it was comfortable going up.

We kind of watching the clouds

and see where they're
blowing and then blowing away

from us the whole time.

When there's no wind at all,
that's when it's kind of scary

because it can go blow in any direction.

(gentle music)

- This pathway here almost feels

like we're going to heaven or something.

Who's the sacrificial lamb?

- Oka.

(all laughing)

- I'm just glad you're up here this time.

'Cause I mean like, I don't know.

It feels better.

It feels better having you here.

- You guys are glad I'm here,
seeing for the first time,

I'm glad you guys are healthy

and survived that first volcano
that you guys encountered.

You know, volcanoes and lava

and all that kind represents hell right?

Now on this side it looks
like heavens, you know.

Here is pretty nasty and
over here is beautiful.

And right now we're just
sitting right in the middle.

I imagine living here,
you have that feeling too.

You have the beautiful tropical
feel that everybody wants

but comes at a price, you know.

400 million people living right

in that danger zone where the
world's constantly changing.

So, it's like you are walking a thin line

when you live in this region of the world.

- The people here just sort of live

in an understanding with the
gods of this volcano, you know

giving prayer to it for safety.

I'm just interested to see
how that changes as well.

How is it going to be handled

in another part of the country.

- Being up here in the
mountain, mighty mountain.

We realized that, you know,
we have to be more humble

when we approach the nature, you know.

- That's life in Indonesia,

- Yeah, that's life in Indonesia.

- Would you ever give it up?

- No, no.

I still want to just see
the rest of the world

but I love Indonesia so
much, especially Bale.

I love it very much

- Since you're up here and I'm up here

and you're up here and you're up here,

I say, we go right to the top.

We get as high as we can.

Let's conquer this thing once and for all.

(gentle music)

Everywhere is a picture
when you're in heaven,

unless you're looking into hell.

There's something so powerful

and primeval about being on a volcano.

It's active.

I mean, there's no lava flows or anything

but there very well could be

underneath the ground right now.

And this can go at any minute.

Indonesians live with the
constant threat of a volcano

or an earthquake or a tsunami.

That's life.

But for us, it's such a thrill.

Welcome to the Pacific ring of fire.

(upbeat music)

Early this morning, we're
just wondering around some

of the back streets of Old
Jakarta right down at the water.

And there's almost 10 million
people that live in Jakarta.

A lot of them have to live
in a situation like this.

This is essentially swamp land

and for a good part of the year

where we're sending right now
would be partially underwater.

In fact, we probably be knee deep in water

if we were here in July.

And that brings up all kinds of problems

with disease and trash
and things like that.

(soft music)

- This is not your hometown?

- No.

- This is not, this is
not where you're from.

Your hometown is?

- Bali. I come from Bali.

- I imagine a lot different than here.

- Big difference.

- You don't come to the city at all?

- No, no, no.

- You rarely come around here, right?

- A long time ago, I used
to come here to find a job

but it makes you think.

This place called Kampung Bambu.

Kampung means village.

Bambu means bamboo,

because most of the house
are built from bamboo.

- A lot of this area is
getting really compressed.

Low income families are
being forced into this area

because of the amount of
development in Jakarta.

- Why do people want
to live in the cities?

There're seventy thousand
islands in Indonesia, you know.

What's the draw to come into a city.

- A lot of success story come
up from this kind of place.

You know, you come from the poor

and then you become successful

and hopefully bring all your family

to come live in the luxury.

- And all we want is to live
on the islands, you know.

That's my dream, you know what I mean?

It's to live on an Island and
live a very peaceful life.

It's always back and forth, right?

- Yeah.

- Grass is greener on
the other side, always

- Always.

(speaking foreign language)

(speaking foreign language)

- The kids are already gathering around

because they know who this is.

This is like the ice cream
man coming through, right.

It's amazing

how quickly you can reconstitute
this caramelized sugar

and start molding these things

that it was almost like a mix between

like sugar and glassblowing.

These ornate little candies
for kids, it's unbelievable.

(gentle music)

That's for you.

That's great.

- I got the toothbrush one.

- I've got this little,
a swan or duck here,

which is pretty yummy.

(speaking foreign language)

- You want this?

You can have.

No? Anyone?

- Surprisingly you can't
give away a toothbrush.

- Nobody wants candy.

(locals laugh)

- I don't think it's working.

(people laugh)

- Thank you.

Since Oka isn't from Jakarta,
he wants to introduce us

to a family who lives right
here in the heart of the city.

We're now trying to find a little boy,

a little eight year old boy.

His name is Aldi.

We're trying to find
him and where he lives.

He's gonna show us his world,

his little world within this
big world of Old Jakarta.

(speaking foreign language)

- Aldi.

Hi, Aldi.

- How are you?

My name is Scott.

- Aldi.

- Nice to meet you.

Aldi, can you show us your house?

Hello?

- Hello.

- How are you?

- Hello.

(children laugh)

(street noise)

- There's a fresh fish here

and we're just walking down this alleyway

they're cooking to the heat

and it's pretty humid already.

Small alleyway, there's a lot going on.

(speaking foreign language)

- What is your name?

(speaking foreign language)

- Waldi.

- Waldi.

- Yeah.

- Nice to meet you.

(speaking foreign language)

- They lived in a really
small village in Romania

and moved to Jakarta.

- So six people live in this small,

this area
- Yeah

- Wow.

- How does the family cope with the rain?

Like how does the rain affects them?

(speaking foreign language)

- When it floods, they have
to move to their parent,

squeezing to their parent house.

- What happens to this home
for two or three months?

- It's just flooded.

- Flooded?

- Yeah.

- And then,

- They come back and
they cleaned it up again

and they live here.

- Every year?

- Every year.

(speaking foreign language)

- They used to be right by the ocean.

She got scared

because the waves were
getting bigger and bigger.

She had to move.

(speaking foreign language)

- Her husband is still fishing.

- So her husband fishes for a living.

Not just to feed the family,
but to make money as well.

- Yeah.

- Okay. And then some of the catch,

he can bring home for food.

- Yes, if lucky. Sometimes not.

- A lot of the children as
they get to an age like Aldi,

maybe seven years old eight years old,

they have a role as well
to collect what they can

to help provide for the family.

But they'll still go to school.

- They still go to school
and the parent works so hard

to put them to school so in the future,

should have a better life?

- Do they like school?

Do you like school?

(speaking foreign language)

He likes writing.

- Writing.

- Yeah.

- Does he know what he wants to be?

Did they know what they want
to be when they grow up?

(speaking foreign language)

- He wants to be in the Army.

- In the Army?

- Yeah, he really want to be in the army.

What about Aldi?

(speaking foreign language)

- He wants to be manager.

- Manager.

- Manager.

- Manager.

- Manager.

- I didn't even know what a
manager was when I was his age.

(speaking foreign language)

- Anything as long as he is manager.

- As long as he's the boss.

As long as he's the boss
doesn't matter what he's doing.

- Okay. Do you think they'll
show us around what they do?

- Yes, they do.

- They can be the manager and
they can show us what they do.

- Yeah, Aldi

(speaking foreign language)

Yeah.

- First impressions of a
country are always important

but they're often short-lived
because we touched down

in a capital city and most
often it's completely different

than the rest of the country.

Jakarta is this massive city
of almost 10 million people.

And a lot of those people live in squalor

and they see it as an upgrade
from living in the countryside

being a farmer where they
make almost no money at all.

Sad to see life going on in
an environment like that.

But maybe most shocking of all,

is just how the more you
travel, the more you see,

the more you become accustomed to things.

Surprisingly, large
amount of the world lives

in conditions like these.

And we're used to that.

(gentle music)

- We have like a little
magnet here, it's on a stick

and what they do with this
as they rub it in the dirt

and a collect several iron particles.

Once they get a kilo, and they sell it.

You only get like around 10 cents for it.

It's a lot of work but it's
something that they can do

for their family.

- Here's a better one here.

You can see all the iron chunks.

As these ships here start to
break down into the water,

that iron really is
kind of forgotten about

by the companies who own them.

So, the residents here take all this iron

and they can recycle this
and get money for it.

It's sad seeing these city
kids living the way they do

because I really think
they're missing out on a lot.

It's so easy to just say,

"Okay, well that's the
way things are done here."

I've done that a lot, but it's sad.

There's metal that's
decaying and it's not safe

and kids shouldn't be playing
in this water, but they are.

And they're not just playing,
they're working in it.

(gentle music)

(water splashing)

This is a children's center

that they have in the neighborhood.

And a lot of the kids will come here

before they go to school or
when they're done school,

depending on whether they have a morning

or an afternoon class.

So they get to come here
and do some activities,

continue their learning.

There's some not-for-profit
organizations that help places

outside of school do exist.

And they can't have kids
at school all day long.

So they have another
outlet for them to come.

And there's milk formula
here that they can drink.

They can get proper nutrition
and vitamins into their body

by coming here.

So, there's a lot of good
things at work, you know

at a place like this.

- You know some of the kids

actually have real money on them.

The reason why is because they use money

at such young age that they need to know

what a dollar is, $2, $5.

So, when they're actually
out there working,

really, really young and
not going to get ripped off.

(speaking foreign language)

(indistinct) I'm not leaving.

This whole classroom
transformed with a little bucks.

(playful noises)

(playful robot sounds)

Shake hands.

Here you go.

(playful robot sound)

(playful singing)

(children clapping)

(gentle music)

- All of the boats are coming back in.

Now, all these get to come down here

and actually help out the parents

by shucking some of these shells.

And you could see the
ships that have come in.

they're just feeding stuff, right?

Like there's just tons
and tons of these masses

that they brought in.

- Everybody's involved in
this, you know what I mean?

You got guys out there,

on the water the guys running
the boats, bringing them in,

and then we've got people here
waiting to clean them all.

Everybody really helps out.

But just look at this.
Come here, right here.

It's just like, these are
all done cleaning already.

It's unbelievable.

(group mellow chatting)

(gentle music)

- We only have 800 boat loads left.

One part of very many.

- Don't give up, keep going.

- It's very humid here and then on top of

with this heat, by the fire
the heat is, it's a hot job.

Like I feel like in my
arm here like (indistinct)

- I think the worst part of
this job though, is the chair.

Oh, my God.

(group mellow noise)

I thought we were just about done.

- No.

- I got to move away from this fire.

- Let's go.

- This place is getting too hot.

- And now like, we don't need
to be told how tough it is

to live in a place like this.

Despite all of the hardships
and the fact that, you know,

there's a garbage dump and an excess pool

and no proper drainage and
sewage and all these toxins

and everything around them,

they've got a smile on their face.

There's no time to feel sorry for yourself

in a place like this.

(upbeat music)

We're hopping on a plane right now.

The only problem is,
I've got to find my seat

which is 39E.

Normally wouldn't be that big of a deal

except there are only
38 rows on this plane.

(speaking foreign language)

Currently I'm seated in the bathroom.

- 39 please.

- 39.

- 39.

- The flight is sold out too,
so this should be interesting.

It's moments like this that
keep travel interesting

because three years on
the road almost solid

and I've never had this happen before.

So, it turns out that row
number one is 39, I guess.

'Cause we found a seat right
at the front of the plane

which it makes it easy to get off,

- to get off

when we arrive.

- The only problem is
our baggage in the back.

- Oh yeah, that's true.

(gentle music)

- We came across to Bali,
this paradise within Indonesia

where people come to relax,
unwind, lay on the beach.

I get the sense from Oka.

He loves his country, but he
very much loves his Island.

And he says, there's a
traditional Bolonese ceremony

that he wants us to see.

(upbeat music)

It's Oka's home island, and
so it makes perfect sense

that you'd bring us to a bull race.

Not just bring us to a bull race

but actually try to get us
involved in a bull race.

This is far from paradise.

- I'm the manager, you know.

We already picked the roles.

You guys, you're fighter, I'm the manager.

- Truthfully though, this bull
race is a big deal, right?

This is a traditional
thing that they do up here

and kind of the Northwest corner of Bali.

- They're doing this from 150 years.

This is the real real thing.

- Can anybody say bad idea?

'Cause I can.

And I get to sit at
the back of that thing?

That is not safe.

- [Scott] It seems like the kind of thing

that you would need a hell
lot of skill to do first.

Nobody's stupid enough
to just jump in the back

of this tiny little tutory
precarious wooden chariot

being pulled by two massive bulls.

And knowing how valuable these
animals are to the locals,

the last thing they do is put two idiots

like Justin and I in the
driver's seat of them,

completely foreign to the country,

completely foreign to controlling bulls,

completely foreign to this whole ceremony.

- My uncle raised his chariots

and like he let the horses loose

and the rest of the time for
the next like two minutes,

he's just trying to hold
them in bringing them

to slowing down.

And all he does is let them loose

and then he spends like two minutes trying

to hold them back.

How the hell am I gonna
pull back on these things?

They're two of them.

These things are intimidating.

It's a bad idea.

(drumming musicals playing)

- We watched the first
three races of the day

and they've organized the fourth.

Look at it.

They can't even control these things.

How the hell am I supposed to do this?

(drumming musicals playing)

- Okay, come on, Justin, Scott.

- I like the hood ornaments here.

This is beautiful layout here.

This is the BMW of bulls here, I think.

So I'm gonna go with luxury and class.

That's going to be my method here.

- You got the bigger guys.

I'm going to take the smaller guys.

Maybe they got a little bit
more speed, the younger bulls.

They're more mean mean, racing here.

Does that have a couple there?

(drumming musicals playing)

(drumming musicals playing)

- Here we go

(drumming musicals playing)

- Did you see this stick?

This stick got nails in it.

I'm not this type of a guy.

- My strategy is not to
fall off and not to die.

I honestly could care less right now

about winning this race.

I'm just gonna be happy

if I come up the other
end of it for a beer.

(speaking foreign language)

(bulls racing noise)

- That cow just do a dung.

(bulls racing noise)

Oh, my God.

Oh, God, this is the
most horrible thing ever.

Whoa

(bulls racing noise)

My ass hurts.

Oh, God.

(crowd cheering)

- That was pretty crazy.

Like I'm already bleeding.

That spike thing just
came loose and just hit me

in the side of the leg.

Look, I got, I got parts of trees.

I thought we will roll a couple of times.

Like these things were just going,

like I was doing whenever
I could get a hold on.

It was just a warm up, we
haven't even done a race yet.

- I'm very impressed, you know.

I'm so impressed.

- Well, trial run.

I would say I want to work a few kinks out

of the vehicles first.

I got exhaust all over myself.

- They're betting now.

- Are they betting?

(speaking foreign language)

- They'll bet on just about anything here.

It's illegal, but hey, it
hasn't stopped people like us

from doing things like that before.

I don't know how this is gonna go.

I feel a bit bad whipping
the hell these bulls.

But, you know, they're, they're
telling me it's really hard,

they'll put their money on me.

Hold on.

Stay low.

- Yeah.

- I was probably going to stay low.

Standing up is well beyond
my skillset at this point.

This is the one and only,
the grand finale right here.

- May the best racer win.

Wow. I check you're covered in shit.

The challenge is if I come behind Scott,

then I do fall out, he's
not gonna run me over.

That's kind of what I'm thinking.

(upbeat music)

(cows panting)

- Oh my God.

- This is the worst idea ever.

- That's just from that grip.

- These guys here in the
village, they're so proud of you,

you know, to be part of this
event, like the bull race.

This tradition from 150 years
and he's so proud of you

and Bravo, Bravo.

Really fantastic. Fantastic.

- We're the ones who are honored.

We're the ones who are proud to be a part

of their tradition.

This isn't our home.

So, you know, thanks to
you for getting us here,

but thank you to him and the village here

for having us.

Thank you so much.

- Thank you.

- Thank you.

- Thank you.

- The only guy who is not
proud of us is the guy

who bet on me.

- What a day.

It's not even nine.

Where's my watch.

- So I got a little bit
of, I got some shit on me

- But obviously on my
practice, I got really bad.

'Cause just poor guy
dumped all over himself

and then that just, and
then he got running.

So it got kicked up all over me.

Which as they just say

that's just for me whipping them, right?

And then on the way back,
the other one decides

to have that as well.

So I got double duty as you might say.

- He got double dung
- Double dung.

- Double dung.

- Because he wanted to
get to know you very well.

So he needed to poop on you a little bit.

So you got the same smell.

- I think the bulls can sense
that you're full of shit.

And why aren't you racing right now?

- Yeah, it's a manager.

- The manager.

The reason he's not
racing is he's taken bucks

and making money of us.

He's the bookie.

- Okay. I want to see you race.

- Okay.

I want to see you race.

- Yes.

- Let's do it.

- [Scott] Have you done this before?

- No. It's my first time.

I'm not comfortable.

- [Scott] Are these yours?

- Yes. So this one's already shit.

That one is still fully loaded.

If I can give you an advice,

- Yep.

- Keep your classes on.

- Okay.

- I got mud in the eye a few times.

Mud.

- Yeah. Good tip guy.

(upbeat music)

- Slow down a bit more

I think the bull is stopping.

Slow down, slow, stop, stop.

You can do it.

- Yeah,

- You can do it, man.

- This is fantastic.

Little bit scary.

And then we stop.

(cows panting)

I think (speaking foreign
language) the bulls down.

(speaking foreign language)

(bulls racing noise)

- A little faster.

Faster.

(upbeat music)

- Whoa

Did you see that?

- You're the local for God's sake.

Look up, look up.

You went past and there was
no one there to catch it.

They were like clapping.

Oh, shit, I started running after them

I was like, "Oh, they're
going to the tree.

They're going to the shade."

And then there's like broom!

Right through this
metal and concrete fence

and down the road.

- I think you're the winner. Winner.

- Good thing it isn't a steel fence.

- I just slowed him down.

(warm metallic music)

- We're standing right
now in front of a palace

and we'll be meeting a Prince,

which is actually one of Oka's friends.

There're eight different
districts in Bali.

And each district has a Royal family.

And I mean, with this being your hometown,

you know everybody.

- Let's go.

- The Prince of the whole region of Ubud

is one of Oka's childhood friends.

Somebody that he went to
school with and grew up with

and got into a lot of
trouble with growing up.

- How do you know Oka,
how are you guys friends?

Is that a good thing or a
bad thing you know this guy?

- My family represents
the south, South Pole

and his family represents the North Pole.

So we have to stick
together to run the wheel

in a smooth way.

- So who's heaven and who's hell?

- Sometimes he is heaven,
sometimes I am heaven,

most of the time we do it hell.

(all laugh)

What do you usually do as their leader.

- We still do what our family
do, like social activity.

What's going on here,

I see a lot of people
working in decorating.

Is there something coming up?

- We're preparing for a ceremony.

It's going to be big ceremony

and we want to do the
best for the community.

- Is it possible, We can get a tour?

- But as you know, this is our situation.

Not really formal,

because personally I
like not to be formal.

We are same.

- The Prince is a pretty laid back guy,

very down to earth.

And he wants to be treated
like everybody else

because of that,

you have a really great
connection with the guy.

- Even though he kept making it clear

that I don't like referring
to myself as Prince,

he seemed very calm and
eloquent and very legal.

All the things that you would
expect a Prince to embody.

We're discovering little
bits and pieces about Oka

as we go along.

Probably the most interesting
thing we've just learned,

is that as far as all of the
different casts of society fall

in Bali's culture, Oka actually comes

from the priest families.

That is a cast above
even the Royal family.

So even though we're walking
around with the Prince

of this whole region of Bali,

the Prince actually will speak to Oka

in a different dialect that
shows an even greater respect

to that higher cast.

He certainly doesn't come
off being the kind of guy

that would come from the priest family

but I'm glad he's on our side.

And we're certainly
getting an interesting view

of Bolonese culture.

Tonight begins a holiday and
a ceremony that will last

for the next four days
with the two highest casts

of Balinese culture.

We will be going to temple

and we're more or less guests of honor.

(percussion instruments playing)

- There's a procession
that's going by right now.

And they're on their way
to pick up the holy symbol

which they're going to bring
back later for the ceremony.

(percussion instruments playing)

You're never sure what to wear, you know.

It's probably my problem.

Nothing, nothing I wear
is appropriate, but,

whatever.

Maybe Taxido, or maybe
my jeans walking around.

I dress up nice.

We're going over to Prince.

(gentle music)

- It's not that

Quite a good guess.

- Ha ha.

Okay. Just getting ready
for temple right now.

We've had proper clothes arranged for us

because we looked like a bunch of bums

and wearing our T-shirts
and rugy old shorts

from traveling around.

So, tonight we're royalty.

(speaking foreign language)

Do I look okay?

- Really, really good.

And you know, I don't know
how to dress up like that.

I just know how to dress up like a priest.

- I am getting dressed here

because apparently the clothes I brought

in my backpack were not suitable enough.

So our friends here
have decided to dress us

and make us look appropriate
for tonight's festivities.

Gotten used to this.

I've gotten used to be
dressed like a little kid now.

(gentle music)

I look good?

- Looking sharp.

- Really looking really good and sharp.

Yeah.

- Everything look so bad all the time

but I can dress up, right clothes.

I can make anything look good.

Give me a plastic bag,
I'm gonna look good.

(live musical instruments playing)

- Wow.

These are people here.

- Yeah. This place filled up fast.

- This is the first
day before the estival.

So everyone's out and everyone's
dressed in their best,

such as us.

- I'd do with a little hair fix, but hey,

Mona Lisa wasn't built in a day.

- No, that was Rome as
the saying goes, but yeah.

We've lost our company.

We're nobody without the
friend, which is a bunch

of guys selling cars

at this point, if we don't find the Prince

(mixed musical instruments playing)

- I'm noticing that every one

of these areas have something going on.

There's a section over here

where there's guys playing
instruments, right.

And then in the back of
the team and see them

once you walk back there.

And every one of these little buildings

has something going on there.

There's multiple guys singing,

there's multiple guys preaching.

There's lots of guys playing instruments.

It all kind of adds

and creates this
atmosphere like the nature.

- This is all like the nature.

You know, when you come to the
nature, like to the forest,

you will hear so much noise.

With no sound, there is no life.

(mixed instruments playing)

Palace is a very spiritual place.

We've been with the Prince,

set, a great mood for us

and seeing how devoted
they are to the religion.

It's very great feeling.

(speaking foreign language)

(mixed musical instruments playing)

- [Scott] The people that we've met

in Indonesia are incredible.

This is a volatile area
to live, but this is home.

They're just very kind and welcoming.

And it's just another reason why coming

to Southeast Asia is a great experience.

You never get the same thrill twice.

(upbeat music)

We're only a couple of days into this.

Apparently Oka has already opened up a lot

of great experiences for us.

And once we get closer
to his home, I know,

we're going to have some
really amazing things having

for us.

(upbeat music)