An excursion day in Bali

An excursion day in Bali

Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

I have been in Bali for 5 days, and I must say I am taking things lovely and slow. Four out of five days have been spend mooching by the pool, reading, swimming and enjoying the rays of sunshine. 

Eventhough it is the rainy season I must say the majority of the days have been dry however very humid. But I cannot complain about this as it is currently very cold and snowy in the Netherlands.

Therefore you will be all very pleased that todays post is not to describe what I have not been doing, but what I did in Bali. 

I booked with another couple a private tour to visit some places in the North of Bali. And have listed them below for your reading entertainment. 

Jaliwatuh – When visiting Bali it is enivitable not to visit the rice fields. You are being surounded by the teraces and a lot of green. I saw the rice destinated for Bali and for Thailand use. It is very peaceful to walk around these fields and check out all the greenery surounding you.

Local Fruit Market – Seeing all the fruit and spices layed out, was like seeing a beautiful canvas. All those colors work so well together.

Pura Ulun Danu Bratan – Currently this is still my favorite temple in Bali. It is so beautiful and peaceful at this temple. The temple is surounded by a beautiful lake. If you are in Bali I would definitely recommend visiting this temple.

Coffee Farm – I must say this was the nicest coffee farm I have visited in Bali. And experienced my first tasting of the Luwak coffee. 

Monkey Forest– Unfortunately I am not sure where this forest was. All I know is that I did not enjoy this one as much as the Ubud one. I found this one very commercial as there were shops on the premises and the tour was very short. I must confess I did enjoy feeding the monkey. I always thought these monkies were quite hostile but the one I fed was very sweet. And that little hand of the monkey felt so soft.

Tanah Lot – This temple was one of my main reasons to return to Bali. I was really curious about the unique positioning of the temple, as the temple is build on a giant rock. Also you can experience a beautiful sunset if you are lucky. I must say it did not disapoint.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post and if you are curious about my other posts feel free to browse around.

Until next post friends!



Bali Day 5

Hi everybody,dear readers and loyal subbies,

The day started early at aprox 6.30 as I had to be ready by 8.00 hrs for the pick-up for my excursion to Ubud.

We started out at the Monkey Forest Sanctuary full of Macaque monkeys.  This was a fun excursion and the Forest was and is beautiful. To be honest the monkeys were quite cheeky once they knew you had food on you. Especially the leader.

Aferwards we left for Ubud market and the Kings Summer  Palace. At the moment they are restoring the palace but one thing I know for sure the palace will look beautiful once done. Really the architecture in Bali is beautiful. Even the airport love it.

After exploring Ubud for about 40 minutes it was back to the little bus and of to the Tirta Empul Temple.

This is a very peaceful place and we saw people cleansing themselves. Also we were witness of a very rare dancing ceremony.

Once we visited the temple it was time for lunch. I had Gado Gado. Very tasty!  This was the first time I had it without rice but none the less tasty.

For our last stop we visited local woodcarvers. I am so impressed  that these people can make such beautiful sculptures out of wood.

Afterwards we were dropped of at our hotels and I enjoyed a well deserved shower session.

I hope you all enjoyed this post and as always feel free to leave a comment.

Until next post friends!