Bali, Indonesia. I never thought I’d get to visit, but when I had the chance (during my birthday week which made it more memorable), I didn’t hesitate to grab it. And what a trip it was. There is so much to say, but I have learned and realized a lot because of this trip – mostly good things, to simply put it. Here’s the first of two parts of our trip. I’ll just probably have the photos speak for themselves.
July 30, 2013. Bali warmly greeted us with a very fair weather – not too hot and not too cold.
We had a little difficulty finding our (backpacker) hotel because the information was in my drained phone. Good thing our cab driver was kind enough to ask around. And when we finally settled in and rested, we went to the beach right away which is a 15 minute or so walk from the hotel.
At Sanur beach
July 31, 2013. My actual birthday. We were able to find a good deal for a tour, with a very able driver to boot.
Batuan Village Market.
Very friendly and accommodating staff. We get free stuff for the bag we purchased.
Pura Tirtha Empul in Tampaksiring, Bali.
We had to wear a sarong before entering, as it is a sacred place. We witnessed rituals and prayers inside. Also saw a lot of temples and statues, big and small alike. Really enjoyed our time here.
A ritual called “melukat” where people bathe themselves with the temple’s holy water.
Our tour guide/driver took us up in the mountainous part of Bali where we saw some mountains and volcanoes. It was very cold up there! Much like Baguio, and the view its giving is like Tagaytay but more ranges and bigger mountains.
Here are some of the photos I took on the road while I van is in motion:
Here’s their version of rice terraces, taken on our way to Kerangasem.
Done with the sights, now on to the signs.
After mag-toilet, ‘wag mandiri 🙂
We also get to visit some school. One in Sanur, and one in Linggawana.
Signs at the temple:
To cap off this entry, here’s a painting at the Bali airport going back home. It sure caught my attention.
Terima kasih, Bali! Up next, Bali – Food, Faces, and Friends!