Beautiful Bali (A while ago now but worth catching up on)
We never managed to start writing about our time in Bali, so here’s short summary on some of the things we did in the 4 weeks we were there…
We stayed in some dodgy places:
Touched a ‘Holy’ snake:
Saw lots of monkeys:
Went to the beach:
Admired Balinese religious art and statues:
Climbed a large hill:
Saw a Kecak performance – a sort of story told through dance and the voices of 100 men – mesmerising:
Took pictures of the locals:
Went to the market:
Watched a performing monkey:
And saw many many other sights like palaces, temples and gorgeous rice terraces. Due to time constraints we cannot write about them all here but I have updated the gallery page and there are 100 photos with captions that better illustrate our time there. Click here to view.
Bali was memorable for many reasons and we really enjoyed our time there. It was not quite as exciting in some ways as some of our other destinations because there really is not much of the island that is ‘off the beaten track’ anymore as tourists have been visiting for so long. Ubud (where we stayed twice) for example, was featured in the book and the film ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ and there are many visitors there grasping the book and seeking out the cafes and temples that were described. In the south of the island (mainly around Kuta) there are so many partying Australians there that it feels like a drinking quarter of an Australian city. The island has not lost its charm though and the beauty has mostly been preserved very well.
The last thing to say about Bali is that it was without doubt the bet weather we have had on the whole trip – hot and sunny during the day (but not humid) and a little chilly at night sometimes (my cardigan actually had a few outings!)
Bali, Indonesia: 27th July – 24th August 2012