It was with much anticipation that I finally took a sip of the most expensive coffee in the world, kopi luwak, while in Bali and I was disappointed to say the least. It was not exceptional. As a matter of fact, it was bland. How […]
After much needed respite for walking more than 10,000 steps on day 1, we were very much looking forward to day 2 and exploring more of Bali. We had a sumptuous breakfast enjoyed at the hotel’s Nebula Café. We started the day right with a full English breakfast. However, for someone like me who needs rice in every meal, it was not filling enough so it was not a surprise for me that before 10am I found myself searching for food.
Our driver, Oka, was pretty much on the dot. At 9.30am we left the hotel and started our journey to Taman Ayun, Purah Ulan Danu and Pura Tanah Lot. Oka suggested going to the rice paddies in Ubud but we come from the Philippines and the Banaue Rice Terraces is the queen of all rice terraces in Asia so it was a no-brainer, we said no. We were looking for quality over quantity on day 2. We did not want to hurry from one place to another like what we pretty much did on day 1. We wanted time to pause, admire the temples, and maybe even reflect.
Bali, the images the island conjures are that of almost naked bodies clad in the skimpiest bikinis; tanning lotion; surfboards; and temples. Bali, the island of the gods has so much to offer us mere mortals.
If the gods are to be pleased with Bali, mere mortals like us will be in a state of euphoria with its verdant greens; perfectly timed drum beats; smells of incense floating in the air; landscaped rice fields; and temples erected in some of the most beautiful and unusual places that you will think somehow divine powers were at the helm of their creation. Bali is a cornucopia of all your desires, ever giving, ever flowing and ever so gorgeous.
Asia is the world’s largest and most populous continent. It has a past that is deeply soaked in culture and it has otherworldly landscapes, sumptuous cuisine and the friendliest people. These are the reasons why it is one of the most visited places in the […]