I can still remember the scent of Bali: the incense, the flowers & the beautiful green in the rice fields. So many dear memories. We were invited to join the locals in a traditional Barong, the celebration of the birthday of a temple near Munduk. We walked along thousands of them to a nearby village and ate some of the spiciest dishes we ever ate that night. Looking at us, eating these dishes, made our local friends laugh. We had so much here. The people are friendly, hospitable and love to share their culture & traditions. There are small offerings everywhere, with incense and flowers. This is my Bali Photo Book.
The exclusive Kopi Luwak is one of the most expensive sorts of coffee in the world and can be ordered for a low price in Bali. This coffee is usualy expensive because of the special production process. An Asian Palm Civet (Luwak is their local name) eats the raw red coffee beans. The pulp is digested, but the bean stays intact. During the fermentation process, a lot of free amino acids are made. After the digestion the beans are collected, the endocarp is removed and than they’re washed and dried. This may not sound very appetizing, but it is the best cup of coffee you’ll ever have.
The Balinese don’t go to the beach for fun, unless it is for surfing or offering. They think the sea is too dangerous and according to their religion, the Balinese believe the sea is the host of demons. The gods live in the mountains. The ocean is wild and rough and not ideal for an afternoon of floating on an airbed…
Nusa Lembongan, Bali’s little sister, is also worth a visit. You can explore the seaweed farms, cruise around on a scooter & visit all the small beaches. It is the perfect getaway from busy Bali. When you’re on the island, try the restaurant at the ‘Indiana Kenanga Villas’! A French master chef runs the kitchen and the food is absolutely delicious and affordable!
There were so many moments of happiness during this trip. The openness, hospitality and the peace of the locals are very infectious & make you never want to leave…
Rent a scooter, go explore & enjoy your private waterfall!
Read HERE all about our stay at the luxurious ‘One Villas’.
Check my post about our stay at the beautifully located ‘Village Above the Clouds’ HERE.
Read HERE all about my favorite restaurant ‘Sardine’.