Since May, people around me, people I know had been flying to Bali for vacation. And thanks so much to Mr.Chew that I had the opportunity to chill out at this famous spot of vacation last month. It was a short but wonderful one.
Where I went / What I did:
Kuta/ Legian street - There are lots of stuffs up for grab from crafts to clothes to sandals to surfing's accessories. Not to forget a whole variety of restaurants and bars, serving western food, chinese food, japanese food and of course balinese food to choose when your stomach cries for hunger. Exploration began after a short rest upon checking into out hotel, Vilarisi Hotel.
walk walk walk ~ shop shop shop ~ walk walk walk ~ shop shop shop (hehehe)
We had our first dinner at a restaurant named 'B couple Bar & Grill'. The food was nice but the portion was so big than we couldn't finish up our food. Sorry for wasting (guilty).
Day 2 (arranged by 1-day tour guide)
~ Barong & Kris Dance (the dance's choreographed based on a story)
~ Nusa Dua beach, famous spot for water sport activities such as diving, parasailing, flying fish, jet ski, banana boat etc. We went for glass bottom boat ride, turtle island and flying fish.
~ Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park
~ Uluwatu Temple (built hundreds of metres above the cliff). Beware of monkeys loitering around, eyeing on the tourists' food, glasses and hats!
~ Jimbaran beach for sunset view and romantic dinner
Joined Happy Bike Cycling Tour for a ~2.5hours cyling expedition around Ubud. Along the way, we stopped to visit:
~ Breakfast at a restaurant overlooking the active volcano, Mount Batur (It was such a breathtaking view!)
~ Coffee plantation (Specialty: Luwak coffee which costs Ru600k for 100g coffee beans!)
~ Short walk at paddy field
~ Balinese village temple
~ Traditional Balinese home (where we had a Balinese lunch)
Along the cycling, children came running out to say 'Hello' or stretching out their hands- 'Give me 5!' They were so lovely and friendly.
At night, continued walking and shopping around Kuta/ Legian street. We got to visit the Bomb Memorial of 2002 bombing incident.
An extremely early morning stroll at Kuta beach, enjoying the ocean view, waves splashing onto the shore, watching people jogging and surfing.
Back to hotel and packed up.
There are still alot of places I didn't managed to visit. I will be back! ^_^