Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Part 2: Day 1 in Bali


Hey guys! I'm back for my second post on our first day in Bali. There's no reason to waste time so we managed to visit most tourist spots and still enjoy the beach. You can't say you had a vacation in Bali without visiting the beach. I'll show you our beach adventures on my next post so keep in touch!
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Our next stop is the Uluwatu, one of the oldest temple in Bali. Religious groups make pilgrimage in Uluwatu during the three or five-day odalan anniversary where they commemorate the temple's consecration. The Hindus in Bali give their offerings and begin their worship as they place incense sticks on the canang. Canang, a small tray made of coconut leaves, is filled with rice, flowers, fruits and sometimes biscuits. You'll see canang, not only in temples but everywhere in Bali -houses, business centers, seashores and even sidewalks as these have been their daily offerings to their God.  Since odalan is the temple's birthday, expect a festive atmosphere. Uluwatu has also become a famous tourist spot because of its location as it is set on a limestone cliff above the majestic waters. We felt tired after walking the long trail under the scorching sun but it paid off after we reached the edge of the cliff and watched the scenic sunset.
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They will make your rent their sarongs if you're not wearing proper attire (bottoms should be below the knees).
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There's a small forest called Alas Kekeran and  is inhabited by a number of monkeys. They're actually tame but be wary of your things because these naughty creatures are fond of stealing tourists'stuff. Eyeglasses, hats and key chains are their favorites. You would be surprised on how adept and fast they are; we even saw one monkey snatched a slipper. Hold on tightly to your stuff, otherwise, make sure you have something edible with you. They return things in exchange for food. Now, what is clever?!
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The next perfect place to go and have dinner is Jimbaran Bay. After a few-minute drive from Uluwatu,  you'll get to see beachfront seafood restaurants where you can buy seafood in kilo and have it cooked in your preferred way. Sounds like our dampa in the Philippines. Fire dance and Kecak dance will leave you entertained while waiting for food to be served. Good food, cool breeze, picturesque beach and awesome company- who would not call this night perfect?
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I haven't blogged about on how to pack your stuff when traveling in a tropical country like Jakarta. I may not be able to do so but I would love to give some advice about the importance of planning. No matter how long and where you are having your vacation, make sure you never fail to plan. Though it sometimes seems fun to go with the flow and get lost in time, it will still be enjoyable and at the same time, practical, if you stick with your schedule. We actually missed the sunset in Tanah Lot, one the most famous scenic views to watch out while in Bali, because we stayed more time in the gold jewelry workplace and rice terraces. Also, planning will keep your trip hassle-free as you will learn what to anticipate.

With travel blogs and search engines, it becomes convenient to gain information and feedback about various tourist spots, helping you to decide which are to include in your itinerary. You'll find out which places and experiences are worth to venture while there are some that you can postpone especially if there's time constraint.

Thanks for reading! Make sure you have read the part one of my post.

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23 comments:

  1. The photos are amazing! You must have a great time there!

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  5. Amazing pictures! Really want to go there too one day :-)

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  11. hi :)
    those pictures are great :D! especially the monkey family haha:D
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  12. Beautiful photos, G! So effortless! It's so unfair. Hahaha. :) Welcome back to blogging. :*

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  13. nice scenic photos, romantic dining on the beach, and i also enjoyed checking out the monkey thieves. these monkeys are good businessmen; they successfully steal your things, and they bribe you for food if you want your belongings back. animals are funny and entertaining.

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    1. Thank you Fifileigh. So true! They don't hurt but they are way cunning.

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  14. SO SOOL IMAGES!LOVE YOUR BLOG,
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  15. oh wow, these photos are just AMAZING! I want to go to bali!

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  16. Pretty photos! And that sunset shots are spectacular!

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  19. Beautiful photos, and funny ones too... I am happy you explained about Uluwatu temple etc.very well done! love the Jimbaranee food...yum yum yummmmmm....
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