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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Bali Tour and Things To Do.

Unlike well organized and wary tourist, who plan good itinerary and efficiently utilize every minutes during their vacation; we just bought the ticket and went without a clue to Bali. You can tell if you read my NYE wonders.
So my advice, take one hour or two to do some research and plan ahead a to-do-list before you go on a vacation, instead of trying your luck at lastminute.com. I've learnt my lesson well. :P :D

If you're not one of them who prefer to stick to the beach for your entire trip and able to wake up early, one of the must-do for tourist, choose a day tour that takes you to experience the traditional inheritance and beautiful sight seeing tour around. Price ranging from RM 100 and above depends on the activities you choose.

The Barong & Kris Dance 
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See the Barong Kris dance. A traditional play represents an eternal fight between good and evil spirits. Barong, the good and Rangda the bad. Look how cute and fluffy they are! No offence but I think they're really really cute.

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Then again, I love how they manage to keep the traditions so well. Every single details amazed me.

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Don't mess with sifu!
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Pass through Celuk village, stop by one of the many gold&silver smith house and pick a souvenir for yourself. Reasonable price for every handmade jewellery but be careful of picking up the false items.

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Move on to Mount and Lake Batur at Kintamani for lunch break with the magnificent mountain view lays in front of you with chilling weather. You'll appreciate the weather after a morning knowing the heat in Bali. Except if you're unlucky as us, went on a rainy season. :(

Mount Batur was shy to meet us.
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Nasi Bali/ Nasi Campur.
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A good cuppa of drink is essential after lunch. Take a stop at Temen Village, try world's most expensive coffee which made from poo - Kopi Luwak at 50,000.00 Rupiah (RM15)/glass. I had one and honestly, I don't understand what makes it special. Perhaps I'm not born with the special tongue that tells. Instead I fell in love with the refreshing lemongrass tea. :x

The famous Luwak (Mongoose).
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The local cigars.
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The beautiful beans.
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See Tegenungan Waterfall.
Rumour says it's a place for the dead. No one are allowed to go near to the waterfall as you might disturb the spirits. Our friendly tour guide told us one fell down from the waterfall and the body stayed there perfectly for a week. Nature preservative is strong I guess?

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I'm not sure if you're aware, there is one famous attraction in Bali - the god damn traffic.
It could take one hour or more from one spot to the other regardless of the fact that they are all extremely close. My advice, stop  for tea before you kill someone, somewhere beautiful that make a plus.

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Tegallalang rice terrace. 
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Visit Ubud Palace and the local market.
You must know that the market is dirty and dodgy. But if you want to get the best deal for the little souvenir for your fella friends, that's the right place to go. Make sure you start with 90% discount on whatever price they asked. ;)

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Holy entrance.
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Last but not least, a seafood dinner at Jimbaran.
Pick the right restaurant otherwise you might end up like us. 5 of us went for the dinner and 3 were sick after. Beware of the tourist traps!

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And so, we went close to 10 different spots in a day (approximately 13 hours) for the price of USD 45 per person including transport and meal. If you have nothing in mind, why not give it a try during your next visit?
Different packages are available at different agencies (you may get the brochures from the airport or better, they are everywhere on the streets!). Don't worry, their offers are more or less the same.


xo love,
LouiseXin



5 comments:

  1. not bad... might wanna consider this for my vacation in bali! :)

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    1. You going soon? Yea it's kind good to do besides party!

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  2. Great experienced, see you soon on Bali.. thank for visit our island.

    http://www.balitourorganize.com

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  3. Bali Semara Tour - Bali Transport Service
    Jl. Batuyang Gang Merpati No.16 Batubulan, Bali
    Phobe: +62 87861414008
    Web: http://www.balisemaratour.com

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