The Land of thousand Gods ~ Bali, Indonesia – DAY 2

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Goooooooood morning Bali 🙂

Breakfast starts at 7:00 am to 10:00 am

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The buffet had 2 kinds of rice to choose from, omelet, sausages, chicken, vegetables, bread, noodles, 2 kinds of juices, jams, butter, tea, coffee, cereals, milk and 2 platters of fruits.


Driving in Bali


( The owner of the rental shop brought the car to the hotel )

1. Motorcycle drivers there are CRAZY! Overtaking either ways and most of them do not follow traffic lights

2. They are not very used to see women who drives

3. Offline map is confusing, better buy a local sim card so you can use the internet

4. Most locals can’t speak fluently in English so if you get lost and ask a local use very simple words. They will gladly give you directions but with very limited words.

5. Very useful words, ” Where ( name of the road, name of the temple)” , ( name of the street) here?”

6. Bali roads have an unspoken rule of ” first come, first serve”. 

7. Street names can be seen below the names of some stores.

8. Most of the roads going to the temples are comparable to a roller coaster ride.

9. Legit routes or temples means you will see foreigners ( Americans / Europeans) walking on the street. Going to the legit temples are often traffic. ( There were a lot of temples that had the same name especially if you are in the same area)

10. Other cars on the other side of the road would occupy the WHOLE street when they overtake other cars so befriend the car brake.



Going North



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Took a break after getting lost for 3 hours

Pura Dalem Agung

Location: Padangtegal Village, Ubud. 34 kms. from Kuta 

This temple is also known as the Monkey Forest Temple.

Parking: 5,000 Rp

Entrance Fee: 30, 000 Rp

Opens: 8:30 am to 6:00 pm

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You will be given a map after paying the entrance fee. Just be mindful of you belongings. The monkeys are all over the place, they will jump at you if they see you carrying something.

Bananas for sale for feeding the monkey at 5,000 Rp / 2 pieces.

After a monkey grabbed my bottled water and tore it with his sharp teeth, I had enough and wanted to get out of there.

Temples near this place:

  • Goa Gajah ( elephant temple), 4.2 km from Pura Dalem Agung
  • Pura Samuan Tiga ( a temple nearby Goa Gajah)

 

Warung Coconut

Location: Jl. Nyuh Bojog No.5, MAS, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

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Food: 30,000 – 40,000 Rp

Drinks: 10,000 – 30,000 Rp

Tip: Never order the chicken curry from this restaurant. It had nothing but soup and vegetables. Noodles here were delicious. They call fruit shake / smoothies as fruit juices

Tegagalang Rice Terraces

Location: Tegalalang Village north of Ubud Bali

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Parking: 5,000 Rp

Entrance Fee: I think there was an entrance fee but since this place was pack with tourists, you have the choice not to pay since nobody will check it.  Took some pictures and bought some soda and bottled water

Food and water in this place are very expensive. Paid 30,000 Rp for a bottle of water

Tirta Empul Temple

Location: Jalan Tirta, Tampaksiring, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80552, Indonesia

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Entrance Fee: 15, 000 Rp

Parking: 5, 000 Rp ( Got their late in the afternoon, nobody asked for it )

Locker room: 5, 000 Rp

Tips: – Bring your own sarong at this temple because if you are using the temple’s sarong, you have to pay 5,000 Rp for the laundry. – The locker room is chaotic, small and the numbering of the lockers are confusing, better leave your belongings inside the car or just change outside the temple. 

 

Finished around 6:30 pm. Decided to change inside the car while a lot of locals were offering carvings from $ 20 down to $ 1.

Trattoria Restaurant

Location:  Legian, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

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We ordered 2 pizzas because the waiter told us that one order was only good for 2 people, only to discover that they were huge!!

Pizza: 149, 000 Rp

Pasta: more than 50, 000Rp less than 10, 000 Rp 

Drinks: 50,000 Rp up

Variety of Italian food, wines and other kinds of drinks are available on their menu.

Restaurants in Bali click here

Local Restaurants in Bali click here


 

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