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Published: October 15th 2012
Does it get any better than this?
After reading online recommendations and suggestions from friends I thought Bali would be a must see while I was in Asia. And we were all right! Bali is amazing. It has everything somebody on holiday would want. It has a busy beach area with lots of nightlife, restaurants and services...(Kuta and Legian beach areas) my holel was near the top end of Legian beach so close enough to Kuta but not in the thick of things. Hotel was great! It was a traditionally Balinese designed villa with a bathroom the size of any apartment I have lived in....way too much for a guy traveling on his own.
I spent lots of time lounging on Legian beach and by the hotel pool...reading, watching waves break, surfers crash and enjoy a couple..ok a lot.... of local Bintang beer.
I promised myself I would not just hang out there even though I really only had 5 days. I booked a car and driver for the day and checked out some temples, some other beaches, the countryside and the highlight was the Kecak ceremony at Uluwatu temple. Anybody remember the documentary 'Baraka'? Well, it was in that movie! Even though it was a
At Uluwatu temple
The cheeky monkeys around Uluwatu Temple where I saw the Kecak ceremony
couple hundred other tourists and me watching, it was a super cool experience to see at sunset.
I would have liked to see the terraced gardens in Ubud but they were on another part of Bali Island and with Bali's small roads and pretty busy traffic, I did not get that far.
Bali, I will be back for sure! Enchanting, amazing, wow!
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