Jatiluwih is two hours from Ubud and it's really wonderful. It is an area of rice fields, which stretch for around 18kms. It has been recognized by UNESCO and is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to.
Eco-divers is one of the dive groups of higher quality, with centers in Thailand, Indonesia, Red Sea and other places. I was diving with the center they have in the Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, with a boat that has all the amenities, including wifi, sun, etc., and from there go on speedboat dive sites, which are less than 10 minutes. The equipment is top notch and they even give you computer to manage your dives.
Cockfighting is a real passion - if a bit of a violent one - in this quiet village on the island of Bali. Many owners seem to genuinely love their animals, despite the violent tradition. I saw two owners training their champions, and you can see the bird in my photos...
Anyone who says that there are magical places is wrong. not talking about magic in the sense of the word harry potter but magic charm, to arrest the senses and captivate a vision. Bali's roads have many surprises, and are anything but boring, and that at any time you may see a surprise, something curious that grabs your attention, even more than many of the famous attractions that the island may have while tinkering by the Balinese near the coast and in the direction of the capital, on the way to Pekukatan population, the road winds between coffee and rice fields, and through trees. The image presented is of a huge issue that has left Bunutan that time, with cars and bikes to pass through without hurting anybody. As a majestic God who is standing in the middle of our path, we can observe and admire, to witness the roots that have arched so that they form a perfect tunnel. Such is the admiration that the inhabitants of the surrounding villages will profess, that they have raised two small temples at his side, and for that among the gods and the great bunubutan to not stop shedding on them their blessings.
The agency Batutumonga me was a great help in Rantepao, as it is of the few that had an online service and can make reservations and give tickets for bus, plane and boat over the internet to any destination in Indonesia and anywhere else. The staff speaks English and accept payment by credit card with a 3% commission.
Many of Fame wine Denpasar "Puputan" struggled to the death against the Dutch in 1906, when thousands of Balinese warriors, dressed in their best clothes and armed only with traditional weapons, the kris (short dagger) and spears were launched against Dutch carbines lines. The wounded were finished off and the frantic women also sought death. Much of the nobility was annihilated. The incident is now remembered for the Puputan in the Plaza of the ancient Kingdom of Badung, where the killing occurred. The monument shows a father and two children with kris and spears of bamboo ready to fight, in the hope that the blood and honor them for eternity. Within the square is Jagatnatha Pura Temple. This temple features a golden statue of the Supreme God, supposed to be the God of the World, Sanghyang Widhi Wasa. The Bali museum which was founded in 1932 is nearby. It has a great collection of Balinese archaeological items.
Gilimanuk arc is called Bali Gate, being named after a town a few km further along. Apparently, before the existence of airports and other piers were built in the area and on the island, this was the only entry route for traders and emigrants and immigrants coming from neighbouring Java. The arch, which appears suddenly in the half-empty road reminds me of Marbella, or those Middle Eastern cities that welcome visitors by passing beneath a gigantic architectonic show. In this case, the exoticism of its design, shows delusions of grandeur and transforms it into something worth seeing, especially if you think about it is a huge arc of four pillars adorned with four dragons corresponding to the four cardinal points. Four is a magical number. At its centre is a heavenly throne to the gods that protects those who pass under it. Interestingly, under the throne there is a small lamp. As I looked on I wondered what sort of light this little bulb would give off at night. I do not think it managed to even illuminate the beginning of the arc. It is still impressive to pass underneath and watch the cars and motorcycles going by.
Ketut Liyer is an expert alternative therapist in Bali. Clients are not just the local people, or Indonesians from around the country, but people from all over the world, inspired by the story in Eat, Pray, Love, and the film starring Julia Roberts.
This is a lot of fun within the Balinese nature, you discover such amazing places. I highly recommend this activity. If you want to go where no human can go, join Adventure & Spirit and do Aling Gorge canyon..
The team is very professional, I have never feel unsafe. This day canyoning was definitely the best day during 2 months trip in Bali and Indonesia..