22 June 2010

Bali (Part II)

Day 3

For today, I've booked a glassbottom boat to Pulau Penyu in Tanjong Benoa. Booking from Internet should be much cheaper than if we go there directly to book the boat. For the boat, we paid only Rp 200.000,- for 4 of us. The boat have a small section in the bottom that's made of glass. During the journey to Pulau Penyu, the boat will stop for few minutes and from the glassbottom, we can see the corals and fishes. It's quite nice actually, but too bad the water is not as clear. I think snorkelling will be much nicer :D

[caption id="attachment_1386" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="in the boat"]in the boat[/caption]

We got down at a small island called Pulau Penyu (Turtle Island). As the name suggests, it's a place where they nurture turtles, and also few other types of "exotic" animals. All have been tamed, though, so it's not dangerous.. Other than turtles, they had eagles, bats, raccoons, and even snake! Must applause pi for taking the courage to hold the snake! I don't think I'll ever dare to hold a snake :p

[caption id="attachment_1387" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Snake! ZZZ..."]Snake! ZZZ...[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1388" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Family Photo with bird that pooed on Pi's foot"]Family Photo with bird that pooed on Pi's foot[/caption]

After the short tour around, we sat down and had a young coconut (again). Vio loved it so much he drank non-stop.. haha..

[caption id="attachment_1389" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Slurp.. I love this!"]Slurp.. I love this![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1390" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Tanjong Benoa beach"]Tanjong Benoa beach[/caption]

In the afternoon, we went for shopping in Kuta Square, pi was very happy to find pirated Wii games over there.. haha.. We walked back from Kuta Square to our hotel, passing by Discovery Mall. We hoped to see sunset from Kuta beach on the way back. Who knows.... that day was also cloudy.. so again, we missed the sunset... But the sky was still pretty :) Oh, and the crowds waiting for the sunset was like ants! Sooo many people!

[caption id="attachment_1391" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Sunset in Kuta Beach"]Sunset in Kuta Beach[/caption]

After Vio was asleep that night, pi & I went for a spa! Spa in Bali is realllyyy nice.. and much cheaper compared to SG :p  We took a 2 hours spa package in Bali Ratu Tiara, which includes Balinese massage, body scrub and polishing, and also a flower bath.. I like it... First time having flower bath.. haha.. And they even provide free driver service to send us there and back. Good place for spa, next time I don't mind having a spa there again ;)

Day 4

Today we're supposed to check-out from Aston Kuta and transfer to our other hotel, Bali Handara Kosaido, in Bedugul area. So after checking out, we started our journey with a visit to Ubud. Not that we want to see the art or something (we're not really art-type of people).. I just wanted to try the famous Babi Guling Ibu Oka that's located in Ubud.. hahahaa.. It's quite nice actually, tastes special.. too bad I forgot to take photo of it.. There were quite a long queue for it. It's apparently really famous.. And the seating area is quite small..

And opposite the babi guling is the palace or something... some nice traditional building, so we went inside for a while and take photos..

[caption id="attachment_1392" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="3 of us"]3 of us[/caption]

And Vio found a place that has many traditional music instruments.. He had fun playing with them.. (luckily no one come to say we can't play with them!)

[caption id="attachment_1393" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Ting Tong Ting Tong"]Ting Tong Ting Tong[/caption]

Our next stop would be Taman Ayun, which is like a complex filled with temples. I originally thought we can go inside the temple.. But apparently, there are short walls around the temple area, so we can't go in the temples.. :(

[caption id="attachment_1394" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="@ Taman Ayun Entrance"]@ Taman Ayun Entrance[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1395" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Taman Ayun"]Taman Ayun[/caption]

Our last stop of the day before going to our hotel is Tanah Lot. It's my wish to go to Tanah Lot during sunset. I read and heard that it's the nicest place to watch the sunset.

[caption id="attachment_1396" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Tanah Lot Entrance"]Tanah Lot Entrance[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1398" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Daddy, Vio, and Nai2"]Daddy, Vio, and Nai2[/caption]

We reached quite early, about 3:30 pm. It's still 2.5 hours to go before sunset! Tanah Lot is a very beautiful place. You can hear the wave sound and see the temple built on a huge rock. We walked around there and finally sit down at one of the cafe there, letting Vio had his early dinner and at the same time, enjoying the view while waiting for the sunset. We had the perfect place, just opposite Tanah Lot temple, and can also see the sun from our seat.

[caption id="attachment_1397" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Tanah Lot Temple viewed from our seat"]Tanah Lot Temple viewed from our seat[/caption]

After sitting for quite some time (more than 1 hour I think), we're out from the cafe and walk around the shops (kinda regret now, as the view of sunset from the cafe should be very nice). But anyway, we (finally!) managed to get a view of sunset! Even though there's quite a fair bit of cloud, so we can't get the round sunset picture that looks like those in paintings... But it's still beautiful :)

[caption id="attachment_1399" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Sunset in Tanah Lot"]Sunset in Tanah Lot[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1400" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Daddy, Mommy, and Vio at Sunset"]Daddy, Mommy, and Vio at Sunset[/caption]


yenn said...

wah.. finally dapet sunset juga yah di tanah lot.. hihihi.. niceeeee ^^

lieyung said...

wah it looks like a nice trip :) Btw, how do you prepare food for Vio?

ourlittleblessing said...

thank uuu ^^ hehehe.. vio will just eat whatever i eat lor.. so most of the time it will be soup or fried chicken..

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