|A walk in Ubud|
Part 1 can be found here.
Half day tour - Ubud coffee farm , Tanah lot sunset (6 Hours)
Our tour for today begins in the afternoon. Initially we had planned to visit Batur volcano, however our plans were abruptly changed when we discovered we were robbed in the wee hours of the morning. Daddy had to spend the whole morning in the police station to make a police report necessary for our insurance claims. The thieves stole our iPad, iPhone, dad and grandpa watches, cash and camera bag amongst others. Surprisingly they left our cameras behind, thus allowing us to bring you this review of Bali.
Courtesy to the robbers, we made a last minute change of plans. Instead of staying in the villa to brood over our loss, we decided to make a trip to Ubud.
|Coffee farm at Ubud|
We visited a coffee farm and got a first hand experience how Bali coffee is traditionally made. We were given free taste of over 8 flavours of coffee. Some of the coffee tasted very nice. However since Daddy is on a tight cash budget given what we had left after the robbery , we did not buy any back to Singapore.
|Exploring the coffee farm|
|Sunset at Tanah Lot|
The last time our parents were at Tanah Lot, was during their honeymoon about 8 years ago. The last time it was just the 2 of them posing with Tanah Lot temple behind them. After 8 years, they have us The Wacky Duo for company. Regardless of what happened earlier, the significance actually made Daddy smile.
Tanah lot was beautiful. We walked down to the beach to get a closer look at the temple on the rock. Bali may not be as modernised as Singapore, but I guess that is where the charm is. At least I get to experience a different side of life that I would not normally have the chance to.
|Moments @ Tanah Lot|
Half Day Tour - Kuta beach (4 Hours)
What is a holiday to Bali without a visit to the famed Kuta beach. Actually we did not plan to go to the beach but our parents had wanted to do a little bit of Kuta shopping and to visit the Bali memorial dedicated to the victims of Bali bombing in 2002.
|Shopping in Bali|
|I want this mummy.|
Dining options in Bali
We had visited a total of 8 restaurants in Bali.
Most of the place served authentic Indonesia food. Well actually most of the place sold similar Indonesia food.
|Warang Taulan @ Changgu|
Our first night dinner was at Warnag Taulan. We had Indonesian food. The setting was romantic as we ate in a hut beside a pond with fishes and ducks. The evening was somewhat marred by Daddy falling through the steps of the hut and almost into the pond ( he must lose some weight!) , nevertheless the ambiance made up for the incident.
|Dinner at echo beach restaurant|
It's time to say goodbye to Bali. If it wasn't for the robbery, this trip would be nice and relaxing. Nevertheless we should not fault the place for it is a charming destination. We hope for families travelling to Bali to be safe and to enjoy Bali for what it is. A welcoming laid back destination for the urbanites to unwind and chill.
Till then, Selamat Tinggal Bali.