Sunday, December 18, 2011

Bali - Kuta & Southern Area [Part 3]

16 July 2011 @ Bali

Our third day in Bali started off early with a cock-a-doodle-do. I mean KFC for breakfast. They were having this cheap Deluxe Burger which is selling at around RM2 only.

6 burgers for 5 people

Since we don't have much time to go to the beach, we decided to spend our morning at the Kuta Beach as Agus will be coming in the late morning. He had to go to the temple to pray for the Kuningan festival.

Geared up for the beach!

There were barely anybody on the street as well as the beach. Only a few angmohs were spotted sunbathing at the beach.

I love the sand and the sea but would love it more if the place isn't that polluted with rubbish.

At 10.30, we went back to our hotel to get ready and wait for our driver to arrive. Since we didn't get to try Ibu Oka Babi Guling, Agus brought us to another shop that sells babi guling on our way to Tanah Lot.

Everything is Babilicious

We reached Tanah Lot and we just can't wait to see the temple surrounded by sea water. Tanah Lot actually means "Land in the Sea" in Balinese language.

Wua-Lah! There it was, standing so magnificently in the middle of the sea with the waves splashing to the rocks.

It's believed that there are poisonous snakes at the base of the island guarding the temple from evil spirits and intruders.

After Tanah Lot, we headed to Pura Taman Ayun, which translates "Beautiful Garden Temple".

This place is just as attractive as its name, surrounded by trees, ponds and a beautiful park. A lot of the locals actually hang out at the park.

Too bad the temple was not opened and we can only see from outside.

Reflection shot with Nick's sunglasses

Although the temple is closed, we still get to walk around and enjoy the greenery around the temple.

Little Bridge

Our final stop for the day is the Uluwatu Temple, which was a long drive from Pura Taman Ayun. But it's all worth it.

If you are going there, beware of the monkeys because they are always on a rampage to snatch stuffs from visitors. I have witnessed on the scene monkeys snatching spectacles, caps, hair clips and a wig! So be really careful if you're going there.

The locals were very kind to get the snatched items by exchanging food with the monkey. However, I think this will only encourage the monkeys to snatch more as they know they will be getting food the next time they steal... Hmm...

Eagerly waiting for sunset

The sun finally sets at 6.11pm and the view was breathtaking. To think about it, I've seen several sunsets but never really wake up early enough to watch the sunrise eh.

We asked Agus to send us back to Kuta town for dinner and paid him for his service. We were all tired and starving from the long day and we just settled for A&W fast food. Turned out to be not so fast at all.

Recharged our batteries, we walked some more to shop for stuffs to bring home. That's pretty much the end of our third day in Bali. Last day coming soon! Billy, out.

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