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Bali – Isle of Gods

Article by Hannes Krueger

I always wanted to go to Bali. I guess it was because everyone I knew never had a bad thing to say about Bali. Taking the opportunity of cheap flight by Air Asia and also the public holiday.We arrive quite late and it was already dark, thankfully we already arrange for a driver so we headed straight to our hotel, (Kuta Lagoon). The hotel was situated about 10 minutes from Kuta. It was a very nice cozy hotel although it had a lot of lizard. The Sightseeing will only start on the next day. We did all the touristy thing. We started with watching the Barong and Kris dance at Stage Chandra Budaya, then we headed to Ubud where we visited the palace and did some shopping at the Ubud Market. We had a late lunch at Warung Murni, this place was recommended by a good friend of mine. The food is good (I only had fried rice) but the atmosphere was nice as it was situated next to a river. So it was kind of cooling after the shopping session at the market.We then made our way to watch the Kecak Dance at Uluwatu, Also known as the Ramayana Monkey Chant and was I mesmerize by the dance. It is a dance performed by a circle of 100 or more performers wearing checked cloth around their waists, percussively chanting “cak” and throwing up their arms, depicts a battle from the Ramayana where the Monkey like Vanara helped Prince Rama fight the evil King Ravana. It was so beautifully done with a background of the sunset. Simply Beautiful. I wouldnt mind watching it again. After that we headed to Damos Restaurant Jimbaran for a nice seafood dinner by the beach. On the 3rd day we decided to go to Bedegul, Bratan lake and also to Tanah lot. Unfortunately we were late so we we’re not able to cross the water to go to the temple. Tanah lot was full of people and it was hard to find a place where no one is around ( only manage to get a few pictures here). The 3rd day was pretty much spend shopping at Kuta town and Seminyak. We also decided to change to a nearer to the beach hotel. Kuta Harris which was only 5 minutes away from the beach!And came the dreadful day. The day where we had to go back. But we manage to squeeze in some time at the beach where I had my tattoo done and also a 30 minutes massage. How I wish I had more time to learn surfing but there is always a next time. I cannot wait for my next trip to Bali which will be in May next year. It’s simply a place that i know I will never be bored off.

About the Author

I was born 1972 in Berlin. After a few years as a tour guide, I now live in Munich.

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