08-12 September 2017, Ubud, Bali
After Kuta I was in Ubud. I stayed a cheap an relaxing hostel in Ubud. I wandered around the hostel and visit some local houses. The places I’ve been;
Monkey Forest, Balinese Dance Show, Tegellagang (Rice Terraces), Tirta Empul Temple, Gau Gajah Temple.
06-07 September 2017, Kuta, Jimbaran and Uluwatu Temple, Bali
When I reached Kuta I understand why travelers did not like this place. Full of mobs flocking in the streets and beaches. I walked through the Legian Beach. On the way from the hotel there were demanding scooter transfer people and obtrusive ones trying to sell or communicate in a saucy way, but there were not sticky. This is the picture of every tourist-oriented places. No dramas!
Yesterday youngsters introduced me with Uber-like taxi booking application “Grab” .
GRAB Taxi booking application for mobile phones…
It was great application to hire cabs and cars even bicycles around Asia. It worked out very well and I paid just 58.000 rupiah (4,5 US dollar). The communication with the driver was complicated a bit but I sort it out by having help of the locals. Thanks that I have my new Indonesian SIMcard. It work well and most probably less than a half price of other renting rates. And there is no need to bargain. The price is fixed when you book it.
I met a beautiful Italian couple A&G on the beach. Actually I requested to keep an eye on my small backpack while I am swimming in the ocean. There were big waves and the current was really strong but not stronger than a enthusiastic traveler. The vagabond beach dogs were enjoying the waves as well.
I went in hotels (most of them) they were amazingly good looking for mainstream tourists. I swam in the pools, ate in their restaurants. As a result I enjoyed a lot. On the way back I left my small backpack to a tailor for repairing its torn zipper. I went another full body massage (70.000 rupiah) but this time the lady was covertly forcing for a happy ending and planning a rip-off afterwards. ok. This is the reality of cheap stuff. Nothing is Kuta is not proper for me for more than a day. But I enjoyed my experiences very much.
In hostel dormitory I met an shy Indonesian good man (20 years old). We wandered in Kuta at night together. We ate in a touristic but local seemingly place and walked through the streets. Even though he does not speak or comprehend proper English, my mate for the night was very happy. And he was really trying good. The next day I rented a scooter and went with him Jimbaran and Uluwatu Temple.
Jimbaran and Uluwatu Temple…
Now it is 07 September. Computer clock shows 01:44. This is the price of writing a blog. Let’s see if I can keep up with it. Sorry for the mistakes but I am sleeping already.
05 September 2017, Denpasar, Bali
Hello everyone! What a day!
This is my first day in Bali. Actualy I didn’t intend to make so many things but this post is not enough to describe-tell-explain my experiences just after 7 hour walking in Denpasar. Some days in our lives is so short but contrary is so important or full of events. This was a day one of them. Some friends advised me not to write too long which is hard for me sometimes. Anyway I will tell the story as it comes through.
I left my accommodation at 12:30 and I just walk through Denpasar streets. I had no pre-reading about place. No information regarding danger or so. I just went out in a country and started to walk. I stopped every single point trying to communicate with local people and try to understand. In Denpasar there was no tourist but full of locals. It didn’t take too long to feel the spirit of the area. My first on the land wandering had strated and I really enjoyed this experience. Basically, I went in temple looking homes, home looking temples. Denpasar has this sort of structure everywhere. I walked in the streets that smells incense, talked the people, ate street food, visited schools, had a full body massage for 45 minutes, played guitar and chatted with local motorbike repairmen. I basically enjoyed and breathed the spirit of the town. I had my Indonesian SIM card (45.000 rupaih = 5 US dollars) and activated it. When I was sipping my vodka in my beautiful accommodation I was full of new memories and information. Unbelievably it was in 7 hour lazy and very slow walking with hundred of stops. I don’t want to burst out with the information I got bu I will try to tell some of my feelings.
This article is not enough to explain my satisfaction. I am not a main stream guy to do basics of internet advises. I just follow my faith, time and flow.
These are basic photos from the day;
11 August 2017, Broome (Western Australia)
I am in Broome. I came here yesterday. Karijini was super. I will wander around Dampier Peninsula and get ready for my (hopefully) Kimberly and Gibbs River Road adventure.
Let’s see what will be next stop on the way. Love from the roads!