2nd day in Bali. I woke up at 5.45 am. I must be early for the morning jog. Or so I thought.
When I reached the beach, I could see joggers young and old were already ahead of me. Gosh.. what time did they wake up? 4.00am???
Alright... you might ask who in their friggin mind would go for an early morning jog on their holiday? Well.. MOI!! I might not do it if I were in other places but this is Bali we're talking here.
Armed with my Canon digicam and my Ipod, i started my jog from Kuta beach then to the beaches of Legian and Seminyak.
The serenity of the morning sky. The sound of waves. The beautiful Balinese people. Ahhhh.... I wish I was rich enough to retire in Bali now.
By 8 am, I was waiting for Nyoman at the hotel. He was punctual, as usual.
Our first stop was Pura Tirta Empul.
They had a religious ceremony on that day. According to Nyoman, that day was the day the Balinese would go to the Pura to cleanse themselves at the Pura's spring water pool.
Saiful with goatee would look exactly like the man on the rightInside the Pura was this pool where they perform the cleansing ritual. Yeahh.. everyone was properly attired, of course. Yang perempuan berkemban and the guys pakai sarong.
If not for a handful of other tourists who were also there, I would have looked like a pervert snapping photos of people in wet sarongs.
Stephanie would come at any cost for a sight like this
Our next stop was an eco farm. Well, that's what it said on the entrance's signboard. More like a tiny weeny farm to me. But there I had my first taste of Kopi Luwak (Civet Coffee). For a non coffee lover like moi, it tastes like any other coffee. Or was I cheated and given a normal coffee instead?? Hmmmm...
Then about an hour later, I was at restaurant Batur Sari which had the best view of Gunung Kintamani. It was really cool and I had no jacket or fleece with me. A couple of Taiwanese girls were only in their tank tops (with jeans la ). Menggigil sakan deme.
Bertuah tul si Nyoman nih.. aku suruh amik background Kintamani tu kat tengah
Had lunch at the restaurant in a gazebo facing the majestic mountain. The food was not that great. But the view more than made up for the mediocre food.
Continued in my next entry....