From Seminyak, it was a long drive to Karangasem where Puri Agung Semarapura or KlungKung Palace is located. A historical building complex , housing the Hall of Justice or Kerta Gosa Pavillion where Kings of old , cast judgement over local disputes or punish to the wrong doers. While on trial, convicts can view depicting murals of what awaits the sinners in the afterlife painted on the ceiling of the hall. Thieves, adulterer, liars, rapists, murderers will reap what they sow. What comes goes around, comes around. Most Balinese people are Hindus and are deeply religious at that. They strongly believe in Karma.
|The painted ceiling of Kerta Gosa |
The Besakih Temple or the Mother of all Temples in Bali.
The most important Hindu temple in Bali. Grand and majestic, it certainly fits the bill.
Today's trip is long and tiring and we even forget lunch. On the way to home we passed by a coffee farm and tried the infamous Kapi Luwak. Known to be the most expensive coffee in the world. Apparently, coffee beans that has been eaten and defecated, yes you read it right, defecated, by a certain feline specie fetch as much as 6000 dollars a kilo in some countries! Somewhere between its snout and anus must lie the secret process of making the perfect , few dollar$$$ a cup Cat-Poo-chino.
A short stop at this waterfall on the way to Seminyak completed today' s tour. It started to rain again so we did not really manage to expore the place more that we want .
It was a tiring yet fulfilling day. After a heavy dinner and an hour of pampering at the neighboring spa, FF and I went back to our hotel room with a contented smile, many happy holidayers wear. His, was as a matter of fact, much wider. I' not sure if it's the tour, the delicious foods or the 20 finger massage we just had from the Indonesian ladies we thoroughly enjoyed . Yup, 20 fingers....