Bali Made Tour_ made my Balinese dream holiday possible. Unlike most tour companies that bring Tourists from their given
Today's tour guide and driver ,Nyoman Yasa, is more open and better conversed in English language. He will gladly explain things about Bali , its people and heritage as you travel to your chosen destinations.
The streets became noticeably less congested as we drove out of Kuta-Seminyak-Sanur area. Helmets are no longer worn by moppet drivers as we drove past local villages and underage drivers became a common sight.
Typical Balinese kitchen.
After saying good bye to the gracious family, Yasa drove us to the UNESCO cultural landscape , Jatiluwih Rice Terraces
This vast and scenic rice field is a sight to behold. I thought I know a lot about rice, growing up in a farming community back in the Philippines ,but I was still amaze at the sheer height of the rice stalks , which is almost as tall as I am , in this place.
Yasa asked us if we are want to try some local street delicacies , and FF and I readily said '' Yes!''. He is such a gem during our stay in Bali, he brought us places that often serve authentic and really cheap local fares. . He sometimes stop at a local eatery and bring us some typical Balinese snacks. FF and I manage to stay fit and healthy during our 10 day holiday. At Jutiluwih, we feasted on a bagful of rice cakes drizzled with grated coconut and syrup. It was delicious.
It did not take long before the threatening dark clouds got tired of sulking and started pouring. Although Yasa brought us in an elevated area which ought to show the beautiful expanse of the lake, the fog and the mist hindered us to fully appreciate the view. We end up getting inside a local restaurant instead. A redeeming alternative, I tell you.
Pura Taman Ayun or the royal temple in Mengwi, offers well maintained garden, beautiful pagoda and and manicured landscapes. this is another UN world heritage site.
Quiet and with much less tourist compared to other temples in Bali, Mengwi temple is often used for many private and governmental events. Some lavish parties are also held at its vast lawns.
The clock is ticking and knowing how fast sun could set in Bali, we rushed up to the last destination of the day. Tenah Lot Temple. The traffic is once again very bad making us and Yasa quite twitchy,
He channeled his inner Michael Schumacher and wiggle his way out of the traffic and manage to reach Tenah Lot before sundown, letting us marvel at the once again romantic sunsets of Bali while sipping fresh coconut juice and Bintang beer. Aaaaaah what a bliss!