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  • Day10

    Temples in Central Bali

    July 27, 2018 in Indonesia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    From Jatiluwih we went to two different temples before we arrived in Ubud. First we visited the kind of mysterious Pura Luhur Batukaru where we we lucky to witnes a temple ceremony for the celebration of full moon and then we went on to Pura Taman Ayun which was much more touristy but still quite nice.Read more

  • Day7

    More temples, Cocoa and Monkeys!

    June 13, 2018 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    As we were only supposed to stay in Ubud 2 days and it is now our 6th we decided to power on and see as many sites as we could! First stop was a temple hidden in the depths of the jungle.

    The drive was really lovely although 2 hours to get the temple was maybe somewhat unnecessary. It was pleasant but not memorable. Next stop was something I've been wanting to do since coming to SEA, visit a cacao farm. We went to the local Cau Chovate farm which was small but cute with a small tour around the farm, free hot chocolate, chocolate cake, chocolate ice cream and tasters of all their different types of chocolate with milk and palm sugar. The tour although simple was really interesting as I had never seen a Cacao fruit or seen the beans inside. We tried the beans raw straight from the fruit and they had a slimy white sour outside with a bitter purple bean inside. It was a very interesting flavour! Feeling very very full we headed to monkey forest.

    I was slightly disappointed as I was hoping to see the monkeys perform something mischievous but actually they were pretty good monkeys and did not steal people's food or sunglasses ☺️

    It was about 4:30pm and after a bit of umming and ahhing whether to head back to the homestay or whether to head to watch the herons we decided to watch the herons. It was a bit of a far drive but we got to the viewing platform with plenty of time to spare. We didn't have high expectations of this but had read that at 6pm 20,000 egrets fly in to this small town to sleep after a day of eating insects in the rice fields. And honestly I wasn't disappointed! It was amazing to see all the birds swoop in large flocks and take rest on the trees around. Unfortunately my picture don't show how impressive it was but it was one of those you had to be there moments!

    For dinner we found a lovely lady on the side of the street selling chicken and rice and then headed back to the homestay for our last sleep in Ubud.
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  • Day3

    Tour mit Tempel, Dorf und Strand

    May 12, 2018 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Während ich in Canggu war, habe ich mir über AirBnB eine geführte Tour zu einem Tempel, balinesischem Dorf und Strand gebucht. Die Fahrten zu den Orten waren mit einem Jeep bei dem man das Dach öffnen konnte, das war bei den Temperaturen echt angenehm. Mit mir sind zwei andere alleinreisende Frauen auf der Tour gewesen.
    Zunächst einmal ging es zum Tempel Pura Luhur Batukau, von dem man eigentlich den Berg Batukau sieht aber an dem Tag an dem ich da war, war es zu bewölkt. Unser balinesische Guide Wayan hat uns viel über den Hinduismus erklärt. Man darf einen Tempel nicht ohne bedeckte Beine (lange Hose, Rock oder Sarong, gilt für Mann und Frau) betreten, wenn man seine Periode hat oder schwanger ist. Ansonsten sind Mann und Frau gleichgestellt, wofür die zwei symmetrischen Türme am Eingang ein jedem Tempel stehen. 👫
    Bevor es zum Strand ging, hat uns Wayan durch ein kleines, traditionelles balinesisches Dorf geführt und erklärt wie die Menschen hier leben.
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  • Day5

    Pura Luhur Batukaru

    January 3, 2017 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Der zweite Tempel lag oben auf einem Berg. Stefan machte im Rock (Sarong) wie immer eine gute Figur 😉 Wie wichtig ein Tempel für die Hindus ist, erkennt man an der Anzahl der Dächer des Hauptschreins (hier nicht zu sehen, aber 7 Dächer waren es) 🏯Read more

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