Sometimes, you see a place and in awe for what it is. It's seldom you find a room that seems be able to get better. I'm not sure because it's not expected, but for sure a treat. Obsession with this hotel is the right term for this Bali trip. I realize that going on a hotel that is overlooking mountains have a surprise element in the evening. As the star gazes with the pitch black darkness, there's white fabric surrounded everywhere of this hotel room, from the curtains to
Let's swim for the world is better place because of nature. On our first attempt to visit a waterfalls in Bali, Munduk is on the list. Though pretty large, it's more of the type to look at and enjoy. I want to see more, a waterfalls that can swim in after a hike. Thus, Banyumala Twin Waterfalls, not the friendliest trail, 25 minutes of steep steps down the mountain. There are more locals around. On your left, there's a mini waterfalls from a down stream river. On the r
Bali is filled with Royal Kingdom Histories, princesses, sultans, queens, and the list go on. With every rich culture, there's color, dances, and folk music waited to be showcased. Stepping in Bali, right at the airport, you are welcomed with intricate masks and monuments of lavish monkeys with such expressive facial reactions. How can we go all the way this part of the world, travel 24 hours flight and see for ourself what is the buzz is all about? We pull the trigger on
Island life is all about green lushes, crystal blue water, and in short paradise. Between paradise and beauty of nature is the truth about heat and humidity of any island there is. Though this is not a all about cliche blog, part of it is. Outside the heat, can't really say anything else but a good life and thankful for it. 20 minutes drive from Ubud Centre, in an old Balinese fashion, 1 hour late, we reach Kupu-Kupu Barong. It's a hotel on a hilltop that's overlooking and
As sucker for all pampering and couple things, part of our package is a massage. It's not quite as advertised on having massage bed by the pool, with elephants on the other fence, though I am thankful for that. You see there's funny thing about nature. It's great, pretty, and wild, at the same time painful, exhausting, and a bit smelly. Whenever, there's a chance to have the best of both world, meaning take the the good without the bad, it's always a win, win. Right below o
I've said this before and will say it again, Bali took our river rafting virginity! For a couple who lives on street with houses and apartments on top of each other, and body of water that I'm not sure to what to made out of, it's pretty from far but wouldn't dare to go in it, I'm not prepare for the Ayung River. We rush to the front desk, and among others we get our ride to head to the office. Bali seems to have festival almost everyday, so streets are always decorated.
Elephants, elephants, and elephants, unique theme for this trip. Though I'm not ready for a real safari experience in place like Africa, sure is ready to touch, feel, and play with elephants. I got just that. About an hour drive from Ubud Centre, located is a conservatory for the giant mammals. There's a really sad story as to how this resort came about. The lodge's main goal is to save as much giants as they can. There's a part of Indonesia, in Mantra to be exact, that