Day Trip, Bali
For a great day out, get a fun driver. We were lucky to have Nyoman Darma of Balidriveservice.com. He knows Bali like the back of his hands and is always jovial and funny. He gave us a very memorable day out around Bali, including taking us on his own initiative to a holy spring temple Tirta Empal on a full moon day. The ceremony was wonderful on that special day, with heaving masses of people politely entering a pool dressed in their ceremonial best clothes.
We also enjoyed the local Babi Guling (suckling pig) stall he brought us to, as well as the free sampling of delicious coffees and teas at a plantation. We were interested in paintings and he brought us to a great gallery with wonderful works. And the ancient cave temple - Gajah Goa - was interesting. But what made the day for us was Nyoman with his sense of mischief and humour. It was just a one-day tour but the stories he told and the experiences he showed us made it feel like much more. I highly recommend Nyoman for an unforgettable experience of bali.