I have always wanted to try bungy jumping and the opportunity came when I arrived in Bali. Bali Bungy Co is located in Kuta, and for USD85, you get one jump, a t-shirt and a video of your experience in a package. You can always do a night jump but it's no thrill because from the top of the tower, you can see the whole of Kuta, Legian and the airport in broad daylight. When I jumped of the tower, I totally freaked out but in a good way. When I got down, I was white as a ghost but I had fun!
For those who don't want to jump, you can chill at the pool bar and have a beer or cocktails. Whatever it is, it's worth the trip to Bali
There are many street shopping area...just like the one in the photos. There's one very near to Kuta beach...all along Legian road...n also a few places more towards Tuban. What you'll find here? Paintings, home decor items, handwoven baskets, clothes, sarong, souvenirs, wood carvings, accessories for the ladies, immitation handbags and etc.
I never really like walking...especially when it's more than 1km or when there're going up and down the hill spots. However, I've learnt that the best things are seen/found while walking. I suppose when walking...we can stop at any time we want...to check out things...rather than taking cabs or other transport...where stopping at any time at any locations...that can be very challenging.
I found many people doing this. Many will find a good seat by the beach...waiting for sunset. Some took the opportunity to take silhoutte photos of themselves...posing with various styles under the sunset while others just seated quietly watching the sun dissapear.
To those who don't mind getting tanned...pigmentations...freckles...redness and etc...this is a good thing to do. They got many of those comfortable lazy chairs and umbrellas along the beach for rent. Views are great. As for hubby and me...we chose to just walk along the beach...sat by the beach just before sunset...it's much cooler.
It's nice walking along the beach...you get to see many Balinese trying to sell whatever to everyone there...tourists sunbathing...kids playing around...people seating...walking...just enjoying the nice view by the beach.
Shopping is one of the things to do in Kuta...especially shopping for home decorative items. You can find many shops here selling unique looking decorative items for your home...like the one in the picture.
I'm not so sure what's the function of those colourful plate looking things in the picture...merely placed at home as accessories maybe. They're also sold separately and come in many sizes. I think they can be used as a tray for fruits...candles...and other things. They come in many colours as well.
I found the same thing in KL...sold at RM200...whereas it's only around Rp100,000 (that's about MYR35.00) if you bargain hard enough.
In my country the Indians do 'kolam' (a decorative artwok) on the floor using multicolours of rice. Here...similar thing is found...only different they're made from flowers of many colours and done in the water.
WHEN IN KUTA GET A CHANCE TO GO OVER TO THE SPOT WHERE THOSE PEOPLE HAD LOST THEIR LIVES BECAUSE OF THE BOMBING. ..IT MAKES YOU THINK OF BEING THANKFUL THAT AT LEAST SOMEONE WOULD PUT A MEMORIAL WITH ALL THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO HAD BEEN THERE AT THAT TIME AND ARE NOT TOTALLY FORGOTTEN...
THAT ON OCTOBER 12 2002 THAT CRAZY TERRORISTS WOULD BOMB TWO NIGHTCLUBS IN KUTA BALI KILLING 200 AND INJURING OVER 300 PEOPLE.... : ( AND ALSO HOW THAT EVENT CAUSED DEEP PAIN FOR THE ECONOMY OF THE PEOPLE OF BALI. ..CAUSE EVERYONE WAS FRIGHTENED TO VACATION THERE...
Maybe the most known image of the island. Balinese rice teraces have a history of more than 2,000 years. Rice is the basic food for islanders, that´s why generation after generation keeps in shape the steeped terraces. Rice farmers join a community cooperative (as they ancestors did) that helps ensure the corrrect irrigation for all the farmers.
During my stay in Kuta, in the outskirts of Legian, i saw this Balinese ritual. It was very colorful but quite scary. i don´t know the name of the celebration or the meaning, i was the only western in the area. Someone in the hotel told me that maybe it could be the "Melasti" a purification festival. During the ceremony the villagers dress their finest clothes, and take the offerings and gods to the sea, shouting, singing and playing drums. This is more or less what i saw...Maybe someone could correct me.
if you always one to have one but too afraid with the pain and commitment with the real one, you can get the temporary tatoo.
just wait on the beach, there will be some people carrying plastic folder filled with all kind of drawing you can choose.
Kuta and Legian
Practically on the opposite side of Sanur, the beaches of Kuta and Legian stretch on the southwestern side of Bali, again only about 5 to 10 minute drive from Denpasar or the airport. Surfing is a major activity in these beaches. Shops, Kecak dance performances, pubs, and other facilities make Kuta a tourist mecca.
Jimbaran is directly south of the airport, on the way from Denpasar towards Nusa Dua. The village of Jimbaran is the narrow neck of the island of Bali, and thus it has two remarkably different beaches. On the west, Jimbaran Beach faces the Jimbaran Bay, recently lined by new luxurious resorts. On the east, the beach faces the body of water sheltered by Benoa Harbor.
Nusa Dua is a new luxurious resort area where the world's most sumptuous hotels gracefully integrate into the beautiful white beaches. Crystal clear water provides excellent snorkeling and diving site, and the waves on the northern and the southern part of Nusa Dua allow for great surfing opportunity.
Further northwest from Denpasar, on the way to Gilimanuk, the ferry port town that connects Bali and Java, there is a small quiet beach called Soka Beach.
Continuing along the path towards Gilimanuk, near the village of Pulukan, the beach of Medewi is another beautiful beach.
Near the northern tip of the island of Bali lies a stretch of villages by the Bali Sea. Lovina Beach is the name. It is well known as an excellent site for sunset watching, snorkeling, and diving. Night life activities are also abound, as well as chartered boats to go out into the sea. If you like what Kuta offers but do not like the crowd, Lovina Beach is for you.
Spa is pretty inexpensive if you can find the right one in Bali. We went to this place called Secret Garden Hair and Body Spa.
Found this spa online and booked an appointment.
We had java lulur scrub, followed by a massage, Flower Bath, Facial, Mani and Pedi and ending with a hair cut. All these for about 620,000Rp for both.
When I have my breakfast in the morning, i saw this 2 kids selling fruits in the basket, but they carry on head.... and the local custom, they will carry everything on head, even 1 sack of rice 50kg!! really strong people.
And this 2 kids, even must selling from morning, but they always happy... almost every morning I saw them... they like to make a joke and chit chat too....