Luxuary trip for us ladyes
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With the reputation of being one of the most beautiful and diverse tourist spots in Asia,
With hundreds of hotels, bars, restaurants and shops Kuta is a major tourist destination.
We choose to stay at The Hard Rock Hotel.
The Hard Rock Hotel Bali is placed close to popular
It is set within three hectares of peaceful gardens. Just a few minutes walk to shops and beach restaurants and fun entertainment venues.
The unusual designed rooms with photos of rock stars offer modern conveniences and amenities.
The Hard Rock Hotel Bali has a variety of dining options and entertainment, and has one of the nicest swimming areas I have seen.
The tropical Indonesian paradise of
Terraced rice paddies seemingly rise up to the sky, while silhouetted palms, still active volcanoes and volcanic lakes contrasts with lovely beaches and lagoons.
Bali`s temples, carved statues and colourful art are evidence of a thriving culture that maintains its freshness and simplicity in a modern age.
We choose to hire a minivan with driver and guide to give us a full day tour.
The tour was a perfect introduction to Bali`s fascinating and handcrafts, offering picturesque rice fields and villages, and the spectacular lake and volcano as a highlight.
First stop in Batubulan to see the colourful and exciting Barong & Kris Dance performance. The play represents an eternal fight between good and evil spirit. Barong (a mythological animal) represents a good spirit and Rangda (a mythological monster) represents an evil one.
The dancer’s presents the play in beautiful costumes; the fight between good and evil is dramatic and full of humour.
Dance and drama are a united form in
Bali`s modern day centre of stone carving is also situated in Batubulan.
A village famous for it`s impressive wood carvings.
Wood and stone carvings have traditionally been featured largely in temple and palace architecture. Immaculately carved demons and mythical beings decorate pillars, door panels, lintels and window shutter with the intention to protect the buildings from evil intruders. Scenes of legendary figures placed within a floral décor, set a more pleasant and educational tone.
With the arrival of European influences, wood carving started to develop along more innovative and commercial lines. Today
My sister Siri is very found of wood carvings and wished to by a gecko to decorate her apartment in
Here we visited the centre of gold and silver smith. Yes, we bought some silver hand craft, for our self and as Christmas presents.
The route took us further up into the mountains. Arriving at Kintamani we enjoyed a spectacular view of
The tour back to our hotel took us to one of Bali`s beautiful rice terraces at Tegelalang.
Rice is the most important food in
We drove up to the village to taste
We drove through Ubud to visit The