21 janvier 2008

Day 11: last day with my parents in Kuala Lumpur

That was on the 20 of December and when I'm trying to remember what we did I've the feeling that it passed too fast..We woke up, had breakfast in a Indian stall (tea and roti Banana, yuuummmy), went to the Bird Park (30MYR (7euros) per person):   We went to the orchid garden (1MYR/pers) We had lunch at little India (Nasi Briyani and Chicken Matalla), went to Batu Caves (see this trip), and ended the day at Times Square shopping (one of the biggest mall in Southeast Asia, see this trip). We finally had to go to the aiport (we... [Lire la suite]
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21 janvier 2008

Day 10: last in Bali and D-1 before my parents leave

Our flight was scheduled at 7pm so we almost  had an entire day to enjoy Bali as much as possible before leaving it.We took our motorbikes again and went randomly up the moutains to look around and we ended following Balinese to know where they were ending to. We went up and up and up again to finally stop and realize that they were attending a wedding to the Bride's place. Therefore we didn't stay and decided to go down and that was the biggest problem: at two on the motorbikes when it's really steep and your brakes don't really... [Lire la suite]
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21 janvier 2008

Last night in Bali and best sunset ever

"Best sunset ever". Yeah it's a big word but that one was The one at least during Bali. Enjoy:
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21 janvier 2008

Day 9: Lovina

Day 9 was the 18 of December and the thing I remember is that we were really glad to leave Candikuning for Lovina, to leave the humidity and the coldess and find (again) sun, blue sky, and warmer temperatures.The night we spent in Candikuning was definitely one of the coldess I experienced since I arrived in Southeast Asia so therefore don't laugh at this picture even if  I'm doing it hahahaha:So we took a taxi and headed to the North coast of Bali. We paid something like 250 000 Rp for a package to Lovina which included several... [Lire la suite]
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20 janvier 2008

Day 8: Candikuning and Lake Bratan

Day 8 of vacation since I left Singapore on the 9th of December, and still with my parents in Bali. So where were we? Er...hard to remember..ah yeah Candikuning and the lake Bratan. How come I almost forgot a place like that? It's humid, foggy, cloudy, rainy, and remote hence it is definitely something hard to forget when you're going to Bali for the sun and the beaches (at least it's one the main reason).  By the way to go from Ubud to Candikuning it costs roughly 200,000Rp.Ok we didn't have the best wheather ever in this place... [Lire la suite]
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22 décembre 2007

Day 7: Holy Spring in Sebatu and Arma Museum

Third day in Ubud and still not bored: I think the breakfast that 3 Dewi's guesthouse is serving might play a role in it: the fresh fruit salad + toasts + tea/coffee is really a good way to start a new day and to think about things to do. We wanted to tour around Lake Bratan (west of Mt Batur area) but we realized that it was too far in motorbike (we did it later in car and it took us 1 hour and half to reach it...). So we found a plan "B" which was going to Sebatu (15km north of Ubud) to visit a Holy Spring and ending... [Lire la suite]
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22 décembre 2007

Day 6: Trekking to Mt Batur for sunrise...

Mt Batur is volcano in the north of Bali which is more accessible to tourists with its 1717m height than the highest point in Bali: Mt Agung (about 3100 m high). We got up at 2:30, drove an hour to reach Penolokan from where the trekking starts. You're accompanied with a guide from the Association of Mount Batur Trekkink Guides that leads the way up to the chalet where you stop to admire the sunrise. The trek is quite easy in its first part and gets more complicated when you reach the volcano itself. However it's something that... [Lire la suite]
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22 décembre 2007

Day 5: first day in Ubud

To go to Ubud from Nusa Lenbongan you have to go back to Sanur (we took the public boat at 8am: 45 000Rp), and then a cab for an 1 hour (100 000Rp). Nusa Lenbongan was really nice, but there is not that much to do except chilling (which is good because the beaches are really nice and nobody is there). However you have to opportunity to get close to them, see their life like picking seaweed in the morning (dozens of people were doing it when we left because it was low tide). Ubud on the other hand is full of activities: it's the... [Lire la suite]
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22 décembre 2007

Day 4: Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan is an island located on the east of Bali (between Bali and Lombok) and is in the North of Nusa Penida which is bigger. To get there you can take a public boat from Sanur (if I'm correct one at 8:30am which cost 45 000Rp and another one at 10 000 that costs 60 000Rp). It takes about an hour and a half to do the crossing. The boats are quite local which theirs bamboo "sticks" on each side to maintain the equilibrium of the boat (apparently it's likely to move during the crossing but we didn't experienced it).... [Lire la suite]
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22 décembre 2007

Day 3: Things to see in South Bali.

Once you're done with Kuta Beach and you're fed up of shopping on Legian street you still have plenty of things to do in South Bali. The good thing is that I've been to Bali before so I knew where to go. First thing which I'll recommend is the temple of Uluwatu at the extreme southwest of Bali. This temple is located 30m above the sea level on a cliff. I'd like to show you some pictures of it but unfortunately I didn't bring the cable to transfer the pictures from my camera to the camera...Nevermind, Uluwatu temple it is definitely... [Lire la suite]
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