Needed a long overdue family break so ,me and the Mrs decided to take a short holiday in the magical ,ancient island of Bali.
Getting there. Air Asia sucks .....
Land of a thousand Temples
And many many people
Did i mention thousands of Temples ?
We decided to stay away from the main touristy beach
A tower on the grounds
After walking around its back to the lobby
Really nice grounds
Not too bad :-)
A short walk to the pool
Reminds me of Krabi
Ahhhh Bali :-)
The second pool..
Time to kickback and try the local variety, not too bad
And eat :-)
Today is just to R&R
Nice private beach
Public beach in the distance
The other side
Time for another drink
And watch the sunset :-)
Today is my day :-)
Generally in Indonesia you would rent a Bajaj Pulsar 200cc or a Kawasaki 125/250 KLX. Since my wife is coming along i can't have my usually low standards, sooooooooooo
Say hello to the Harley Davidson Heritage Softtail :-)
Generally i like to ride alone with a GPS for a guide,being lazy this time i hired a guide to lead me around the Island
And off we go...
Riding through the streets of Bali
Black cause its made from Volcanic Rock
Straight through the city
Soon the traffic got less
And the buildings became less
Riding through an outlying town
Scenery along the way-Temples :-)
More open spaces
Still in the lowlands
My ride :-)
And going up...
Passing a village
After some time we stopped for a break
Soon we were back on the road
And the road got windy and headed upward.
One road for everyone...
Soon the views got amazing.
Heading into a town
A lake in the highlands
We pulled off the road by the lake
Have to buy tickets
With its unique Balinese roof
A lake in the highlands
After a look around...
It was time to hit the road again
Less traffic , more curves
T T Kong ?????
A short break in the hills...
Back on the road.
At the north of the island, can you see the sea ?
Passing through Singaraja
More hills to come
A we climbed up the view got better
Till in the distance we saw this...
Passing through a town in the central highlands
The main temple is large so we decided to check it out
Carved towers in the grounds
Ponds and fountains everywhere
I really like this Balinese roof
Soon its back on the road as the next attraction is nearby
We stopped here for lunch. Right on the rim of the crater
The next 3 pics are in sequence of the volcano.L-R
Our 2nd volcano
My first attempt at stitching a panorama.This view is worth it. its a 13km by 10km caldera.
Welcome to Mount Kintamani
Click to enlarge , then click again
Its still active with fresh lava flows-in black
nice restaurant with a view.
From the volcano it was all downhill
At 1 700m the temp was cool and nice
A short rest break by a temple.
Close to the south of the island
Riding through Denpasar
Reached back, bathe, change , pool, drink & sunset :-)
Today is a short trip only.
To see the famous Tanah Lot temple
Its on a tiny island only connected to the mainland during low tide.
Welcome to Tanah Lot
You are allowed in only to pray
The surrounding view
After having our fill, its back for more R&R
Today is our last day.It was spent doing a lot of this...
And this ..... :-)
Bali was really nice and the people were very friendly.