30 October 2012

Bali

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


And bikes



Did i mention thousands of Temples ?


We decided to stay away from the main touristy beach


Nice decor



A tower on the grounds



Nice door


After walking around its back to the lobby



More decor




Really nice grounds




Not too bad  :-)



A short walk to the pool




Nice green


Reminds me of Krabi


More grounds



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  :-)




Day 2

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  :-)


Nice roads...


And going up...


Passing a village



After some time we  stopped for  a break



Hilly country


Soon we were back on the road


And the road got windy and headed upward.


Nice curves


Upwards...


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


Nice grounds


Very nice


This is what i wanted to see.The temple on the lake


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


Nice huh




Carved towers in the grounds



Unique architecture




Ponds and fountains everywhere

Is beeeeeg......



More...



I really like this Balinese roof



Soon its back on the road as the next attraction is nearby


Getting close.



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   :-)


Day 3

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.


Nice huh...


Getting close



Welcome to Tanah Lot



You are allowed in only to pray


The surrounding view


After having our fill, its back for more R&R



Day 4

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.
Good times.
Cheers

6 comments:

  1. ohsemmm bos!! Rasanya kene bawak DUSKY BLACK FJR ride ke sini kot? :P

    -Han-

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  2. wahhh.... ada gambiran on the bike... nice doc... =)

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  3. Sweet holiday with ur ma'am, Brahh..

    HooRahh!

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