Thursday, March 11, 2010

Bali Trip Day 2

Let's continue with Bali Trip Day 2.

Day 2, we had to check out from hotel early in the morning to move to the northern part of Bali. Along the journey we drop by various places. The first place that we went was a silver-making shop that sell various jeweleries.Then, we head to a place named Padi Prada. This place is famous for its cripsy duck. The portion of the food is huge! I wonder why Balinese like to serve big portion of food. Crispy duck is really crispy, but I feel it is too oily.Then, we were sent to Ubud and free and easy along the busy market, selling shirts, paintings, creative wooden handicraft. This is a good place to improve your bargaining skill. Once you enter those shop, it is hard for you to exit, unless you introduce new customer to them (Jason's skill.. haha).
Not far away from the market is a temple. Well, Bali is full with temples, as the island is populated by >90% Hindus. As usual, we do crazy pose at temples!Just opposite the temple is the famous Ibu Oka Ubud, that sells Babi Guling. If you were to enter their shop, you may notice the whole pig's skin being peeled off, and meats being chopped into pieces to be served. It may look terrible.But after it is being served, it looks nice. The skin is really crispy, and people go to the shop aiming to get the skin. It is being served with a type of sauce (I don't know what is the name of the sauce). Babi guling is just edible, but it is something that you must try if you go to Bali.
Due to request by Choo Uei, we head to coffee farm to try the famous and expensive Luwak coffee. We were brought on tour to learn about Male and Female coffee seed. Well, male coffee seeds are much valuable in term of value. 1 cup of Luwak coffee cost us 30,000 rupiah (about RM 11 per cup). I don't really like the taste of Luwak coffee. They also have coffee cigarette there. Well, from smoker's point of view, it is not as good as the normal cigarette.Our last stop before being sent to hotel was to Kintamani, where we can see beautiful view of 2 volcanoes. Gunung .. and Gunung Abang. This is the first time I see volcano from such a close distance. Both the volcanoes are separeted by a lake. The view is really magnificent.
That's all for Day 2.. and it has been a tiring day for us. We were brought for a beach side dinner, and check-in to our hotel at Melka Excelsior Hotel.

Stay tune for Bali Trip Day 3

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