Bali Island, the Right Place to Spend Holiday
Tropical weather, white sand, wavy wave, blue ocean...who doesn't know Bali island? Even some peoples mistaken that Bali is separated country from Indonesia. Nope, Bali is just one of most favorite place to be visited among thousands beautifull places in Indonesia.
My Flight landed on the Ngurah Rai Airport, Denpasar Bali at 00.30 WITA (Waktu Indonesia bagian Tengah / Mid Indonesia Time) and exit from the arrival gate, I directly welcomed with hundreds of brochures that available on tourist information board. The informations is almost complete from car rental, guide service, tour package and hotel and etc. The prices also stated at the brochures, we can pick which one is ok for our pocket. But we don't need to stuck in there, we still can find a lot of services offered outside the airport.
My hotel is located on Legian Street. That was my first time I booked hotel from the internet. The hotel is Dewi Sri Hotel located not at the main road of Legian street, but not too far, about 20 meters only.
I shall take a taxi from airport to legian street. The cabs also available at the airport. No need to be scared about the fares. The price is fixed based on what region we heading. We pay the fare at taxi's platfrom and then escorted to the car.
When I said my destination is Legian street, the taxi's driver suddenly mumbling and didn't seen happy. I asked why and he answered that we will need 3 hours to arrive there. Shock, I check my gps and didn't believe what he said. Based on the map, Legian street shouldn't far from the airport.
Yes, It isn't far but at night, legian street will be very crowded, and traffic jam. It is because legian street consist of many night clubs, bars, karaoke, and factory outlet. At night, where people go to the bars, the narrow legian street will be overcrowded.
|Legian Street |
(even at night it is still bright)
Like I said previously, the hotel is nice. It is consist of white neat cottage with small swimming pool. The rate in there (as I remembered) costs IDR 560.000 for standart room. Breakfast also available at the morning with western food menu. The ommelette is delicious :)
My First day in Bali started with my hunt of beaches, you can read it at my previous post here). But just like I said before, I want to see more than beaches!!!So I skipped my first day trip to my second day trip.
The weather at Bratan Lake is change so fast, from rain shower to hard rain or no rain at all. The mountain usually covered with mist, the water colored black and the temperature quite chill. Because of these conditions, the Bratan lake feels like a mystique yet very beautiful. the 'black' mountain just makes us feel how small we are blend with the nature.
|Pura's reflection on the lake|
Not far from Sukowati, there is Caluk where local sold the silver accessorises. The silver crafted beautifully and sold at shop along the street. Unfortunately, for me, the prices are too high. They sold based on type, art not for the weight. For me, I prefer gold :)...yes call me art-blind..hahahaha.....
My last destination for shopping is (of course) mall...my pick is Discovery Mall side by side with kuta beach.