7D6N in Bali (Part 2)Sunday, April 06, 2014
Continuing from Part 1, I will blog about Day 4-7 in this post in Bali :)
The day after Valentine's Day, we rented a scooter from the street just right across our hotel. Intitially they quoted us 80k rupiah but we managed to bargain to 50k (SGD 5) woohoo! Before renting, remember to check that they have already filled up the petrol for you.
After our buffet breakfast in our hotel, we took the scooter out for a ride and with our handy GPS, we decided to head straight up to Pandawa Beach, also known as Secret Beach to the locals. How did we find out about this beauty? All thanks to one of the locals working at a bread shop at a newly opened shopping mall just right next to our hotel! (Sorry can't remember the name of the shopping mall :()
It was a one hour journey ride here, with lots of narrow roads and we passed by lots of villages and took quite a lot of short cuts. The journey was rather tough, so if you're not an experienced rider, you may want to opt for taking a taxi here instead!
Anyway, there's no snorkeling offered here due to the nature of the water. It seemed to be that Bali's beaches have too much waves that makes it impossible for us to even swim in the sea -_-
That said, it doesn't mean we can't have fun!!
After our adventure at Pandawa Beach, (and thank goodness that we finished all our water activities), it started raining super duper heavily so we ran to the shops and had Bakso (pork soup noodles) for lunch while waiting for the rain to subside.. But sadly it continued raining even heavily so we ran to our scooter and rode in the pouring rain back to Kuta :( Not to forget our helmets were filled with water.. Freaking disgusting but what an experience! :P
Washed up and decided to venture to Legian/Seminyak for some awesome dinner!
According to our itinerary, we HAD to try the pork ribs from Naughty Nuri's so again, GPS led us to Naughty Nuri and there was a long queue forming outside already!
We had quite a hard time locating the place because GPS wasn't so accurate about the exact location. But in any case, ask for directions if you're lost! We went about for several rounds (and were sooo damn hungry) before finding Naughty Nuri's.
Because of the long queue, customers had to sit together in every table so we got to share our table with some other couples, all from different countries :) The aroma of the bbq-ed pork ribs were all over the restaurant... and luckily the food arrived really fast! (at least it came before we died from hunger lol)
Naughty Nuri is located at Jalan Batubelig, 41 and I think it's quite near Seminyak?
Check out their website here for more information :)
Woke up at 7am for our breakfast buffet (HAHA yes.. we have the breakfast buffet every single day cos its damn good!) while waiting for our Gede tour driver to come pick us up at 8am.
He was a friendly and rather young man who came just right on the dot! We were still having breakfast and he waited patiently for us to finish. Also, he brought some refreshments in the car so we could have it while we're thirsty! Super thoughtful of him :)
First stop was a trip to Batubulan Village to catch the Barong and Keris dance
After the show, we bought a souvenir for them.. Not your ordinary keychains or what but a customised T-shirt with my bf and I on the shirt! And it cost only 90k rupiah :)
Next stop was a trip to the Art Village Batik and Silver Smith Village.
Indeed an eye opener and a different type of batik (see my Bali Part 1 trip to Lembongan) This time, they painted the batik by hand and the colours were so pretty!
In fact, I was quite tempted to buy some of the batiks there but they were so costly :( About 320k - 500k for one batik itself!
Can't wait to have lunch!
Ibu Oka - Suckling Pig served with rice
Both pictures are the same dish but presented a little differently? Anyway this one came with a soup :)
The suckling pig was a tad salty for my liking but the taste was alright :) and the meat was so tender and good!
This parrot is seriously super adorable pls! We kept on rubbing its head and when we stopped, it tilted his head forward for us to rub it again!
At the narrow alley~ And seriously super narrow.. Hahha
Caught sight of some locals entering the palace.. Can't help but wonder are they the King's servants? Hahaha
We actually climbed down to the middle of the mountain just to take this shot.. And I almost tripped. Freaking scary! Imagine falling to the pit bottom -_-
And there're some restaurants facing the paddy fields too! But due to time constraint, we didn't check out the restaurants :(
After having to hug them I felt abit sad to leave Ubud :(
Bf's local delights
While I settled for my wholemeal tuna sandwich with a salad at the side :)
Thanks to his tip about the cafe being located just opposite the clinic, we managed to find it. If not, it'd have been impossible to find the cafe since it's at the back alley and the signboard is barely striking enough for anyone to notice.
The moment we entered the cafe, the aroma of coffee immediately greeted us and the layout of the cafe was so damn pretty!! You wouldn't have expected it judging from the entrance of the cafe.. Hahaha that's why never judge a book by its cover!
A picture with Mr Turtle and his motorbike that has stickers of turtles plastered all around it~
Yangzhou Fried Rice
Yum, ready to dig in!
Assorted vegetables with oyster sauce
Mini Pork burgers (can't remember the name) But I swear this was foodgasm straight up in the mouth! The moment we took our first bite, my bf and I exchanged looks and gobbled the whole thing down :P Hahaha! And that was only our starter ;)
Dear ordered the indonesian satay with rice (goodness I really cant remember the names of the dishes) and he said it was damn good!
The wanton soup that set us craving for more.. The prawn dumplings were sooo good! so juicy and tasty :)
And I guess I found my true love - Vietnamese salad. Omg this has got to be one of the best salads I've ever had in my whole life! I've always hated vegetables.. but not this one ;)
From Bali with love xx