XVII : Traces of Indonesia - Tirta Empul & Rice Terrace

>> Friday, August 20, 2010

Time to check out and next stop would be Ubud. On our way, we dropped by to a few spots. Tirta Empul Temple which also known as Tampak Siring Temple would be one of them. It is a holy spring water temple located in Tampak Siring Village, Gianyar regency and it is about 39 km eastwards from Denpasar town.


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The entrance
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In this inscription, the Tirta Empul is named by the Tirta Ri Air Hampul and then the name has changed into Tirta Hampul and finally become the Tirta Empul. Tirta Ri air hampul is meaning the water emerge or the holy pool (Petirthan) which is the water emerge from the land.

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and I truly heart this picture!
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I believe this should be a nice spot to nap :)
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A closer shot for you to enjoy.
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This is a way where the Balinese offers during prayers. Hence, this is common in Bali regardless where you go.
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Aren't the carvings amazing?

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Fish food
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Feeding time!
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Have I ever mentioned that I love taking pictures of signs?
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Along the way, after sleeping and waking up and sleep again, we woke up at the Rice Terrace.
 

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Just another spot to look see.
That's when I spotted flowers and it reminded me so much of Perth. FML!
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Same thing applies. They make those kids linger around the place in a way pressuring the tourist to buy souvenirs. Its a trick! :D

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XVI : Traces of Indonesia - Sailand for Kopi Luwak

>> Saturday, August 14, 2010


If I am hardworking enough, I might be able to finish the entire Indonesia backpacking entries by this week. At the rate that I am working on these handful of photos, indeed its a killer but well, each and every of the pictures brought back a lot of memories. I did enjoyed myself during this trip but there was something bothering me which I lost it when I landed back in my home land. Well, looking at these pictures reminded me of a lot of stuff.


Anyway, welcome to Sailand! Yes, this place is called Sailand.
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Flowers
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Love at first sight! <3

Some caffeine, anyone?
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Dare to try?
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Beans

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More beans

The feymes Kopi Luwak. It was kinda pathetic, or maybe it seemed pathetic. Neither. 12 bloggers shared a little cup of coffee. Interesting, no?


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Jenama Sailand!
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The long awaited Kopi Luwak!

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Kodomo!
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Poor little thing ...
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Throughout my trip, there was something lingering in my mind which I wanna tell the person so badly but little did I know, there wasn't isn't a chance for me to tell. The things I saw, tasted and experienced are the things that I wish to share. Do you wanna be the one?

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XV : Traces of Indonesia - Mount Batur Aftermath

>> Thursday, August 12, 2010

The killer mountain! :) It looks easy but looks can be very deceiving! 
Hello again Mount Batur, after the conquer

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We stayed here, Hotel Surya. To be honest when we reached at night, this place looks eerie with no lights were turned on and indeed many funny stuff crossed my head.
 
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The lone ranger ...
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We then had our breakfast before we even clean up! We were all so hungry that we can eat cows! While waiting for our meal to be served, as usual, photo taking would be the only pass time.

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Mount Batur Aftermath

The overall of Hotel Surya, a good place to drop in if you would like to conquer Mount Batur like we did. After all, we spent only 4hours of sleep here!
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My roomDoor knob

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Our transport all around Bali.
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We then left Hotel Surya and the journey exploring Bali continued.
Next would be lunch ... on the hill overseeing Mount Batur.

Looks easy right?! Told ya! Looks can be deceiving.
Mount Batur
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Anyway, the interior of the restaurant

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Hence, it would be a lunch buffet.

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It was windy and I did enjoyed the view while feeding myself.

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Still can't get over Mount Batur... like SERIOUSLY!

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Next stop would be . . .
Stay tune XD

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