02 March 2010

Bali.

I've seen so many pictures of Bali and heard so many stories about it, I was so excited to finally visit the island.

We stayed at the fashionable, upscale village of Seminyak, a 20-minute taxi-ride to the famous Kuta Bali. Seminyak, in contrast to the crowded Kuta, is quiet and absolutely charming.

Shadie booked us a villa at the Mutiara Boutique Resort and Villas and we loved that each villa has its own pool because I personally didn't like the brown-sand, big-wave beaches of Bali. Understandably so, because I come from a country with beautiful white sand beaches.

I learned that people actually do not go to Bali for the beach but for Bali's art and culture (although some people go there to surf).

My friends and I adored Seminyak for its charm, but we also didn't miss Kuta and went there to shop a little, check out restos, eat gelato, get balinese massages, and visit ground zero.

Sharing some photos of Bali.


Welcome drinks at Mutiara. I highly recommend this hotel. The service is wonderful.


Our Villa. I wish I brought my wide angle lens.


What's more awesome than having the moon and the stars watch you while taking a bath?
Love the outdoor baths of both floors in our villa.


A quick pose before exploring Kuta.


Kuta: busy, touristy, terrible traffic... but alive and awesome.


Had dinner here. The food was great.


Lazumba serves sate on your table like this. Yum.


Rissa and I. Laughter, food, friendship, photographs.


I was with shoppers. What do you expect? Shopping after dinner.
And this is not the end of the shopping spree. LOL


Looking.


The beach near our hotel.


A ceremony for children was being held when we arrived.


I think this ceremony is called Odalan (6 months), hope I'm right.


Parents and children all dressed up for the ceremony.


Their birthdays are celebrated ritually every six months.


Offering food and flowers.


Horseback riding.


Horses and tourists.


Big waves. That's why many love to surf here.


So many tourist desks like this in the island.


Every detail is well thought out, even door handles.


Even their manhole covers are pretty.

More photos of Bali soon.


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Lynette March 3, 2010 at 2:34 AM  

love these photos Ai! Wish I was there. If only to eat & observe. =) Don't care much abt shopping, really. Haha!

Tita Lou March 3, 2010 at 3:15 AM  

Of course, as always the pictures are lovely, lively and colorful. Are those trash in the beach? Too bad if they are.

Aileen Siroy March 3, 2010 at 3:48 PM  

Lynette said...
love these photos Ai! Wish I was there. If only to eat & observe. =) Don't care much abt shopping, really. Haha!

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I think you'd love it there, Nette.
The culture is very rich, and the people are very nice and polite.
I don't care much about shopping, too (except for pasalubong).
I did a lot of observing and clicking. :)

Amazing, amazing place. :)

Aileen Siroy March 3, 2010 at 3:53 PM  

Tita Lou said...
Of course, as always the pictures are lovely, lively and colorful. Are those trash in the beach? Too bad if they are.

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This beach is near a temple and they do ceremonies there.
They do offerings of flowers and food
placed on coconut leaves formed like boxes.
And they leave it there on the sand.

Thanks, Tita. :)

Mina March 3, 2010 at 6:15 PM  

Oooh I love the waves photo Ai! Bali is now on my list of must-see!

Liza March 6, 2010 at 6:30 AM  

Hala, ka-nice didto! Ibog kaayo ko sa inyong private villa! Wish makaabot sad ko diri someday!

Daghan na kaayo ko places gusto adtoon, Ai because of you--Palawan, Camiguin and now Bali! :-)

Aileen Siroy March 6, 2010 at 12:39 PM  

Mina said...
Oooh I love the waves photo Ai! Bali is now on my list of must-see!

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Thank you, Min :) The sand and the beach is nothing like Boracay, but I think you'd love the spirit of the place. :)

Aileen Siroy March 6, 2010 at 12:42 PM  

Liza said...
Hala, ka-nice didto! Ibog kaayo ko sa inyong private villa! Wish makaabot sad ko diri someday!

Daghan na kaayo ko places gusto adtoon, Ai because of you--Palawan, Camiguin and now Bali! :-)

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We love the villa, Liz. :)
Visit all of them, Liz, and I know you'd enjoy them. :)

Filipinas March 7, 2010 at 1:59 AM  

What a wonderful place! your photos are all so lovely. :D

Aileen Siroy April 4, 2010 at 3:14 AM  

Filipinas said..
What a wonderful place! your photos are all so lovely. :D

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Thank you, Fil! :)

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