Top for only RM20 from LAMIDO.
Next up, we went to Pura Puseh Batuan Temple, “Temple of Origins“，one of the island’s oldest temples. It’s certainly not hard to notice that religion and religious philosophy are part of the daily lives of the Balinese people. This is not in our itinerary but Komang suggested that we should drop by this temple.
Komang told us how Balinese people would give offerings to God daily. It is to give back what has been given to you by the God, and to appease spirits. Just so you know, if you ever stumble upon any offering basket like this, it’s best not to step on it as the whole cosmos is related to it (according to the Balinese people).
There’s smaller gates lead into the inner courtyards. This is the “house” where all the ancient statues are kept. Komang told us, all of these statues are about a thousand years old. We were surprised how well-maintained they are. (ᵒ̤̑ ₀̑ ᵒ̤̑)wow!*✰
In the temple, you will also find a “house” with raised platform that allowed tourist to play the traditional gamelan instruments, A balinese music instruments that include bronze and bamboo xylophones.
boyfriend’s photography skill improved ♥(ˆ⌣ˆԅ), causing me to have a super hard time choosing which one to post. (travel buddies said, even Komang’s photography skill will improve if I were to stay longer, lol.)
Stomach started growling, we then headed to our long-awaited Babi Guling! Everyone say it’s a MUST-TRY in Bali. I set my expectation really high for this. Komang brought us to Babi Guling Ibu Oka, apparently the most famous Babi Guling in Bali.
However, according to Komang, this place has got 2 different set of menu. Local menu, & foreigners menu, which is obviously more expensive, easily twice the price of the local’s. Of course, Komang got us the local price. *happykid smiling so widely*
Babi guling spesial, basically is a little bit of everything on the menu. Rice topped with grilled sausage, grilled pork, and deep-fried pork, Babi Guling for IDR45,000 (RM12). I was never a pork person, but, I have to say, I LOVE THIS, it was mad flavorful! ॱ॰⋆(˶ॢ‾᷄﹃‾᷅˵ॢ)ӵᵘᵐᵐᵞ♡♡♡
We were greeted by a young indonesian, who later led us through the plantation. We have to go through this small strand of road before we reach the plantation area.
Here, we are allowed to learn and take part in the whole coffee lawak (貓屎咖啡） preparation process. One of the world’s most expensive coffee. We were explained on the kopi luwak making process. These balinese wild cats(luwak) eat the coffee berries and left the beans inside undigested. These are their poops, which is later on collected, thoroughly washed, sun-dried, roasted and ground into coffee.
We spent quite some time there, drinking coffee and chatting. Komang sharing his stories with us, while we shared with him what we normally do back in our country. Pleasant time. These are the strangers that came in to our life, which eventually became our friends. ❤
To summarized it all, this whole set includes lemon tea, ginger tea, ginger coffee, ginseng coffee, chocolate coffee, cocoa coffee, vanilla coffee and the bali coffee. All these are free for testing when you ordered the Kopi Luwak sample for IDR50,000. It’s worth trying, for the experience sake. Nothing much to shout about the Kopi Luwak; afterall, I am more of a flat white person. ╮(╯▽╰)╭
p.s. – the washrooms here are extremely clean.
will continue on our day 3 journey on the next post.
stay tune, cheers! ✿♥‿♥✿