Puri Ratih Bali
Travel Blogs from Bali
... by. The countdown to flying out of Bali almost became some sort of doomsday event. I don't really want to leave but know I must. My flights to Amsterdam all booked I eventually dragged myself away from Asia for the last time during this trip and head off for pastures new in Europe before eventually heading back to England. It's been hard to drag myself away but I have no complaints or regrets whatsoever. Asia has been amazing to me and I know I will return again some day.
... so at least one of us was in luck! The lovely Indonesian staff at Lost & Found were very helpful and promised me that it would be sent over on the next Malaysia Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur 3 hours later and that perhaps I should just wait at the airport rather than getting our 4 hour transfer to the other side of the island and there then inevitably being an issue with my lost backpack. So we decided to taste the local ...
... religion plays a big role in this small island with the majority of people here being Hindu. However, one taxi driver explained that the Balinese practice of Hinduism here differs from other areas in the world; three times a day they prepare a small offering in a handmade leaf basket with flowers, grass, food (usually a cracker or rice) and an incense stick, which is placed all over their home/workplace (so maybe 4 to 18+ at a time). The offering is placed whilst saying ...
... but it finally finds you anyway and itīs indifferent if you like it or not.
At 14.00 we went to have lunch. This time we chose something more classic – McDonalds J Then we proceeded to the Kuta Beach, rented a surfboard (IDR 20,000 per hour) and worked on our recently gained surfing skills. Gonzalo didnīt feel like surfing so it was mostly me catching the incoming waves. After nearly one hour I was completely dead.
Since it was my birthday we wanted ...
... massage?", "taxi?". The offerings to the gods are on the doorstep to most premises, and the smell of incense fills the air. Tradition and custom is everywhere, but even that hasn't stopped the Western invasion. Starbucks, Pandora, Quicksilver, Ripcurl, Ralph Lauren, they all have a presence here. Despite that, I like it here, so rich in character is the town. When one hears the words spirituality and culture when talking of a destination, one automatically tends to think "alternative" ...
Other places to stay in Bali
Kawasan Wisata Nusa Dua, Nusa Dua | 5 star hotelfrom $176
- Not for me thanks
- Very disappointed
Jalan Pantai, Kuta | 3 star hotelfrom $166
- Very ordinary, but had some good points.....
- Wonderful holiday place
Danau Tamblingan, Sanur | 3 star hotelfrom $117
Jl Werkudara , Legian | 3 star hotelfrom $81
Jalan Pantai Mengiat, Nusa Dua | 4 star hotelfrom $132
- Upgrade to The Ayodya Palace
- Can't wait to return
- Less than 5 Star Service!!
Golden/Lakewood, Sanur | 3 star hotelfrom $75
Jl Padma no 1, Legian, Legian | 4 star hotelfrom $183
- Check your bills !
- Nice hotel
- Concern over room allocation and club benefits
Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua Lot N 2, Nusa Dua | 5 star hotelfrom $167
- An oasis of calm and beauty
- Great spa and good for families too
Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta | 3 star hotelfrom $154
Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta | 5 star hotelfrom $99
Jln. Hang Tuah , Sanur | 4 star hotelfrom $58
Kawasan Pecatu Indah Resort, Uluwatu | 4 star hotelfrom $44
Jl Pantai Kuta 10x, Kuta | 3 star hotelfrom $82
Jalan Mertasari, Sanur | 3 star hotelfrom $53
Jalan Kartika , Tuban | 3 star hotelfrom $117
Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta | 3 star hotelfrom $37
Jl. Pantai Mengiat, BTDC Complex, Nusa Dua | 4 star hotelfrom $110
Westminster/Thornton, Seminyak | 4 star hotelfrom $161
- Certainly no 5 stars !
- Great Hotel
Golden/Lakewood, Sanur | 2 star hotelfrom $144
- Loved the relaxed atmosphere of the Hotel
- Doesn't get better
- Brilliant hotel and staff
Kawasan Pariwasata, Nusa Dua | 5 star hotelfrom $486
Jl. Arjuna Gg. Raja, Seminyak | 4 star hotelfrom $85
Westminster/Thornton, Legian | 5 star hotelfrom $134
Jalan Pantai Kuta No.1, Kuta | 4 star hotelfrom $68
Jalan Legian No. 118, Denpasar , Kuta | 3 star hotelfrom $37
Gang Poppies 2 # 18, Kuta | 3 star hotelfrom $31
1 Jalan Melasti, Legian | 4 star hotelfrom $140