Sacred Mountain Sanctuary
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... with. Bryan revealed he had been planning this since we arrived in Bali, nipping backwards and forwards, discussing menus etc.
How lucky am I ????
Yes I know it too!
Gosh I love my life :-)
Well dinner progressed...slowly. We had seven courses to get through and we were in absolutely no rush.
Each course was delicious and the presentation was top class.
All evening we couldn't resist taking more pictures ...
... grown in Bali!!) We chose this destination because we heard about the peaceful vibe and beautiful views... It does not disappoint!
Our hotel is in a valley surrounded by mountains, there are many farms in the area and a nice view of the highest mountain in bali from our restaurant : Mount Agung. We were considering going to the summit of this beautiful volcano but because the trek starts at 2 ...
... each one. Burning incense was placed on top of the spout, then the person would drink a little of the water before soaking their head in it - much as you would do in a shower. All that time there was also some massive fish in the water which made the obvious connection in my mind to Piranha! However, the people in the water didn't seem unduly worried about them. Walking around the temple, I also got the chance to see different services in ...
... or to house a monk. Regardless, we were able to enjoy the structures and stonework with wonderful artwork all around the shrines and stonework.
From there we continued on to Sidemen. The view from our balconies was unbelievable. Sidemen sits on the outside of a river-valley that is filled with terraced fields, which are closed in by hills on all sides: our two-day residence looked over the valley ...
... so there is a new moon. The Hindu calendar follows the lunar month. At the temples today there were many people praying, ringing bells, sprinkling water and chanting – it was quite a treat to see. Wayan also told me that most Hindus observe a fast on that day and offer food to their ancestors.
Our last stop for the day was Gunung Kawi, a temple ‘complex’ in Tampaksiring which was about 5 minute ...