Day 12 (Bali): Traditional Dance, Fluffy Animals and a Volcano

Ye olde typical hotel continental breakfast buffet.

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Muffins, pastries, toast, cereal, spreads.

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A definite sign the place is frequented by Aussie tourists.

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Fruit mix, bananas, watermelon & papaya.

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Veggie Omelette.

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The Barong & Kris Dance, representing the battle between good and evil, in Jambe Budaya.

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Traditional Balinese dance utilizes angular steps and inward kicks, finger isolation and sudden, startling facial expressions.

Also their hips do not lie.

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I walked in and everyone had bigger and better cameras than me.

But it’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you do with what you’ve got!

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Cheeky buggers.

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Super cheeky buggers. (That’s a monkey and his tail.)

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The witch (Rangda).

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Killing men, as you do.

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The witch uses black magic to make the soldiers commit suicide, but Barong, the lion-like, king of the spirits, casts a protective spell to make the soldiers invulnerable to sharp objects.

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Posing with the Barong and two dancers.

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Posing with the cheeky buggers. They broke out into Gangnam Style alot.

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A commemorative plate, picturing our arrival.

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Kiddies waving at us as we passed by.

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Traditional Balinese weaving and printing.

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Handpainted, vibrant colours.

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Dipping the pipe into hot gold paint, then blowing it, before drawing it on.

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The sarong I bought. I like yellow and blue.

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Visiting a silvery.

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The result of painstaking work.

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Making a link chain.

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Art gallery.

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Lizard snacking on religious offerings.

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Oo oo ah ah.

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Meow.

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Old traditional stove.

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Doggy!

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The colouring process.

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Painting in the shading to accentuate the colours.

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Woodcarving.

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Proud of it.

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As a kid, I used to spell E-L-E-P-H-A-N-T really fast. All the time.

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MOAR MEOWS!

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Too adorable.

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So… there are lots of dogs in Bali.

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Visiting a plantation.

Coffee bean up close.

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Can you guess what this is?

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No patisserie is complete without it.

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I just liked the pretty flower. 

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I wouldn’t touch its fuzziness.

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A Luwak, which produces the world’s most expensive coffee – by eating and secreting coffee beans.

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Luwak, luwak, won’t you come out and play?

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Luwak coffee beans. Balinese coffee beans come in male (one, stronger) and female (two, weaker).

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Ground Luwak Coffee.

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Roasting the coffee beans.

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Tasting a bunch of teas and coffees: red rice tea, ginger tea, coconut coffee, vanilla coffee etc.

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Ma’s cup of Luwak Coffee. She did not sleep much that night.

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Putu, our tour guide and driver, being silly with passionfruit.

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We bought ALOT of tea and coffee. My favourites were the Balinese Moccacino and Red Rice Tea.

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Oh hi there volcano.

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Selling stuff.

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Oh bye lake.

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At this point I get super sad and mourn my loss of half a day’s worth of photos.

Lunch at an Indonesian buffet, a few temples and a Western Dinner. 

Don’t worry, tomorrow will be better.

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One thought on “Day 12 (Bali): Traditional Dance, Fluffy Animals and a Volcano

  1. Cochlear says:

    They’re such lovely photos

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