Day 14 (Bali): Waterfall, Minor Car Accident and Indian Fine Dining

Breakfast: Fried noodles with sweet chilli sauce, steamed garlic vegetables and crumbed cabbage with carrot.

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Farmers beating wheat.

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Temple by the sea.

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Setting out religious offerings.  

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Standing in front of building is not my favourite past-time.

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Balinese Kueh, a sweet snack made with glutinous rice flour, coloured with pandan leaves and filled with liquid brown sugar.

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Putu bought 5 bags for his adorable 5-year-old daughter, who loves Kueh.

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It’s common for Balinese women to carry full baskets on their heads, often balanced by a roll of material.

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Oh Winky. Bashful, bashful Winky.

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Wooden penis’s for sale. Not sure if culturally significant or tacky tourist desperation.

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However, given that our Indonesian tour guide Putu was amused, probably the latter.

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Taking a break from the heat with some cool young coconuts.

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Fleshy coconut.

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Ba showing some random family a magic trick.

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Ahah!

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The kid couldn’t figure out how to do it.

The mum thanked my dad, and we went on our merry way.

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Rice plantation steps.

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Lunchtime: Indonesian Buffet.

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I ate many-a-thing. Stir-fried noodles, nasi goreng (literal translation, rice fried), garlic vegetables, gado gado, spring rolls with plum sauce.

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Floating temple.

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Tall trees are tall.

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If only Americans ate their national emblem like we Australians do.

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Monkeys by the roadside.

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Darling, you’re simply not grooming me right.

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Pretty lake. Oh hi there Winky.

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Oh hi there table.

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Woo Ba’s smiling and pulling a pose!

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Glob glob. Starfish.

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Reminds me of Freddie, the lizard who lives in my kitchen who may or may not have been killed by the pest exterminator.

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I HATE BATS. They scare me, walking home alone in the Gold Coast at night.

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We’re going on a trek! (A 250m trek.)

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Just for you, _ _ _ _.

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Do I even need to caption this one?

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Me and Ma.

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Me and Ma.

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Me and Ma.

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Me and Ma.

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Me and Ma.

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Me and Ma.

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Impromptu Music Video.

We had a minor car accident on the way home. It woke me from my nap.

Our back door was jammed shut.

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This car got more dented than ours, though.

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This car did not fare well at all.

The little girl whose family was in this car, was bawling her eyes out by the roadside.

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Dinner Time: Indian Fine Dining.

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Winky’s Mango Juice.

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Putu’s Coke.

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Ba’s Bajillionth Bintang Beer in Bali.

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Spicy Pappadum, on the house.

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Sauces to go with the pappadum: chilli padi, dahl & spicy red onion.

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The restaurant had poor lighting, plus I was super hungry, so these turned out a bit blurry. To minimize ugliness, I have scaled the pictures for you.

From left to right: vegetable frittersbutter mushroom ricelentil dahl,  eggplant curry, some chicken dish (I’m a lazy vegetarian!) and Marsala Kofta balls.

Indian food

I’m so embarrassed of the above photos. Please forgive me, internet.

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