BALI Traveller : ~Day 2~
I wanna share my traveling experience for a week in BALI, a recommended tourism spot in the world. If you plan to visit Bali or just wanna know what Bali looks like, then you must read this! ^enjoy your reading^
Tuesday, March, 13th 2012
This is my second day in Bali. Waking up and feeling the beautiful sunlight here is really a great morning ever! A fresh air and a mild atmosphere here freshen up my body and soul. I just really can’t wait to go out in this beautiful day!
After considering, my friends and I decide to visit some Balinese souvenir shops today. We agree to spend the whole day looking for cheap and unique Balinese handicrafts.
Before shopping, my cousin takes us for breakfast. A little bit confused to decide what to eat, finally we come to a restaurant which serve “Bakso Coto”.
Bakso Coto is a kind of food that combine the meatballs with tempting beef soup. You can get a bowl of Bakso Coto for just 2 USD. The taste is so yummy and juicy!
In front of the restaurant there is a little stand that interest me. From the stand I can smell entice odor. Evidently, the stand sell “Ubi Madu Oven”. Ubi madu (Honey sweet) is a species of sweet potatoes that taste and smell like honey when it ovened. The sweet is very sweet and fluffier. This sweet taste is a source of energy for people who consume them. The stand sell both crude and ovened Ubi Madu. For 1 kg Ovened Ubi Madu you must spend Rp 25 ribu (about 2.5 USD) and for 1 kg crude, Rp 15 ribu (about 1.5 USD). I buy ½ kg and get 4 pieces delicious Honey Sweet.
We are now full and happy, really set for starting our journey today.
The first destination is Joger. Joger Jelek Bali or Joger sells Balinese handicrafts, unique t-shirts, sandals, bags, hats and other small gifts. Joger T-shirt and sandals are most famous and hunted by most local tourists because every T-shirt contains unique words printed (Indonesian words). The words which is mostly funny, have special or unique meaning that really attract people. The sandals attract with its unique shapes. The price for a shirt is vary, average about Rp 50 ribu (Around 5 USD) and for sandals, average about Rp 35 ribu (Around 3.5 USD) .
After shopping in Joger, we are going to Titiles because my friends want to buy shredded swine and jerked meat. At Titiles, I am a little bit surprise to see many animals are cared there. I meet Bombi and Ketut, two beautiful deers. I found a parrot that can speak Pancasila. We play and talk with them. They are so cute. Also, there is a tiger in a big cage and turtles in the pond. From what I see, they are treated well there even I guess it will be better if let them free.
Our last schedule for today is Tiara Dewata Shopping Centre which address on Jl Udayana. . Titiles is near with Tiara Dewata Shopping Centre so it doesn’t take much time to go there . Same with other Shopping Centre, there are so many things sell there and they come with friendly price. After walking for a whole day, we are finally eating dinner at Tiara Food Counter. I order nasi merah putih and a glass of sweet tea. Nasi merah putih is made from white and brown rice. There are also tempeh, tofu, and fried chicken.
After eating dinner, we are going home. What a fun shopping and culinary day!