The South East Asian adventure continues. After a wonderful day of exploring Kuala Lumpur it was time to travel through the skies again. A new country for me was on the menu: Indonesia! Let's go!
Leg 5 - Kuala Lumpur to Denpasar/Bali
|Route||KUL - DPS|
Another long taxi ride it was this morning to Kuala Lumpur International airport. This airport is really far away from the city. But still the price for a cab is quite reasonable and it is certainly more convenient than the train ride. Finally arrived at terminal 2, home of AirAsia:
But besides the rest of the flight passed uneventful, it was a nice smooth cruise. Some pictures already from approach into DPS:
Immigration into Indonesia was easy and quick, there was only a short line and it was moving quite quickly. Public transportation tends to be complicated here, so it had to be a taxi again. But again, no problem, you can prepay at the airport so there are no surprises. I had booked a hotel in Seminyak, at the coast North of Denpasar, next to infamous Kuta, but a bit more upscale and less partyish than Kuta. The Arana Suites, my room and the walkway leading to it:
Let's explore the surroundings next, on the way towards the ocean:
And there it is, what the area here is mostly famous for, the beach, note the red AirAsia parasols:
Hmm, I have absolutely no idea where most of the tourists here come from?
Of course there are a lot of bars and pubs along the beach, and that's where I went next for my first Indonesian beer:
Then I met with Made, my driver, and we started of to a whole day of touring the island. A few scenes from the road:
Anyway back on with the tour. After a first stop at a coffee plantation we headed to the first highlight, the temple of Bedugul, beautifully located at the coast of a small lake in the mountains:
Last stop of the tour was the probably most famous temple in Bali, Tanah Lot, also known as the sea temple or the sunset temple, because most people visit it in the evening for the sunset views. Its location just North of the beach resorts also means that it is very crowded with tourists. Nevertheless a beautiful little temple on a small island just of the coast:
And that was my Bali sightseeing tour, only one day, of course not even nearly enough for this awesome island. But it was ok for a first impression and I definitely want to comeback someday to see more of it.
But not this time, since for the next day I had another flight planned: Riding the tiger to Singapore, but that will be covered in my next post.
Thanks for reading so far!