Thursday, 4 April 2013

Postcards from Bali....part #1 !!!

....Eventually, today I can show you some pics taken while we were in Bali last week...
I think you need some time and a cuppa to relax and enjoy this virtual trip...

Our hotel (Alila Manggis) was really quiet and nice, not a typical huge touristic resort...










....but, obviously, we didn't spend all our days relaxing along the pool.....

We visited the tea plantations that embellish the slopes of the major volcano (Agung) in Bali..




...that same day we visited a luxurious plantation (coffee, tea, banana, chocolate, spices &C., ....) called Satria Agrowisata- Gianyar, Bali, where we saw beautiful plants, flowers and fruits...

coffee

banana




white and black pepper,  clover...

coffee, vanilla, cinnamon...


ginger

chili



....at the end of the visit, there was the sampling of different kinds both of coffee and tea...



roasting the coffee...




...these furry guys in the mini cages (...no comment, I could be very very rude...) are the producers of the most popular indonesian coffee : the Asian Palm Civets (nocturnal animals....see how sleepy are they?..sweet...) . They eat the coffee beans, which are not digested and pooed....you have, in this way, the notorious Luwak coffee, that is really expensive!!!!!

I was talking about a coffee&tea free tasting.....all 4 of us enjoyed it so much!!!.....



offerings everywhere...



Kopi (coffee) Luwak



After this lovely spot, our guide brought us to visit the Tampak Siring Temple also known as the Holy Spring Water Temple in Gianyar...




koi fish










....and to complete the tour, a religious procession to celebrate the Galungan, that symbolize the victory of Virtue upon Evil...




.....enough for today, right? ;oD

xxxx Alessandra

13 comments:

  1. Che belle foto!Tutto quel verde e quei colori, sono sicura che ti saranno d'ispirazione.Le vacanze più belle, con la famiglia in un posto moooolto lontano,almeno da noi.
    Baci
    Maddalena

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  2. Hi Alessandra - thanks for sharing your trip with us. What a beautiful place it is. Did the coffee taste better being so fresh? Not sure I fancy the one poo ed out by the little critters!! xxx

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  3. Ha the name of the hotel in the first pic - in Penang we lived in a community of villas called Alila! Is that a spiny orb weaver spider I spot there? Looks like a great trip with some interesting coffee tasting to be had too. Did you pop ov to Lombok as well? Cheers!

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  4. Hey Ale, lovely pics, looks like you had a great time.
    Beautiful flowers, did you try the Luwak coffee?
    Have to say you can't half tell that's your handsome son, he's a dead ringer for you Ale.....

    Claire x

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  5. We went to Bali almost 20years ago now, I loved it, thanks for the trip down memory lane! :) x

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  6. thank you so much for this walk, ale!

    i love bali. it's been a while since we spent some lovely time there.

    i know that kind of "pooped" coffee... *lol*... it#s incredible expensive here!

    XO!
    nic

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  7. it's a shame that these furry guys have to live such a poor life by the way. considering the fact that the coffee they "produce" will be sold for hundreds of euros! :(

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  8. No.. non è abbastanza! Ancora, ancora, ancora!
    Bali è testa a testa sulla nostra lista per la meta estiva con il Guatemala.. anche se noi punteremmo al Guatemala!
    Bacio e buon ritorno!

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  9. Looks like you had a nice trip - would enjoy the spices!

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  10. What amazing photos Ale!! The coffee looks quite good! Thanks for sharing! xo Heather

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  11. Wow lovely photos and a lovely place!! Looks like you had an amazing trip!
    Kate :}

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  12. Wow, I'm amazed! I have never been to Bali but I so wish I could go there some day. From what I can tell from these images, it would be a place to fall instantly in love with!

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  13. Thanks for sharing all these impressions! My favorite picture is the fruits booth :-)

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