Monday, 27 August 2012

Island Of Gods - Bali

Bali is certainly very Religious Island. Full of stunning Hindu temples and every balaniese is giving a gift to their god once a day every day. When you walk in the streets you can see it everywhere. At first I had no idea what’s that about, I thought why they make a looks like it’s full of rubbish, but when I asked and find out what it was those little gifts started to make much more sense and its really a nice gesture of saying thank you.

 Bali has two sides. For example town Kuta is a party town full of Australians. Its like Spain for British. They came here not just for surfing, which is very popular as the sea and the waves are perfect for that but also to drink like crazy. I spend there three days and I had enough. I surfed, I partied...but I wanted to see the good side of this beautiful island. So I and my friend headed to town call Ubud. Very famous as the writer of “eat, pray, love” was staying there.

There was a very cute little boy playing with his kite

Monkey forest in Ubud
Its a big jungle like park just full of monkeys! 

Walking around the town...for me people of a place speaks more then a picture of a building.

A trip to see volcano( which I didnt due to a bad weather), temples, rice fields...

So yeah ladies...if you on your period, you are not allowed. Never seen it coming.

Entering this temple people who checked the tickets tried to trick us in saying that only with a guide you can enter this place. If you will not have local guide, you will only be allowed to walk around. That was a big lie. And that happens a lot in Bali. people try to rip you off everywhere and anywhere. This side of these people I really disliked.


Indonesia is full of beautiful art and culture

One evening I found myself watching traditional Balinese dance. The music was buzzing in my ears for the whole evening after it finished. It wasnt something mind blowing, but definitely something very different and unseen

People in Bali are very friendly...but I think sometimes their need to sell or to pester you into buying something can be quite annoying. If you want to get anything you have to bargain, you have to play this game otherwise you will pay double triple the price. You can not pass with just looking, If you just stop to look they will try to sell.

 Big fraises when you pass. Add the different pronunciation+the voice tone= Oh my god! hilarious and annoying after you hear them like thousand times
Here they are:
yes miss?Saran? many colours
Cheap cheap
I give you good price
Good for me good for you
Buy...for good luck
Just looking?
Buy something
You say your price/Whats your price?Tell me your price
you bankrupt me
give me more...
And thats not it!!! you pass the streets and all you can hear:
teksi?transport?maybe for tomorrow?massage?Free to look...Man that is challenging hahaha

All together I enjoyed this experience. I really had a good time there. And although you can buy some really nice stuff for a very good price alchohol is overpriced. If you go to eat somewhere you end up spending much more as they add serviche charge and goverment tax. You enter the country you pay for visa, fear enough...but whats with the aditional payment for goverment tax when you leave the country? So are a tourist give give give, pay pay pay

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Langkawi Island

 Langkawi is an archipelago made up of 99 islands on Malaysia’s west coast. Surrounded by turquoise sea, the interior of the main island is a mixture of picturesque paddy fields and jungle-clad hills. If you’re intent on carting off duty-free alcohol, cigarettes and chocolate, then this is the place to be. Still, Nature-lovers will find the island just as agreeable as the shoreline is fringed by powder-fine sand and swaying coconut trees.

The best way to explore Langkawi Island is to rent a scooter and travel around. The scenery is beautiful. If you like waterfalls this is the best place to see a variety of them. And the best part is that you can swim in there. There is nothing better then to cool down in fresh water as it is very hot in Langkawi. As everywhere else in Malaysia. 

One of the most impressive things I have seen and done was sliding on a natural water slides and looking down to falling water from up high whilst holding myself with a rope. The view is incredible!!

Cable car experience lets to see you the beauty of the island. If the day is clear you can even see Thailand

Didn’t see the perfect sunset but sky every evening was something special

In Langkawi...we chilling in the Babylon.. life reggae music in a beach bar, what more could you ask after a day full of excitement and adventures!

I was intending to stay in the island for a few days only...but I loved there so much that my few days become a week.