Eat, Pray, Love the movie - I'll take the Bali scenes please !

There is always a hype about certain films. Hence the rise of expectations. If you're not after cinematography and just want to empty your mind, this is a good film.
The Bali scenes were amazing... the flying over of the rice fields. The cliffs by the sea... It brought back memories of our honeymoon.

Hence, here is my quick guide to Bali; for those who have not yet been...

Jimbaran Bay: This bay which is superby lit during nighttime has a line up of seafood restaurants cooking lots of fish and sea creatures with coconut shells to shed the fire.
After dinner you can pop by to Four Seasons for a drink.
Jimbaran Bay restaurants have their special way of grilling the food-by coating it with a special sauce composed of oyster sauce, tomato paste, onion paste, chilli and lots of spices!

Rice Fields: I think the pictures say it all... Take a bike ride to get a closer look:)

Ubud: This bohemian art town filled with small shops, temples, sculptures along the way will make you gasp. There is the local market filled with not so genuine sculptures, household goods and spices that is alot of fun too.

-Besakih Temple (Mother Temple): Over a thousand years old, Besakih Temple is known as the "Mother Temple of Bali" Perched on the slopes of Mount Agung, at a lofty 1,000 meters (3,000 feet) Besakih is the biggest and holiest of all the Balinese temples. Named after the Dragon God believed to inhabit the mountain, it's said to be the only temple where a Hindu of any caste can worship.Eighteen separate sanctuaries belonging to different regencies and caste groups surround the three main temples dedicated to Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu. To the Balinese, visiting the temple sanctuaries is a special pilgrimage.

-Uluwatu Temple: Bali's most spectacular temples located high on a cliff top at the edge of a plateau 250 feet above the waves of the Indian Ocean.

-Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave): Dating back to 11th Century.
Two areas of Bali are safe and fun for hotels. Ubud and the Nusa Dua region.
The Nusa Dua region has a closed circuit security and an enterance gate of its own after the bombing attacks in Bali.
In Nusa Dua I would recommend the Westin Hotel and the St Regis Bali Resort.
In Ubud, it has to be the Amandari Resort. It was top rated in the book "1000 places to see before you die", I will leave you with some pictures to imagine why... 
The Famous Fire Dancers          Fire Dancers IINusa Dua Beaches St Regis Bali ResortThe Amandari Resort

2 yorum:

  1. Great pictures, are they yours? I especially love the first one...

  2. The first one is from google, the others are mine & yucel's.