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Been to Bali…..

Alhamdulillah, on the 4th of July me & my fellow backpackers arrived at Padang Bai, Bali via a ferry from Lombok after the extraordinary Rinjani climb. This is my first time in Bali.

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Bali is famous but somehow, I didn’t feel excited having been to Bali. Climbing Mount Rinjani was our primary objective, and once fulfilled that, I am not sure about others, but I lost the zeal to shoot anywhere else.

After arriving at Padang Bai, we had to wait for more than 2 hours for our contact to fetch us. The drive in a small van with 10 people and 8 huge knapsacks was quite torturing. We arrive at Baruna Hotel in Sanur, near Ngurah Rai airport at about 11AM. The first thing I did was sleeping because I can’t sleep well on the ferry. I slept till 4PM!! It was one of the best sleep I had in my life.

Some of us already scouted the beach. Looking for ‘mermaid’ I guess *grin*. But the first thing I did was to have my delayed lunch. So I had my meat soup & satay at the nearby restaurant. Then I only realised that it is not easy to find muslim food in Bali. Well, at least not as easy as in Java. A lot of ‘babi guling’ around.

Well in Bali, we visited these places (please see the map):

  1. Jimbaran beach for sunset & dinner
  2. Dusun Banyubiru at Negara for the buffalo race
  3. Sukawati for a quick shopping – not worth the visit
  4. Tanah Lot for another sunset
  5. Cultural dance at Kuta

The following are some pictures taken:

Sunrise - shot from the ferry

Sunrise - shot from the ferry

Mount Agung - seen from the ferry

Mount Agung - seen from the ferry

Sunset at Jimbaran

Sunset at Jimbaran

Sunset at Jimbaran

Sunset at Jimbaran

Buffalo race at Dusun Banyubiru, Negara, Bali

Buffalo race at Dusun Banyubiru, Negara, Bali

Safety was not being observed that serious here.

Safety was not being observed that serious here.

The usual scenery along the way from Sanur to Banyubiru

The usual scenery along the way from Sanur to Banyubiru

Sunset at Tanah Lot

Sunset at Tanah Lot

Sunset at Tanah Lot - HDR version

Sunset at Tanah Lot - HDR version

Java-Bali Dance at Kuta

Java-Bali Dance at Kuta

There are many more pictures at my flickr. Overall, Bali would be a lot better if we managed to get good transport while staying there. The transport that we had somehow put off my zeal to shoot more pictures. I am not sure I’ll return to Bali as I haven’t find anything really extraordinary except the buffalo race in Negara.

What would be my next photo outing destination? Given the H1N1 epidemic at the moment, I prefer going to local destinations. Someone already mentioned Gunung Cantik in Cameron Highland…… :D

This is what SLR can do

A while ago a posted a muse about my frequent travel to KL & how horrible my point & shoot Olympus performed. For the 2nd flight, I brought mt SLR….here is the result.