My trip to Bali started with a really long road. It was like 4 years ago. So, I lived in Jakarta and my family decided to have a trip to Tasikmalaya, Jogja and finished in Bali by a car. The trip to Tasikmalaya and Jogja will be presented afterwards.
If you go to Bali by car, you should take a ship to cross the sea namely Bali Strait or Bali Sea. Firstly, you have to queue in the Ketapang Port in East Java to get in the ship that will lead to Gilimanuk Port in Bali. The tariff as of 2014 is Rp 135.000 for one car. The price is increased 6,5% since last year. At the time of my trip, the port was really vacant so we almost didn’t need to queue. But in holiday season, the really long queue is there.
And shortly we arrived in Bali Island. From Gilimanuk Port, the car drove along the deserted road but you can feel the really fresh air and green plant and trees along the road. I was aware that the road was somewhere in the local village before arriving in the center city Denpasar. The common thing you will see in the local village is wild pig and dog freely walking here and there. So, you should be careful when driving your vehicle. But you don’t need to worry, because when you do nothing harmful to the animal, they will not disturb you either.
Denpasar has got many housing and hotel. Even we had not yet reserved for the room in the hotel, we still could find empty rooms for us to stay.
Let’s shortly move to places we visited in Bali. It was a lot of places such as Pura Dalem Padangtegal, Kuta Beach, Tanah Lot, Uluwatu Market, Legian Road, and so on. But here are some pictures that I took using my phone camera:
Picture above is Tanah Lot. It is one of many holy temples in Bali. Local people say that there is mystical snake colored black and white that secure the temple from the bad threat. Besides that, the view of the sea, sand, and cave around are really beyond amazing. I surely want to go back!!