Kecak Dance at Uluwatu

The Kecak Dance is set in a breathtaking amphitheater overlooking the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean, the gorgeous sunset, and the striking silhouette of Pura Uluwatu on a cliff. As the sun sets, that is when the dancers begin their trance-like chanting.

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Padang Padang Beach

Padang Padang is one of the “hidden” beaches in Bali. After the movie Eat Pray Love starring Julia Roberts came out, it a not-so-hidden beaches in Bali. To get to the beach, one must walk down a narrow and steep flight of stone steps and through a rock tunnel.

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Pura Tirta Empul

Seeing Pura Gunung Kawi had satiated our temple thirst, but we continued to Pura Tirta Empul out of curiosity. We walked around first as there were a lot of people in the complex and the pool area. The temple is built around a spring with clean, running water.

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Don Antonio Blanco Museum

Don Antonio Blanco Museum, also known as The Blanco Renaissance Museum, features the award-winning art of the museum’s namesake. Don Antonio Blanco is a well-known talented Spanish-American artist born in the Philippines. Most of his paintings are boudoir art.

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5D4N at Dana Guesthouse Bali

During our Bali adventure, Dana Guesthouse Bali was our home. We got their deal at Hostelworld for a deluxe room with a double bed + private transportation + breakfast + airport transfer. The interior of the complex is a nice, shady place with a lot of plants.

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Pura Gunung Kawi

During our Bali trip, we went to Pura Gunung Kawi in Tampak Siring. I’ve seen pictures of it, but I didn’t think the surrounding structures would be so huge! The majestic shrines are eight meters high. They’re among Bali’s oldest and largest ancient monuments.

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Barong and Keris Dance

The Barong and Keris Dance is comprised of five acts set to a musical overture. We learned that the dance depicts the eternal fight between good and evil. If you want to watch a cultural show in Bali, the Barong and Keris Dance should be on your list for sure!

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Bali Buda Café

Bali Buda Café is a restaurant we stumbled across during our Bali trip. This dining establishment promotes natural and healthy food. Their restaurant has an adjoining shop where customers can buy organic food and spices. We tried their pizza, cake, and drinks.

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5D4N Bali Itinerary

For our 5D4N Bali adventure, we grabbed a sweet deal from Hostelworld; this included accommodation, breakfast, an English-speaking driver/guide, and private transportation. We made our own itinerary and discovered that Bali is a melting pot of art and culture!

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2D1N at Akinabalu Youth Hostel

Because it is one of the most recommended places to stay in Kota Kinabalu, we decided to stay at Akinabalu Youth Hostel. It is nearby some famous city landmarks, like the Atkinson Clock Tower. They have a clean, well-ventilated, spacious lounge area and lobby.

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