Sunday, 26 September 2010

Perfect day - Gitgit, Temples, Gunung Bratur and Danau Bratur

The next morning we visited the waterfall at Gitgit. Very easy to reach, but still a rewarding view. The day offered perfect weather with great views.

waterfall at Gitgit
The temples on the northern coast were our next sights to visit. Pura Beli and Pura Maduwe Karang. Bali's temple are simply gorgeous :)

with sarong at Pura Beji

Pura Beji

kids playing on the coast

Pura Maduwe Karang

simply great :D

Then we made our way towards the mountains again. On the way we stopped at a small temple to enjoy a stunning view over north Bali. But this small temple had more charm and a better view than the highest temple of Bali, Pura Puncak Penulisan, which we visited next.

unknown temple with great view

overlooking north Bali

Pura Puncak Penulisan - on the way to heaven?

Finally our route brought us to Gunung Bratur and Danau Bratur. The views from the surrounding hills were stunning. But the view from the down the lake towards the volcano Bratur was simply surreal. We drove as far as the road could lead us, to the small village Trunyan. But even there a guide tried to sell us trips to some dead body for a hilarious price.
But after explaining that we are poor students he organised us the room of his cousin to stay at :D We enjoyed the great sunset and then had some dinner together in the light of full moon :D Definetely the highlight of our trip.
Later we enjoyed some Arak together (local rice wine) before we went to play an interesting version of pool with the people of the village. You got 8 cards and kicking of the right ball made you losing the card. Who first lost all cards finishes the game and wins the pot :P
Simply a perfect day :)

Gunung Bratur

stunning view at sunset over the lake

kids on the way

nice sunset, superb atmosphere

couldn't get enough :P

Maduk - we took his room^^

We arranged to join the villagers the next day to catch a sheep up the hill for the upcoming wedding in 3 days. So the next morning we started our way up the hill. But the way was much harder than we expected and we kinda saw our lifes fading^^
They managed to find the sheep and haunted them down the hill. That was when we were not able to catch up anymore^^
Later down we just saw them carrying 3 sheep... success! :D
The families of bride and groom invited everyone for lunch, including us - even if we were more of a burden than a help.
on the haunt - spotted the sheep :)
quite steep!
good view :)

success :)

still alive... they need to be really fresh for the wedding :P

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