I decided to have my lunch in Kuta beach. The place is so serene! I went in search of a restaurant and settled on one overlooking the blue ocean. The view was so amazing and it didn't hurt that they served yummy dishes too! Unfortunately, I forgot the name of the restaurant but it is just outside the big Kuta mall.
The relaxing lunch break gave me enough energy to start our journey to Uluwatu.
The last stop of my day's itinerary was Uluwatu. I was scheduled to watch the famous Kecak Dance at sunset. The Uluwatu temple is nestled above a very beautiful cliff. This is a sacred place so remember to bring some skirt or sarong to cover your legs. We roamed around and there were lots of monkeys. My guide warned me that the monkeys are aggressive so it is best to keep important belongings out of their sights. I was really holding on tight to my phone while I tried to sneak some shots. The place was just gorgeous! The water was so blue and its sparkling under the sun.
As the sun began to set, crowds began to head to where the Kecak show will be held. The venue is in an open area where only the sea and the sun served as backdrop. It was very stunning! The cultural show commenced as groups of men in sarongs went in and started chanting. I had no idea what the show would be. I didn't researched much about it. All I know was it's one of recommended shows in Bali. At first I was a bit disappointed as I feel the show will be all about the chanting, etc. Maybe I was used to very theatrical and more refined shows but eventually it grew on me. I found myself enjoying the show till the very end. The perfromance is raw... the chanting, the cultural dance and the non-traditional comedic skit came together. I can say it was a good experience for me.
My guide then drove me to my next hostel in Uluwatu. I was a bit sad that my tours already ended. I felt I can't get enough of Bali. I seriously don't want my trip to end.
I am a Filipina, formerly based in Singapore and is now living permanently in Melbourne. Yet, I am really a global citizen at heart. :)