The last part of the trip will be spent catching the sunset in Tanah Lot but my guide said it was still too early to go there. After Taman Ayun, he instead took me to this spot where he said not many tourists know. Unfortunately, I forgot the name but it felt like I was in a different place. The vast blue ocean and the waves hammering the rocks makes the place so scenic. It felt like I was in Hawaii or somewhere similar. It's also good that not many people were there. I think there were only around 5 tourists when we left. There is also a sacred shrine which was closed at that time. When we got there, it was only me and my guide so we got a chance to really talk. I asked him about his family and he showed me the pic of his cute 5 yr old daughter. I asked if he also brings his wife to places like this since its very ideal for couples, but he said they are not fond of dates.They prefer to just stay at home or within their village. I was wondering how on earth they could ignore all these beautiful romantic places! But it dawned on me that as this is their home, the places I was so amazed of, most likely looks normal to them.
We didn't stay long. We passed by an open road side restaurant for lunch and the fried chicken meal was so delish. I so miss Bali's signature spicy sweet sauce! After lunch, we head to Tanah Lot. The place is soooo beautiful! Everywhere is instagram-worthy!
This is the Tanah Lot temple. It is very sacred to them. You need to get the monk/priest's blessing before you are allowed to come up the stairs. They will also place grains of rice on your forehead as part of the ritual. Don't forget to give donations though.
My guide led me to a restaurant at the top of a cliff overlooking the Tanah Lot temple. He said it's a good place to watch the sunset and he was absolutely right! It really pays to have an all-knowing guide. I ordered burger and shake while waiting for that famous Bali sunset. I now understand why they say Bali has one of the most amazing sunsets. So dreamyyyy...
After my sunset watch, its time to look for my guide who was waiting for me in the parking lot. I passed by some stalls going down and one stall sells Luwak coffee, which I think came from bat's dung. I was not that interested to try one in this travel but some say the taste is good.
I tried this local snack recommended by my friend and they were sooo delicious! Mindblowing!
My evening ended again on Bebik Bengil for dinner..lol! Isn't it very obvious that I love this place? :D
I am a Filipina, formerly based in Singapore and is now living permanently in Melbourne. Yet, I am really a global citizen at heart. :)