Bali September 2014
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In the surroundings of Ubud there are a lot of rice terraces and it is so worth renting a motorbike to drive through them. Who doesn’t want to take the long road can visit the smaller but quite touristy ones in Tegelalang. We decided to take the longer way and drive to Jatiluwih. Supposedly, the most beautiful ones. ‘jatiluwih’ means wonderful in Balinese. There are many ways to reach them. Either you hire a driver for a daily tour but you can also drive there by motorbike like we did. Since we spent one night again in Ubud afterwards we could leave our backpacks there. I would’nt have wanted to drive the road with all our luggage. We took Google Maps’ route which led us once again on bumpy roads to our final destination. But for 5€ in total it was definitely worth this way.
In Jatiluwih we stayed one night at the Warung Teras Subak homestay, which is located directly at the ricefields. One night costs 250,000 IDR, around 16€ including breakfast. The owners were really nice and showed us a few trekking routes. Kindly enough, they also borrowed us two Chinese hats for protecting from the sun.
The next day we drove early in the morning to the 11km farther away Pura Luhur Batukaru. I highly recommend going there in the morning as you have a wonderful panorama onto the vulcan in the background. When we left it was already covered with clouds. In the end, we took again the bumpy way back to Ubud. After this I didn’t want to drive any motorbike any longer.
More of Bali is coming up!