9 (October 27, 2018) Tanah Lot
Our flight at 11:35 AM should allow us to be in Bali by 12:45
This is a day for relax and enjoying the villa with private
we've got, but we'll be at walking distance to Tanah Lot temple, so we
can be sure we can visit it is still missing.
We take our breakfast around 8 AM as we’re
checking out at 9:30 AM. We’re taken to the airport for free in only 5
minutes. Once in the small airport, we check in at NAM air desk and go
through security control. In the shops in front of the boarding gates
we find souvenirs quite cheaper than we found them around these days in
our tours. So, we were right when no accepting any of the offers we got.
We board by walking to the plane and fly with no
issues. At Bali airport, we pay 380,000 rupees in Blue Bird desk for
the taxi to our villa, which takes more than one hour to reach it.
In the villa, we’re welcomed with drinks and get
the villa just after ordering our lunch: two cordon blue, which will be
brought to us. The villa is amazing, with two bedrooms and a big
swimming pool, deeper than I thought. There is even a kitchen. Before
we’re ready for it, the lunch is delivered to the table by the pool. We
pay 150,000 rupees for it.
After lunch I make my three kilometers walk to
Tanh Lot temple. It’s a flat way through rice fields.
Once here, the first thing I see is the big
parking area. I can see the first gift shops there, after this they’re
everywhere. I follow the way by the coast and first I can see Batu
Bolong, a small temple over a stone arch on the beach.
Then, by the path, which is getting crowded as I
go, I get my first view of Tanah Lot temple. I go down to the beach and
walk around the popular temple trying hard to get pictures with as less
people as possible. Tide is low, and I can explore every corner here.
I’m really surprised by the free admission.
In my way back to the rice fields I buy a durian,
which was looking after tasting it since we saw lots of them for sale
in our first touring day in Bali and driver told us is durian season
now. This fruit is infamous by its disgusting smell, like to rotten
fruit, which makes it forbidden in public transport and hotel around
South-East Asia. With this, although I would like to take a taxi back
to the villa, I end walking back through the rice fields, as a
shortcut, for the sake of the durian.
Once back to the villa I open the durian and
finally discover the taste of the pulp around its big cores, with sweet
and bitter nuances on it. Then I go to the bar to get rid of the rests
as soon as possible to avoid the smell to accumulate in our place and
I’m ready to enjoy the facilities in our villa, starting by the
We’ll go out one more time, just to order some
dinner: fried noodles and rice: 57000 rupees. Then we’re resting very