I really wanted to show PeaPa a little bit of the north of Bali, so we engaged our friendly driver, Rahde, to take us on a day trip to the north.
Our first stop was a temple complex, called Pura Ulan Danu, built on the shores of a lake. It is a huge tourist attraction and we were there in time to see some ceremony of which I have no idea what it was about. But the participants certainly looked wonderful in white tops and yellow sarongs.
|Get those tourists with their cameras out of the way|
|PeaPa survived the savage attack|
Rahde then took us up a hill to give us elevated views of lake Batur and then on to lunch.
|Panoramic views from our lunch spot.|
We then headed down to some hot volcanic pools, Banjar Hot Springs, and had a swim. Well PeaPa chickened out and I swam. Apparently I was purified during this process.
Our next stop was one of the most delightful Buddhist Temples that I have ever been to. That was the one time that I did not have a camera with me. Brahma Arama Vihara Buddhist Temple is extremely well maintained and covers a large area built onto the side of a hill. It is used as a meditation retreat and it is meticulously maintained. If ever in North Bali put it on your visit list. It has little courtyards with trees and pools, fountains, a large communal prayer area, various temple areas and it feels really peaceful.
The day was progressing so we had a very quick stop at Lovina beach and then headed back to Ubud.
|Black sand on Lovina beach|
The Bludger was pretty tired but we did have yet another excellent meal.
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