October’s Last Saturday’s Trip

9 11 2008

On Saturday the 25th, I had a friend took me to try this so called fish rice. So, I rented a motorcycle (I don’t have any driving license though, but don’t tell the police about it yeah?) and meet up with him at McDonald’s on Jimbaran. So after driving passed through Extreme Toys and just right next to a gas station on the way heading to Nusa Dua, we stopped at this warung called “Sari Mertha”. There wasn’t anything stand out from this warung, you might just passed it without knowing it was there. So, we had this rice with slices of mini eggplant, steamed fish wrapped in banana leaf, bakwan jagung (indonesian corn fritters), pieces of fish meat, and 2 sticks of fish satay accompanied with fish soup. I’ve to say the soup, rice, and satay in overall was great. Not many people know about this place, most of the visitors are local Balinese.

Fish Rice Set

Fish Rice Set

Fish Rice Set

Fish Rice

After our tummy felt pretty good, knew it by some burping and belching, we headed to Padang-Padang beach. It’s located down the south from Dreamland beach. It’s still pretty secluded and not as commercial as Dreamland (yet). It wasn’t to wavy that day and met 2 surfers who left the beach because the waves weren’t too good. Padang-Padang beach is usually one of the surfer’s beach, just like Dreamland. To reach the beach from the street, we have to walk down the stairways between 2 cliffs because the beach is surrounded by cliffs.

The stairways

The stairways

Down to the Beach

Down to the Beach

And the beach just looks great…kinda dark on the first picture below…*cell phone quality pictures :P*

Padang-Padang Beach

Padang-Padang Beach

Padang-Padang Beach

Padang-Padang Beach

Padang-Padang Beach Cliff

Padang-Padang Beach Cliff

Right when we were done there, we headed to Blue Point. You have to go across this bridge, Padang-Padang is located on the left side of the bridge and Blue Point is further up to the right.

Padang-Padang Bridge

Padang-Padang Bridge

Just went further down the road into a bumpy road where it says “private area” or something like that with someone guarding the way in, where obviously you had to pay entry fee, one thousand rupiah if I remembered it correctly. This beach is popular with surfers, foreign tourists, and also located down the cliff, much higher than Padang-Padang. Lots of warung already exist here and luckily there’s stairs available to go down to the beach.

Blue Point

Blue Point1

Blue Point

Blue Point2

Blue Point

Blue Point3

Blue Point

Blue Point4

Blue Point

Blue Point5

Blue Point

Blue Point6

Blue Point

Blue Point7

There’s this one big cliff where you can go to the top of the cliff (see the Blue Point6 pic on the left most side, there’s a staircase), on the l and the the background cliff at the back and the beach on the front. The stairways are quite scary…

Blue Point

Blue Point

Blue Point

Blue Point

That’s the journey for that day UNTIL afternoon… As I’ve mentioned earlier in one of my post, lots of events took place on October in Bali this year (and the year to come). Last weekend on October was the end of Asian Beach Games and Kuta Karnival. After very exhausting trip until afternoon, it’s time to “fuel up” again…On the last 2 days of Kuta Karnival, there’s Food Festival from noon until evening. Went there with some of my colleagues and met a lot more inside the festival among hundreds or even thousands of other people. Here’s the crowd looks like:

Food Fest Crowd

Food Fest Crowd

Food Fest Crowd

Food Fest Crowd

One of the busiest booth, ESC. One of their unique menu was Jack Daniels Baby Back Ribs.

ESC booth

ESC booth

ESC Suckling Pig

ESC Suckling Pig

One of the show in the Food Fest was Barongsai & Liong, which is a traditional Chinese dragon dance & performance.

Barongsai

Barongsai

Liong

Liong

As for me, I had Chicken Biryani (Indian Style Fried Rice), which was unique in taste, from Queen’s Tandoor and Jumbo Hotdog from Bali Bakery. As for the drink, I had Blue Punch cocktail by Bali Moon.

Queen's Tandoor Booth

Queens Tandoor

Bali Bakery Booth

Bali Bakery Booth

Jumbo Hotdog

Jumbo Hotdog

Blue Punch Cocktail

Blue Punch Cocktail

Some of the prices were a little bit more expensive than the average price when you eat directly in the participant’s restaurant or cafe but the atmosphere were great and full of excitement and there was a stage full of performance. I was a little bit tipsy though because the Blue Punch cocktail appearently was pretty strong, it should be 2/3 full and I drank it by myself meanwhile my friend bought one and shared with other 2. No wonder I was feeling a little tipsy. Never been drunk before though, and luckily I was not that drunk eventhough I had to ask my friend to drive the motorcycle back home…

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