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Visiting Indonesia - 3 Islands of it... 19 days -Java (Jakarta), Bali and Lombok - Mar 2019
Enjoy the pics and explainations that go with it....
I had a magical time!! As usual done a lot in a short space of time...  
His was cupping this time done with animal horns to take coldness out of the body (Chinese method) Seaworld in Jakarta
Seaworld in Jakarta, my favourite aquarium. Fascinating creatures
We drove past a guy who are making snacks out of I believe pop rice and coconut with a caramel topping. Was chewy but really quite nice.  
Bamboo juice... The result..lovely and freshly made!
 
Yummy food everywhere....I like food....a lot....lots...  
 
Amazing fruits, the snakefruit (brown was especially amazing, when you openend it was white and sweet!  
All entrances have this style in Bali! One of the biggest temples in Bali near Mount Agung.
Besakih temple, for a full 4 weeks there are celebrations there and people come from all of Bali to bring offerings.
Besakih temple Besakih temple
 
Besakhi temple. These long bamboo decorations you can find everywhere in Bali, making everything more special.  
 
Mount Batur (next to Mt. Agung)... I am on my way to the North  
Typical Baskets of flower offering. You can buy already prepared in front of temples...they also burn incense with it.

Cacao trees, fruit is quite big! Cacao is incredibly healthy for the heart and the whole body really. I am now drinking raw Cacao, organic every day! Just with hot water mixed and I feel so nurished with it, try it!

A from of Lychee, very nice, ate a whole bag of it!  
  Lots of different statures which I will never find out what they mean!!!
   
 
Cacao  
Famous water temple in Bali - Ulun Danu Temple  
Brahmavihara-Arama Buddhist temple  
 
Brahmavihara-Arama Buddhist temple  
Brahmavihara-Arama Buddhist temple Brahmavihara-Arama temple
Another purification hot springs This amazing temple was right next to my hotel!!
Petrol in glass bottles This was the entrance of my homestay accomodation! In Bali most entrances look like temples (HIndu tradition), with a Ganesh greeting you in entrance...
Pura Taman Saraswati, officially Pura Taman Kemuda Saraswati, is a Balinese Hindu temple in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. The pura is dedicated to the goddess Sarasvati. Pura Taman Saraswati is notable for its lotus pond.
Taman Saraswati Temple  
Goa Gajah - Elephant Cave and Gardens Inside the elephant cave
Tira Emul Water Temple for purification (I went in, you have to go to all fountains from left to right). Sacred trees get a cloth around it, same as stones...
Campuan Ridge Walk (very serene 2 km walk)  
you encounter amazing sights.... you chill out at a cafe with nice view...
Rice fields on the way At the beginning of the ridge walk was a sacred monetary and sacred place where 2 rivers merge. Some stones marked that sacred place.
Offerings in front of every house!! Entrance of Tanah Lot Temple (South) at the sea
  Tanah Lot Temple
Uluwatu temple Uluwatu temple with offerings..
Uluwatu Temple with dance performance (Kecak dance), 77 men chant repeatedly, trancelike to communicate with the Gods! Bali is famous for its dances and one of these is the Kecak dance which was developed in the 1930s. The dance takes its name from the ‘cak’ sound that is repeated throughout and is based on the story of the Hindu epic called the Ramayana. You can watch performances of the dance all over the island and many shows take place outside under the stars.
 
The Monkey God was being burnt, but he does not mind the fire and put it out...  
 
Rice fields, was on the back of a motorbike to explore the ricefields!  

Ratu Bagus retreat.North West of Bali on the amazing Mount Agung!!!! Ratu is very linked to the energies of this mountain.
I was there for 5 days to shake the body 3 x a day for 1.20 h, so all together for 4 hours. Lovely people.
Did not really speak to Ratu at all.

We were shaking and chanting the same sacred song for 1 hour, then held hands around the water temple and sang for another 20 minutes.

Was a lovely experience and the premises were magical!!

   
Premises of Ratu Bagus  
  Tpical style of house in Lomok, last Island in Indonesia. Just matts but it is very hot, that is all you need!
 
Got cought in rain, my motorbike taxi did not take poncho and we had to wait for them to arrive. Village girls hanging out there...they do that a lot...  
Smelly Durian fruits (don't like them) This fruit was like an amazing desert!!
My last stay in Lombok at a resort in Gili Gede, an Island 7 km long without ANY cars! Guava
  
Resort  
Chilling with some fruit, owner was lovely and showed me around Island for 1 hour! Pomela fruits all in resort..
From resort this was the view to mount Agung!! Gili Gede, my views...
   
 
   
   
 
Magic mushrooms I had seen for first time, they actually grow on cow shit! No, I did not try them!  
   
 
 
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