Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Temple Time

Well I decided to do some Lara Croft shit today and tackle some temples of doom. I just might have to fight off stone statues that come to life and save the damsel in distress

But before you can do that you must abide by the temple rules. Proper temple attire must be worn and and offering to the Hindu gods is required.

Ok, got the sarong.

Got the offering.

Got the evil stone statues

Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave Temple)

Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave Temple)
I did not see any elephants?

Gunung Kawi (Rocky Temple)

Gunung Kawi (Rocky Temple)

This is the Holy Spring Temple where locals and visitors flock to pray/wish.  I did not bother going in  as I know I am to far gone from being saved. Why waste good water......we will just leave it for the people who have a chance.

killer gold fish guarding the temple.

After a day of temple adventure it was time for a little Bali coffee tasting.

Roasting coffee beans the old fashion way.

This is the specialty coffee of Bali. The reason it is considered special is it is collected from the droppings of the Luwak pictured below. After the animal eats the coffee berries the enzymes in its body ferment the bean. It is then collected from its droppings washed numerous times then processed. I tried it myself but truthfully could not tell the difference from the others.

Another interesting fact about drinking Indonesian coffee is they do not use a filter. They just grind the coffee into a fine form and scoop it into your cup. You then stir and let the grinds sink to the bottom of the cup and you are ready to drink. 

Finally to end the day a great view of one of numerous rice terraces found in Bali.

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