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Part 2. Click on the images below to expand. Disclaimer: The photos herein and all other albums associated with Bali Sojourn are by no means a documentary. They're all touristy snapshots.

 

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Bali Sojourn - Day 4
Bali Sojourn - Day 4

We then took a ride down the mountain towards Lovina, Singaraja where my guide dropped me off at the Aditya Beach Resort for lunch. The entire restaurant was by the seaside and there's only me there! Got the Coke bottle with a label behind it that proudly says it's made in Bali, but here's a tip: do NOT take any ice cubes in Bali at all cost. Even from a hotel. If the food doesn't give you dysentery, the tap water could. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Bali Sojourn - Day 4
Bali Sojourn - Day 4

When I was done, was accompanied by another tourist and her single guide. Now, don't get me wrong... not all tours come with single guides for a private tour. You can arrange for such, or even if you book a group tour, you may get lucky sometimes when your tour happens to only be yourself. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Bali Sojourn - Day 4
Bali Sojourn - Day 4

Back to Aditya, saw a HUUUGE statue, a shrine to the sea or something. Didn't ask. Elephants don't tend to the sea though I'm pretty sure this is the Hindu god Ganesha. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Bali Sojourn - Day 4
Bali Sojourn - Day 4

Singaraja is at the northernmost part of Bali, and Lovina is short for "Love Indonesia". The beach stretches for 15km, and being in the north, you don't get to see waves any higher than a foot tall even from the wake of a passing boat. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Bali Sojourn - Day 4
Bali Sojourn - Day 4

It was lunchtime, so the only peddler was this guy along the coast. Told him to sod off. Politely. If you wanna see or swim with wild dolphins, come to Lovina early in the morning and ride out to sea with the fishermen. The waves aren't strong either even after a couple of miles out. Or so I'm told. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Bali Sojourn - Day 4
Bali Sojourn - Day 4

Walking down the beach area in the noon hot sun, you'll see what once were fishing boats now turned into tourist boats to ferry people around for the dolphins in the morning. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Bali Sojourn - Day 4
Bali Sojourn - Day 4

Did I say it was noon? © Evan Hwong Photographs

Bali Sojourn - Day 4
Bali Sojourn - Day 4

Not sure if fisherman or dolphin tour operators, playing chess whiling away the day. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Bali Sojourn - Day 4
Bali Sojourn - Day 4

A mechanic fixing on one of the many boat motors that needs oiling or tuning. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Bali Sojourn - Day 4
Bali Sojourn - Day 4

On the way down back to Denpasar, we dropped by the Candi Kuning market selling wild orchids, more touristy stuffs, and fresh strawberries. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Bali Sojourn - Day 4
Bali Sojourn - Day 4

Seems like it's plied equally by tourists and locals. Price still high. Perhaps because the place is pretty clean for a tourist's standard. I did catch from the corner of my eyes on the way down another market that's filthy with mud. More locals buying their daily produce from there, and by "corner of my eyes" i meant my guide was quick to divert my attention to the opposite side's paddy field. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Bali Sojourn - Day 4
Bali Sojourn - Day 4

All the fruits here are freshly harvested from the nearby plantations and farms. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Bali Sojourn - Day 4
Bali Sojourn - Day 4

Boiled peanuts, sir? You can tell she'll grow up to be quite a beauty. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Bali Sojourn - Day 4
Bali Sojourn - Day 4

Mangosteen, rambutan, bananas, mangoes, the price can be quite cheap here. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Bali Sojourn - Day 4
Bali Sojourn - Day 4

Remember that most shops are selling the same stuff from one stall to another, so one's sale of the day would truly depend on their service or if there's anything that's anymore unique than the next store. I donno if I'd buy anything from a sulky storekeeper. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Bali Sojourn - Day 4
Bali Sojourn - Day 4

Boiled salted corncobs. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Bali Sojourn - Day 4
Bali Sojourn - Day 4

Did I mention fresh strawberries? Tasted sweet and sour. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Bali Sojourn - Day 4
Bali Sojourn - Day 4

Snacks and local junk food. You'll also notice some locals put flowers on their ears or head... Those aren't for vanity. It's actually given after being blessed in a nearby temple. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Bali Sojourn - Day 4
Bali Sojourn - Day 4

You can flirt with me all you want, but Singapore's strict immigration and customs rule does not allow bringing in plants. I think. But nope, not buying. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Bali Sojourn - Day 4
Bali Sojourn - Day 4

I thought it was a cafe selling espresso. Turned out the espresso sign was a painting for sale. Pfft. Kids here playing with smoke circles from their cigarettes. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Bali Sojourn - Day 4
Bali Sojourn - Day 4

By now you'd notice there's more Moslem people from their head scarfs. We were in Moslem territory anyway. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Bali Sojourn - Day 4
Bali Sojourn - Day 4

A husband of one of the seller bringing more fresh produce for his wife to sale. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Bali Sojourn - Day 4
Bali Sojourn - Day 4

Besides souvenirs, some also sell clothes, bags, typical stuffs you'd see sold at anywhere touristy. Don't buy from here. Look for Day 7 for buying souvenir tips and tricks. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Bali Sojourn - Day 4
Bali Sojourn - Day 4

No customers, so the wives were free to gossip about your husbands. I do understand a little bit of Indonesian language, so it was a little funny hearing their grouses. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Bali Sojourn - Day 4
Bali Sojourn - Day 4

Mom's here just gleeful with her boy's antics for some reason. She just stood there grinning while he plays. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Bali Sojourn - Day 4
Bali Sojourn - Day 4

And you wonder why nobody goes to your shop. *shudders* © Evan Hwong Photographs

Bali Sojourn - Day 4
Bali Sojourn - Day 4

Fresh orchids and plants for sale here... As beautiful as they are, please check with your immigration policies on bringing in plants into your country. Click the link below for a whole bunch of guideline by AVA Singapore. © Evan Hwong Photographs

Bali Sojourn - Day 4
Bali Sojourn - Day 4

On the way back my guide decided to prank me with another sight of a paddy field knowing I'm sick and tired of them already. Haha! © Evan Hwong Photographs

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