We started off our second day by meeting our driver, Tama, at 9:30. He had plans to take us north – to see the arts, crafts and countryside of Bali.
Our first few stops of the day came at various silver, wood and art houses, where we got to see amazing pieces of work – and Julia got some new ear rings. After these, we visited a popular temple called the Pura Batuan.
We continued into the countryside as we headed north, with a stop at Tegallalang rice terrace outside of Ubud. This stop was touristy, but very unique.
Continuing north, we had a great lunch outside of Kintamani with a table overlooking Lake Batur and the volcano.
On our way into Ubud, we stopped at the Bali Pulina – a farm where they make one of the most expensive coffees in the world. They feed berries to a Luwak (opossum) who then poops the berries out. After collecting this excrement, they dry, roast and grind it into coffee. The description doesn’t do any justice to the coffee – it was delicious.
After nearly 12 hours of touring, we returned home and got ready for dinner in Seminyak, where we met some of Julia’s friends from Google for drinks on the beach.