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Bali road trip – lot’s of road

15 Feb

Sticky rice on the rice terraces

For some reason Indonesia (Bali) seems tougher to get around in than Thailand. There’s a lot more ‘services’ that just blatantly rip you off – with a friendly smile. Once you get a feel for the prices though, you can get good deals – so we booked ourselves a trip around Bali, mixing and matching the ‘standard tours’ and going off the tourist trail a bit. I’m not sure if the mixing of different sights was a good idea, as we ended up spending quite some hours in the car getting to the sights… But I guess that a road trip involves being on the road… lots of road… Pics below. Continue reading

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Back to the stone age in Piodao

16 Jul
Schist and slate everywhere

Schist and slate everywhere

Piódão is a quaint little village stuck to a mountain slope. The houses are all made of black schist stones (slate) which gives the village a dark but picturesque and coherent look except the white church in the middle of it (always the same that can get away with exceptions in urban planning…). I thought the village was simply wow and should be put on the Unesco World Heritage list, whereas my friends and my mum said: “but there’s nothing there”… Tastes differ.

  • Lots of pictures below

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