After the “Bali Summer Vacation 2017: Day 1” story, I’m back with the 2nd day’s stories of Bali Summer V. Moving right up!
Don’t Do This At
The not-so-pleasant thing about travelling with your 2 brothers with the Y.O.L.O. kind of life was that… waking up late everyday! Well, it was a holiday – waking up at 12 pm was somehow…normal.
But! I suggest you NOT to do the same. We lost hours of adventures due to this pro-procrastination. Now, shall we start the day?
Babi Guling Candra
For breakfast, we chose a pork specialist restaurant, located in Jalan Teuku Umar, Dauh Puri Kauh, Denpasar Barat, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80113 (HERE).
My 2 brothers ordered Babi Guling (Suckling Pig) – which cost IDR 45,000 per portion – and I ordered Ayam Betutu (Betutu Chicken) – which cost IDR 50,000. For drinks, 2 bottled tea (IDR 7,000 each) and 1 Coca Cola (IDR 10,000).
The chicken was so-so, but my brothers said that the pork was awesome! Totally recommended!!!
The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Ubud
Time to visit the star of Darwin’s Theory: Monkeys!
The 3 of us headed to Ubud to visit the Monkey Forest (HERE), and of course, to take pictures and capture videos of the monkeys. We didn’t expect to interact with the monkey, since they could be pretty naughty and aggressive sometimes.
Several things to keep in mind while visiting The Sacred Monkey Sanctuary:
- Keep your small belongings inside your bag: Hairpin, eyeglasses, sunglasses, purse, key chain, badge… You don’t want them to snatch your stuffs.
- The site is a non-smoking area.
- Do not open your bag when the monkeys are nearby. They’ll put an eye on you, waiting for the right time to jump at you and make their way to your opened bag.
- Don’t look the monkeys in the eye.
- Don’t disturb the baby monkeys – their mothers are over-protective.
What can you find here? Monkeys, scenery, the beauty of the trees, the Balinese buildings/constructions. Such a beauty!
Anomali Coffee is a coffee shop and roaster, which produced premium roasted coffee beans. The cafe has Indonesian origin coffees and mixes (cappuccino, moccachino, etc.) for on-the-spot serving and for take-away. You can also buy roasted coffee beans here – but no green beans.
Other good things are… they have smoking area and free wi-fi (well, not that free because you have to at least buy a cup of something). Not only beverages, Anomali offers pastries and finger foods. Worth a try!
This time, I bought Iced Cappuccino for IDR 39,000, Hot Sumatra Mandailing Coffee (Serving style: Tubruk) for IDR 27,000, and Hot Aceh Gayo Coffee (Serving style: French Press) for IDR 27,000. For take-away coffee beans, I bought 5 packs of 100 grams coffee beans: Sumatra Mandailing, Aceh Gayo, Bali Kintamani, Papua Wamena, and Toraja. Plus… a pack of 200 grams Black Pearl coffee beans (signature mix of Anomali).
We stayed for around 2.5 hours before finally heading back home – to the city! It was raining for 15 minutes on our way home. So… prepare your raincoat when travelling between October – April.
There are 2 outlets of Anomali Coffee in Bali. Check them out!
- Jalan Raya Ubud No. 88, Petulu, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571 (HERE)
- Bali White House, Jalan Dewi Sri No. 23, Legian, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361 (HERE)
For dinner, we decided to go to a place we all have never been before: Kedai Ceret at Jalan Tukad Yeh Aya No. 119, Renon, Denpasar Selatan, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80234 (HERE).
It was a hangout place, with angkringan style (Yogyakarta’s signature food stalls). They serves foods (with rice), snacks (sausages, skewers…), and beverages (including the traditional beverages).
See what we ordered: 1 jumbo sausage, 2 sate, 4 sego angkringan, 2 nasi bakar, 1 wedang jahe susu, 1 gorengan, 1 degan gula jawa, and 1 wedang jahe tape. We stayed from 10 pm until 12 am (or more). After that, went back home and stayed up a bit before turning off the light and passed out.
See you on the 3rd day’s story!
- Bottled coffee: IDR 6,000
- Meals at Babi Guling Candra: IDR 60,000
- Parking at Babi Guling Candra: IDR 2,000
- Entrance at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary (3 tickets): IDR 50,000
- Parking at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary: Free
- Coffee at Anomali Coffee: IDR 39,000
- Coffee bean from Anomali Coffee (700 grams): IDR 345,000
- Meals at Kedai Ceret: IDR 29,000
- Parking at Kedai Ceret: Free
- Coffeemix (6 sachets): IDR 9,000
- Cigarette: IDR 18,250
TOTAL DAY 2: IDR 558,250