World Famous Bali:
It would be hard to find a tourist from pretty much anywhere around the world that hasn’t heard of Bali, Indonesia. This is due to several reasons. The laid back Balinese culture, for one, has been luring foreigners seeking serenity and relaxation for years. The combination of this laid back vibe with stunning beaches, first class resorts and restaurants, world class surfing, trekking trips and a vibrant social scene equate to very high tourist numbers. There is something for everyone on the island. These numbers, however, have put increased scrutiny not only on the Balinese culture, but also, the fragile ecosystems in the region.
Ulu Watu Temple
During my recent visit to Bali, I wanted to sample much of what the Indonesian isle is famous for. But, I knew that in order to do so I needed to get my own wheels in order to maximize my two-week stay. I bartered with one of the staff members at my guesthouse in Kuta and arranged a moto rental which equated to roughly 3 dollars per day. After sampling some of the seaside restaurants in Kuta, Legian, Jimbaran and Seminyak, I knew that it was time to branch out and check out some of the other sites on the island. One temple that is often promoted on the island is Ulu Watu Temple. I figured that it would be a pretty cool place to take a look at, but at the same time, I knew I had to avoid the onslaught of daily tourist buses that arrive to the prime spots.