Here at the Royal Villa Jepun which sounds very smart but it’s fairly humble really they do have a lovely bunch of folk working here.
One of them is Micki who just loves a big day out for a very reasonable price. We asked him to run us around the Tegallalang Terraces. Positively a shrine to commerce these days, more swings than you could ever sit on and photogenic frames to pose on.
Being rather clumsy these days I decided not to attempt the stairs as they were terribly slippery from all the heavy rain. So embarrassing to be the only Granny ever to go from top to bottom in an instant. It was bad enough last year when half a dozen young men had to manhandle me into a tour boat.
Oh goodness it just gets better and better as you turn into the mature adventurers.
Murf liked this frog so all cudos goes to him.
We were recalling the old terraces again and still cannot believe the changes and still wonder why they are not declared a national treasure and treasured by the nation.
We still love them.
When I was here last with my dear neighbor we also had come for a visit and then our driver kindly took us to the old coffee plantation. I knew straight away Murf would just love to see it and enjoy some of the samples they do.
Terribly generous and served with such grace.
Here’s one of their old workers enjoying every moment, no doubt he will be hatching plans to roast a little coffee in our little yard.
It’s great to see the plants they grow even a huge curry tree, yep a tree no bushes here. I am very keen on the cocoa, oh my goodness it’s just the best in a chocolate cake. I will come back to cake later as again OMG the cake we have eaten today.
Just a wee bit of coffee.
Along from the plantation there is the most interesting street. Sadly for us it’s a day most the shops were closed. However we did find a rather cool birdcage shop and got one to start a collection. No we have no pet birds and never intend to. Our streets are full of the most noisy parrots ever, they are enough.
We have a cafe in Pomona and the garden area is full of old cages. We love them and hope to achieve a similar look. Cage by cage. Let’s hope we can carry the fragile thing home on a crowded aircraft.
The best part of the day was lunch at Sage. My most favorite place ever. The food is brilliant, all vegan. The customers are all amazingly cool and spend their meal doing digital nomad type posts. If not that they all earnestly discuss things like how stressed they are and how wonderful the last yoga class was. Obviously we fit in perfectly.
Too sad I was not brave enough to get out the camera and photograph all the delicious food we ate.
The Coconut Cake is just to die for, so moist, so delicately flavored and best of all reasonably good for you. Then as we were sadly leaving out came a Chocolate Cake.
Dear reader never has such a cake passed by me. It was instant attraction so once more we will have to come back.
I took Murf to look at the Bali Spirit Hotel a Hotel so perfectly placed to reach Sage the Gods must have been consulted.
Such a nice place and when I was there last year the staff were telling us just how long they had all been employed there. Not a soul under twenty years service which could have explained the beautiful atmosphere around the place.
Next time we will go there.