Cheeky Monkey's

The monkeys within the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal are commonly called long-tailed macaques. 

Throughout Bali, Balinese long-tailed macaques tend to stay within forested areas. However, Balinese long-tailed macaques, including those within the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal, occasionally wander into rice fields or even village areas that are adjacent to the forest.

Outside of the entrance you will have the opportunity to purchase bananas in order to feed the monkey's. If you do in fact want to feed the monkey's you will have every opportunity to get up close and oh so personal! I've been a few times and U have never managed to feel really comfortable but that's just me. 

If you decide not to feed them whatever you do do not bring in any food they will sniff it out and they will win in the end.  

Keep close watch of sunglasses, earrings, hats or anything that they could grab and scamper off with, they are skilled pickpockets.  

Once inside you will have countless opportunities to take lots of pictures. Inside you will notice that it seems to be a lot more humid make sure you bring water and stay hydrated. 



Started out cute….

Ohh wait what…...

 Beautiful Balinese stone carved staircase. Good luck on trying to get the perfect photo without a lot of fellow tourists in the background. 

Bali is HOT

There are so many great things to love about Bali. The people, culture, landscape and artistry of the Island of Bali is amazing. As much as I love Bali, the heat for me is a killer! I am  use to the sunny, usually mild climate of Southern California, it hardly rains and we really don't get any hot weather, at least for a long stretch we don't.

One of the hottest times I spent in Bali was February/March 2014.  Bali is known for 80 something degree weather but the "feel like" is much higher due to the humidity. Of course the best way to cool down is to stay hydrated but I am not a big fan of water. However,  I do enjoy Bingtang!

Have you ever been to Bali and what did you think of the weather?

Lake Bratan (Pura Penataran Beratan)


The temple complex is located on the shores of Lake Bratan in the mountains near Bedugul. Water temples serve the entire region in the outflow area; downstream there are many smaller water temples that are specific to each irrigation association (subak).

Built in 1663, this temple is used for offerings ceremony to the Balinese water, lake and river goddess Dewi Danu, due to the importance of Lake Bratan as a main source of irrigation in central Bali. The 11 stories of pelinggih meru dedicated for Shiva and his consort ParvathiBuddha statue also present inside this temple.

Lake Bratan is known as the Lake of Holy Mountain due to the fertility of this area. Located 1200 m above sea level, it has a cold tropical climate.

This lakeside temple was constructed in honor of Dewi Danu, goddess of the lake that was formed by a volcanic eruption 30, 000 years ago.



Bali Bird and Reptile Park

 Bali Bird Park, is a tourist attraction in Bali, Indonesia. It is located at the Gianyar Regency and has an area of 20,000 square metres. The Bird Park houses more than 5000 birds representing more than 200 species in an enclosed aviary.  
Address: Batubulan, Sukawati, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

Hours: Open today · 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Entrance to the Bird park. The reptile park is right next door.

Entrance to the Bird park. The reptile park is right next door.

Beautiful varieties of birds in tranquil and peaceful setting makes for a great day out.

Beautiful varieties of birds in tranquil and peaceful setting makes for a great day out.

Bali Bird and Reptile park so peaceful.