Last week we headed over to the northern part of bali with our german speaking tour guide called Ready. He is a very funny and clever person and we did many trips with him already. This time he showed us the big rice fields near Tabanan, which are UNESCO world heritage. I never saw such big rice fields before and was impressed by the beauty of this place. In addition I thought how much work it must have been to build all these terraces and little canals that provide water for the fields. Ready also explained us the process of cultivating rice, that there are different stages and that it takes around 100 days from seeding to harvesting the rice. After taking a few pictures and walking around a little we got back into our van and drove to a waterfall in the mountains near lake Buyan.
After a little walk down into the jungle we saw a beautiful waterfall, which was about 25m high and surrounded by beautiful green plants. We changed our clothes and jumped in the cool and refreshing water – which was a great pleasure after the long and hot car ride. It was not only swimming in the cold water – Ready also told us that this waterfall is used for purity-ceremonies and that we are “clean” after going to this waterfall.
When we had finished we walked up the steep way again and saw clove trees, big spiders and also Ananas-plants, which was very interesting.
I really enjoyed this day with my friends and Ready and saw a very natural and impressive side of the beautiful island Bali.