The Beauty of Bali

Bali is stunning.  Not only are it’s rice terraces and temples amazing, but there are several natural wonders and over 20 waterfalls.  We decided to hit up two of them.  The driver who we coordinated for the day had an accident and sent a friend to help us find another driver.  More evidence of Balinese goodness.

Tibumana Waterfall

A not-as-popular attraction as other waterfalls, it is located about 45 minutes from 45 minutes from Ubud.  We paid the small nominal entrance fee (which supports the local collective and minders), and headed down.  There is brief walk through some rice paddies, and then some steep steps.  We followed the short well-maintained dirt path until it opened into a large canyon like U-shape with great waterfall pouring over the edge.  About 20 people were already there.  Some taking their sexy bathing suit poses, their couple-in-love poses, and their I’ve found my inner peace praying hands pose.  The fern and moss covered walls shimmered with the air pressure caused by the thundering water.  We took a bunch of snaps and stayed for about 45 minutes.

Tukad Cepung Waterfall

This was farther from Ubud, nearly an hour drive through rural Bali.  A small entrance fee is required.  Getting down to this waterfall required some serious stair-master work. It was worth it.  We walked through a deep canyon to find the falls pouring into a cave. There was a line of people wanting pictures so we waited our turn.  The lighting was no good for pictures.  But the falls pouring into the canyon, with rays of light certainly made us feel special.

After taking our snaps and yielding our place in line we headed to a second waterfall in nearby.  I’m not pointing any fingers, but one member of our group overdosed on skittles and farted a rainbow.  Eagle eyed observes of this photo might spot the culprit.

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