Indonesia

Green Bali. Indonesian stories.

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LT: Indonezija. Jau praėjo savaitė po kelionės, atrodo, lyg visa amžinybė. Balis, žinoma, visai kita Indonezijos pusė – turistinė- vietiniai pripratę prie didelio svetimšalių antplūdžio. Čia vietiniai nepuola fotografuotis kartu, kaip Javoje, Indonezijos pagrindinėje saloje. Tačiau gamta, ypač salos rytuose,  tikrai pritrenkiančio grožio.

Ruošiama valtis kelionei į Gili salą, žinoma, susilaukiu pasiūlymo ir aš, bet iškankinta “besisupančių” lėktuvų, tą galimybę tądien atmetu.

EN: Indonesia. After a week at work, I need to check my photo library to assure I have been on vacation, otherwise, I feel this didn’t even happen. After visiting Bali island, I wish I had more days to come back to Java, I feel I have left there so many things unnoticed. In Bali people are so OK to this huge flow of tourists every day, they do not even taking pictures together, like in Yogyakarta 🙂 Anyways, nature is so amazing in here, I haven’t seen that much greenery anywhere else. Especially in east of the island, I had a luxury to look around while driving.

These boats above are prepared to float to Gili islands, of course, I got an invitation to get there. Maybe next time, I was swinging enough in planes 🙂

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Saloje dauguma vietinių verčiasi žemdirbyste- augina ryžius tiesiog plantacijomis, kaip vienoje iš jų man teko pereiti visus “kryžiaus” kelius, šlapia, katik po lietaus žole, numindžiotais takais ir laipteliais iš purvo- vietomis nuo slydimo žymių jų net nelikę. 🙂 Linksmiausia tai, jog ši “treniruotė” baigiasi aukštai aukštai kitąpus, kur gali atsipalaiduoti besimėgaujant jaunų kokosų sultimis. Apsišarvavusi sportbačiais įveikiau visus kalnelius ir nuolydžius, buvau purve iki kelių, mažiausiai, bet juk tokios ir turi būti atostogos! Tiesa? 🙂

Atgaudama kvapą pačiame kalno viršuje sveikinu vietinį, nešiną žolės pilnais nasčiais, basomis įveikusį “mano kryžiaus kelą”… Aš apšalusi, o jis man šypsosi 🙂

People living from agriculture and, of course, tourism. But anyways, rice fields stretching all over the island, like this I was “working” at 🙂 On the other side rice fields finish with young coconut juice, that is why I must have to get there! Wet grass, not many of the stairs left, climbing by hands, all in dirt, but I made it! Happy to be on top, and local worker smiles to me- he climb bare foot and with full of grass bamboo yoke on his shoulders. Oh well..

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Tirta Gangga, Bali. Indonesian stories.

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Yes, that is the most beautiful place I have ever seen 😉 Tirta Gangga was on my list while visiting Bali, even know it was quite far away to get to. It is opposite site of other places I wanted to see, so I am glad Golden Tours have aggreed to get me there. And it was so worth it!

Tirta Gangga means water pallace for Gangga, who is one of hindu gods. On the hill there is a temple and fresh spring water pool, where people comes to wash their sins.

Beautiful pools with fishes looks amazing. Standing on the stones made me feel like godess walking on the water. Such a pleasure to spend time there, swiming in fresh waters, meditate or feed fishes. Especially, traveling to that side of Bali made me see completely different side of the island. There are beautiful beaches with Gili island on horizon, palm trees and rice fields on the hills, temples on the highest mountains, much less tourists and beautiful panoramic views. Everything you need for a different day in Bali. 😌

My look of the day: Missguided maxi shirt dress, Dior So Real sunglasses, Kenzo wallet on chain, Lindex golden sandals.

Taman Sari water castle. Indonesian stories.

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Water water everywhere… green water pools in Water Castle, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Sultan builded this castle for his own pleasure and, of course, his wives to spend time with. Or sneak peak from the balcony from above 😂

Anyways, this is not used as a living part anymore, it became heritage and tourists attraction. Which is amazing, just to see how huge this pleasure area is 😉

 

When you have what you need. Indonesia stories.

EN: When you have just what you need. I always heard this about asian people- they do not live for things, especially these in villages. Well, I can not say the same about new generation or people who lives in capitals more modern lifes. Indonesian people loves to live like that, they don’t think about moving somewhere else. And why should they- that is the real joy of life, even though they say it is hard to find a job. I have been visiting some of the authentic homes in Yogyakarta, and it was an amazing experience.

Just in time, I was talking about gratitude and how we complicate our lives, I finally get there and my filosophy goes to another level.

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This is me and… me after many years! 😂 Such a lovely and welcoming lady.

LT: Vos ėmiau kalbėti apie dėkingumą ir nenorą apsikrauti gyvenimo nereikalingais rūpesčiais ar daiktais- prieš akis iškyla praktinis pavyzdys, apie kurį šneka visi keliaujantys po Azijos šalis. Žmonės čia laimingi, neapsikrovę daiktais ir nereikalingais, buitį sunkinančiais,rakandais. Tačiau jie prasitaria, kad čia gyventi ir rasti darbą labai sunku, o jei ir randi- garbės reikalas netrukdyti uždirbti ir kolegai.

Nuotraukose unikalūs indonezietiški namai ir dekorai- česnakas puikiai tinka papuošti virtuvę, argi ne? 🙂

Ir kai jau manai, kad turi pakankamai, viskas nušluojama aktyvaus ir vis dar veikinačio Merupi ugnikalnio. Žemiau nuotraukos būtent to, kas liko po lavos nuošliauža. Netgi po tokių gamtos stichijų vietiniai grįžta į savo namus nelegaliai- valdžia draudžia čia gyventi dėl galimos grėsmės.

EN: And just when you think you have enough, it is all blown away by vulcano eruption. Merupi vulcano is still active and after last eruption seven years ago, people are not afraid to get back to their homes, even if it is not allowed.

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