According to our cab driver, the tranquility of Bali is threatened. Mass immigration, religious fanatics and, even though already 8 to 11 years ago, terrorist attacks all threaten the Agamu Hindu paradise. But driving through the gorgeous rice paddies, the taxi driver’s worries seem to fade away.
The further away we get from the mass tourism of Kuta, the traffic jams of Denpasar and the tourist traps of Jimbaran, the more we feel Bali embracing us. What a beautiful place this island is!
Our journey through the green green world of Bali leads to Seseh, a hamlet with sandy roads, a few farms, four tiny stores, a temple, beach and our Bali boutique: Villa Campur.
The owners describe their holiday house as: A perfect small hide away in a typical Balinese village at the beach between the famous Tanah Lot temple and buzzing Seminyak area. Villa Campur is a combination of open tropical architecture, western comfort and modern design; A special choice for the ones that want to experience the real Bali village life in a contemporary style tropical home.
And they have described it well. Although they forget to mention the mirror pool which seems to fade into the neighboring rice paddy. And the possibility to hire your own chef for virtually no money and enjoy the most delicious and fresh Balinese breakfasts and dinners.
Also, they could have put in a few good words on Seseh where Bintang sells for 25 cents the bottle, the beach is deserted and farm animal live is limited to one huge boar and a couple of fighter cocks (officially forbidden).
Oh, and of course rice, rice, rice and then some….
Bali – Indonesia