May 26, 2017 ICS Travel Group

“Top 10 Trip Pics” Bali, by Kwanchanok Meechai

“Top 10 Trip Pics” is a series of posts by ICS staff members around southeast Asia sharing their 10 best pictures from their own trips in our destinations.

“Top 10 Trip Pics” Bali, by Kwanchanok Meechai

Showering on Ayung River.

I went down to check out rafting at Ayung River.  It was very good fun to paddle with your team, scream, and giggle when the guide entertains the team members along the river.  The guide stopped for a shower at a small waterfall along the river.  The water was cold, refreshing and so enjoyable. This tour is great for tourists who love adventure activities and walking.

 

“Top 10 Trip Pics” Bali, by Kwanchanok Meechai

An impressive Rice Terrace.

Even though it was low season during my time there, Bali still provided me the opportunity to enjoy the green scenery of the rice paddies along my cycling path.  The weather was so friendly…no rain and not to hot.

 

“Top 10 Trip Pics” Bali, by Kwanchanok Meechai

Temple Visit.

There are a lot of temples in Bali and most require visitors to wear a sarong before entering the temple.  Some temples provide sarongs to rent or to borrow. I suggest you to prepare your personal sarong and grab it when you’re exploring in Bali.  Visiting this temple was not part of our day’s itinerary. Our guide asked if we would like to visit, and our answer was “YES, why not!”

 

“Top 10 Trip Pics” Bali, by Kwanchanok Meechai

Rice terrace while biking.

My first WOW photo spot! I had to stop and take a photo with this beautiful, breathtaking view behind me. However, I suggest wearing lighter-colored biking clothing in order to keep cool and to keep sipping water to stay hydrated.

 

“Top 10 Trip Pics” Bali, by Kwanchanok Meechai

“Top 10 Trip Pics” Bali, by Kwanchanok Meechai

Nasi Campur, also known as “Nasi Rames”.

Along my cycling route at Jatiluwih, we stopped for a local lunch.  There were not many dishes to choose from, but my guide recommended this dish…a scoop of white rice combined with small portions of other ingredients such as meats, vegetables, peanuts, eggs, and fried-shrimp.  Each ingredient brings different tastes: sweet, salty, crunchy; and boiled veggies keep the taste balanced.  Served with banana trunk soup. I finished it all! ;-P

 

“Top 10 Trip Pics” Bali, by Kwanchanok Meechai

My World is green!

I do believe that being nestled in nature, taking a deep breath, enjoying watching the beautiful view peacefully – whenever we have a chance – is a great way to de-stress and keep the mind positive and relaxed.

 

“Top 10 Trip Pics” Bali, by Kwanchanok Meechai

Jatiluwih Rice Terrace.

This was my view during lunch, overlooking Jatiluwih on west part of Bali.  It has been appointed as a UNESCO World Heritage site because of the traditionally-managed irrigation system, locally called Subak.

 

“Top 10 Trip Pics” Bali, by Kwanchanok Meechai

Holding Sunset.

This “forced perspective” pose has become very popular. It’s a fun thing to challenge your ability to take direction and your photographer to direct your position in the photo. I suggest mingling with the people by finding a seat at a local restaurant and support them by buying drink, or just walk along the beach.

 

“Top 10 Trip Pics” Bali, by Kwanchanok Meechai

Brothers on the Bike.

After finishing rafting, we headed to Mount Kintamani and stopped for a coffee at Ceking Rice Terrace, where I found this mural.  I like the younger brother facial expression (>.<) about his big brother’s speed!

 

“Top 10 Trip Pics” Bali, by Kwanchanok Meechai

Pastel Sunset

There are many beaches in Bali which are good spots for watching the sunset. Today I got to see the different sunset colors that are rarely witnessed. The day had a cloudy start, but it turned out simply beautiful, just amazing!

 

About the Author: Kwanchanok Meechai (Jeab) is Product Supervisor in Bangkok, Thailand. She has been with ICS Travel Group for 2 years.