Tips for Your Summer Holiday in Bali
This October, Bali is very hot. If you happen to be on holiday in Bali, there may not be many activities to do during the day. If you're not careful, you could get a heat stroke.
But don't worry; this time, I will share a story about spending time in Bali during the dry season, which may be as hot as summer in your country.
Going to the waterfall may not be the right option right
now. Considering this is the dry season, most waterfalls will probably look
drier than usual.
If you stay in Denpasar, try to visit:
Alternatively, you can go to several tourist villages in
Bali. Apart from enjoying views of the rice fields, several tourist villages also
have cafes and restaurants where you can relax while enjoying food and drinks.
|A view on Warung Lohji, Blahkiuh source: personal collection
Going to the beach can also be the right choice. But once
again, you have to choose a time when the sun's rays don't sting too much.
In the morning, around 06.00-09.00 WITA (06.00-09.00 AM) could be the right
time. Apart from playing on the beach, you can enjoy the sunrise on the beaches
to the east, for example, the beaches in the Sanur area.
In the afternoon, after 16.00 WITA (04.00 PM), it will be nice to enjoy
the afternoon sun. If you are lucky, you can see the sunset in a clear sky.
|A view at Double Six, photo: personal collection
While on holiday, don't forget to try some cold desserts
that are suitable for summer.
Green coconut ice is usually a favorite drink. But apart
from that, there are several types of traditional drinks. One of them is daluman
Daluman ice, which looks like green jelly, is made using the
juice of Cylea barbata Miers leaves, or in Indonesian, cincau hijau.
|Source: Luthfi Hinelo/Youtube
Cincau hijau has benefits for keeping digestion working
well. The sugar compounds in cincau hijau are able to treat stomach aches;
cincau hijau also contains alkaloid compounds, vitamin B and vitamin C, which
can treat diarrhea if consumed three times a day regularly.
You can enjoy this special jelly with coconut milk, brown sugar syrup, and refreshing cold ice.
Apart from daluman ice, a refreshing dessert is es campur (mixed
There are various types of es campur. However, usually, es
campur contains tapai (fermented cassava), pearl sago, black grass jelly,
kolang kaling, jackfruit, and occasionally seaweed.
This ice is very refreshing to enjoy on a hot day.
Especially if you have just enjoyed spicy dishes like rujak.
You can enjoy rujak on this place:
I hope this information can help you spend a pleasant time
during the summer in Bali. Don't forget to wear your sunscreen when going
outside, and have a nice holiday!