Tejakula was exactly what we were looking for in a getaway - a glimpse into an authentic Bali, far removed from the tourist crowds. Our journey into town from the beach house was about a twenty minute walk along an unpaved dirt road. What we found was a secluded village of friendly people and their humble but handsomely ornamented, colourful homes, all against a backdrop of lush greens. We were also treated to a lot of curious stares and smiles.
|This is how gasoline is sold in Bali - isn't that wild?|
|Doors, gates, fences - almost always embellished with decorative details. This one was particularly beautiful.|
|A little piece of Sanrio in Tejakula|
|Supposedly everything that is considered holy is covered/wrapped in cloth like this|
|I really enjoyed all the hand-painted signage|
|Those are roosters (of the cock-fighting variety) in the baskets|
|Family scooter ride|
|Alleyway parking spot|
|Our dinner - we had no idea what we were getting but it was tasty and only 70 cents a plate!|
|Entrance to a relatively unmaintained soccer field (!) pictured in the first two images of this post|
|Homeward bound, back to the beach house|
Next up, our tour of northern Bali.