Okay, apparently Jeroen got a receipt from the driver with the places where we would stop. Jeroen had already thrown this receipt away before we set foot in the car, so we really had no idea what was in store for us. The best man was talking about a dam the whole time. We all thought it was fine and hoped for a not so touristy tour. At the first stop, we knew immediately that the latter was not going to happen. Besides that, we turned out not to drive to a dam, but a dance!
We took a seat in the arena where the musicians were already busy playing. In the meantime, we received a leaflet describing the play. We wouldn’t understand it, because everything was spoken in Balinese. We especially liked it when the women were dancing and making all kinds of movements with their arms. The men dressed as monkeys, witches and gods were less attractive to watch. I think they made fun of us when the musicians laughed at what the actors were saying. Well, you could tell us everything, we only knew that it was about murder and love.
Heading to the rice fields! We stopped at a large restaurant along the road where we could have lunch. Here it became even clearer that almost all tours stop here to dump their tourists for food. Smart of course, however, the food was very good! Before we could go to the rice fields, we first stopped at a coffee plantation. Our private guide took us along and told us all about the Balinese coffee. This was actually the best part of the whole tour and very interesting. After that, we sat at the table and were served 20 different kinds of coffee and tea. From avocado and vanilla coffee to very spicy ginger tea. The rice fields turned out not to be as impressive as we hoped. Everywhere we looked we saw swings on which you were pushed for about €30. Well, we skipped this.