Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Indonesia -- Day 12 Industry and jobs of the Ubud, Bali area

Supak water irrigation

Supak water irrigation
Today the Adventures Abroad itinerary was:

Today we depart Lovina and travel past spectacular rice terraces to the artists' village of Ubud.  
Along the way we visit the spectacular rice terraces at Pupuan. We proceed from there to Tanah Lot, an ocean temple built atop a huge rock surrounded by the sea at high tide by one of the last priests to come to Bali from Java in the 16th century. Its rituals include the paying of homage to the guardian spirits of the sea. Sea snakes found at the base are believed to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruders.
 We continue to Ubud, a remarkable town located in the middle of the island. For more than a century, it has been the island's preeminent centre for fine arts, dance and music. While it once was a haven for scruffy backpackers, cosmic seekers, artists and bohemians, Ubud is now a hot spot for literati, glitterati, art collectors and connoisseurs.
Overnight in Ubud. Meal plan: Breakfast and dinner.

Local woman collecting rice

From the pictures here you can see a woman with a bushel of rice plants.  She will beat these against the rack in front of her.  This releases all the rice grains.  See the pile of brown "sawdust" in front of the rack.

brown collecting rice.
The rice is then dried out on the tarps in the sun.

woman selling her ware,

From this photos you can see quite the differences that are in Bali.  The Cash and Kredit sign, the new car, the yellow and white material over the shrine and the women selling her wares on the corner.

handmade chairs, Bali

Aren't these fantastic? Look at the detail of the loveseat that the man is sitting on.

local store, Bali
Lava stone works, Bali
Gas Station, Bali

Mobile Store-on-the-go, Bali
Flowers, Bali

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Flowers, Bali

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