Traveling the Interior of Bali

If you want to get the most out of travel, it is a good idea to know what landmarks and sightseeing opportunities lie between where you are and where you are going. My Ashland, Oregon, friend Judy and I did just that on a recent journey between Ubud and Pemuteran, a little town on the northwest edge of Bali.

I set out with my driver to pick up Judy early in the morning. Our first stop was at what I thought was a little “coffee break” but turned out to be a coffee bean plantation! We were treated to a private tour of the tiny plantation, then sat and enjoyed over a dozen flavors of teas and coffees for free. (This is the region that is famous for the coffee beans pooped out of a civet cat before being roasted. We saw the civet and the poop. That coffee was not free. We passed.)

Roasting coffee beans


Judy and I enjoyed tasting the local coffees and teas

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