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JCE BLOG: Day 4 – The Bali bike ride & case of the missing wallet

  • August 5, 2016

Our Thursday in Bali was an adventurous  one — from a bike ride to a lost wallet — it didn’t disappoint.

We began half the day driving to Bail’s volcano, which erupted in the early 2000’s. Our tour guide said monkeys live at the top — if you see them run down to the village you better run too. Luckily no eruptions occurred.

Next stop, we got to see how Luwok coffee is made. A small cat-like animal, named a Luwok, eats a coffee berry. 

Then their digestive system ferments the berry. The poop reveals the coffee bean, which is then roasted and grounded for coffee. 

Luwok coffee is one of the most expensive coffees in the world. The reason? The Luwok only “makes” 500 grams per secretion. Needless to say — it wasn’t my cup of coffee!

We finally got to our bike tour. All down hill — luckily. In the 15 miles we saw rural Bali — including rice fields, a Balinese family home and an old temple. 

Oh — and our group got to see a banana spider. I took pictures of it from far, far away. 

After a lunch, we got back to Ubud and did some shopping before we headed back to the hotel.

We made reservations at a nice restaurant, 3 Monkeys. Amazing food, okay service. 

That’s when the case of the missing wallet began.

Cards were cancelled — only for the wallet to reappear on our pool deck in the morning. 😒

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