Hey guys! Here’s the next part of my Bali trip. We went to Kintamani, which is similar to Cameron Highlands here. Toto didn’t tell us the itinerary or I would’ve brought a jacket.. it was freezing up there. The journey took a good hour or so. The odd thing about ascending the mountains is that the roads are straight, not winding like how they are here.

The village offers excellent, panoramic views of the active volcano, Mount Batur (last major eruption in the 1960s) and Lake Batur.

Super frustrated at my phone camera. It refuses to take nice shots when in bright sunlight, turning out overexposed pictures instead. This doesn’t do it justice.

We got there at a bad time – it rained as soon as we finished lunch, but we had a good meal at an outdoor patio before it started pouring.

Wooden outdoor platform that you have to climb up on. The woven bamboo mat was very prickly. The buffet lunch was a scrumptious Balinese spread.

I couldn’t get enough of their goreng pisang (fried bananas). The deep fried brinjals and Balinese style satay (which is wrapped around thick sticks) was good too.

Our mountainside view. The restaurant was divided into a top platform and a lower platform, and situated right at the edge of the slope.

I really wished the weather had been better. The air here is very refreshing – like it had never been breathed in by any man yet. And the view of the mountain looming over the vast, sapphire-coloured lake is amazing. Will definitely want to come back here in the future, and hopefully the weather will be better then.

Getting There 

Private vehicles need to pay a 10,000 RP fee. There are two routes for cars coming from South Bali, from Ubud, and Besakih and Bangli. There are also shuttle buses from Ubud but advanced booking is required. From Denpasar, bemos and buses are available but travel time will take longer.