December 29, 2010

Jimbaran & a Perfect Sunset





One of my absolute favorite experiences in Bali has to have been visiting Jimbaran, and having barbecue while watching the most incredible sunset I've ever seen in my life. Jimbaran is a small fishing village along the coast, and their beachfront is littered with dozens of restaurants (while they all look relatively the same, each has its own nuance, usually in the form of entertainment), with live bands and the freshest Balinese seafood. It's really special to be surrounded by locals and people from across the globe sharing the same experience. There are no menus to look at - just a selection of the areas best prawns, lobsters, crab, and fish to be grilled upon ordering.













On the beach you can also buy grilled corn, jagung bakar, for 10,000 rupiah (about $1). Honestly, this is one of the best things I ate in Bali! It had a subtle sweetness to it, and was so fresh and hot off the grill that I would've been happy eating just that for the rest of my trip.



And of course, the pièce de résistance - the spontaneous fireworks show, using fireworks bought on the beach. A perfect way to finish off an incredible meal couples with a gorgeous view.

18 comments:

  1. I am starving! these pictures are incredibly 'alive' I can smell the food...

    and the sunset is to dye for!

    Ylenia
    http://longuette.blogspot.com

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  2. I seen the sunset pictures and I was thinking WOW, then I kept scrolling and seen all of the other pictures too and i'm blown away. I love your pictures, you make me feel like i'm right there! xoxo

    www.pearlslaceandruffles.com

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  3. Did you practically live in a bathing suit your whole trip? I'm planning to hit up Bali soon, just wanted to get my suitcase ready..

    I absolutely love your pictures! I was supposed to go to Australia for a year recently, but it was a miss and I've already been so I'm not that disappointed but Bali is my next go-to place and was so happy to see you were going. I was anticipating pictures and these have just convinced me even more that I should definitely go soon! :) Thanks Nicolette!

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  4. Such beauty...nothing can make color like nature. Great shots and I hope also a great time. Thank you for sharing your adventure.

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  5. mmm, i love grilled corn - it reminds my when my family and i went hiking. it looks like you enjoy your holidays ;) have fun!

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  6. Oh my goodness! Your photos just keep getting better and better!! The food looks incredible!

    Thank you for your sweet comment! :)

    xo,
    Kirstin Marie

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  7. gorgeous photos nicolette!! snowbound new york is jealous.

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  8. absolutely stunning, looks like you're having an amazing time!

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  9. Those pictures make me miss Asia.
    Love!

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  10. That is just breathtaking! Mmmm, and youre right jagung bakar is absolutely yumscious! Bali is so inexpensive. My sister always goes to their spa and gets completely pampered next to nothing.

    S

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  11. Yeah I always eat loads of the grilled corn. I get it alot around where I am at so no complains there. I've also been sourcing for Bali tickets and Taiwan tickets and hoping to get some good trips slotted in for next year. A refreshing beach trip will be what I need to recharge!

    The grilled ikan (fish) looks good!

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  12. The pictures prove how gorgeous that place is!! It just looks so welcoming and cozy! And all that food looks so good!

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  13. soooooo beautiful! what a gorgeous sunset...I think it would make me super emotional. What an amazing experience

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  14. Gorgeous photos! Looks like an amazingly wonderful trip. And grilled corn = delicious.

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  15. Really breathtaking!! Definitely, Jimbaran is a perfect place to see sunsets.
    Here are a bit more photos of sunset in Jimbaran

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  16. That is just breathtaking! Mmmm, and youre right jagung bakar is absolutely yumscious! Bali is so inexpensive. My sister always goes to their spa and gets completely pampered next to nothing.

    S

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