Continued from Northwestern Bali
From the northwest of Bali, we again headed southeast through the heart of the island.
Our first stop was the huge market in Bedugul. It’s $1 to enter/park, and here you can find anything truly Balinese, from orchids to puffy rice crackers flavored with saffron to exotic produce from all over the island.
A visit here is a like a trip through the tail end of the Age of the Exploration, a journey into Bali’s history as a valuable stop along the Spice Route; what’s still grown on Bali today retains the ancient influence of countries all over the world.
At Bedugul you can find great coffee and chocolate, as well as every spice imaginable; you can also find textiles, jewelry, crafts, knick-knacks, Jimmy Hoffa…