Brem is the traditional fermented food/beverage from Indonesia. There are two types of brem, brem cake (solid) that usually eaten as snack and brem beverage (liquid) made of rice wine from Bali and Nusa Tenggara, but mostly known from Bali.
They said aside from being consumed, this brem beverage is also used in temple ceremonies in Hinduism.
The alcohol level ranges from 5%-14% so it won’t take you down by having some. 😀
I was in Bali, Indonesia for 5 days and I enjoyed every single moment of it. 🙂
The trip there wasn’t like something I’d prepared months prior. It was more like a last minute decision. But honestly speaking, I had had this idea of getting out of my system and comfort zone by doing a solo trip somewhere. I planned it to be somewhere in Java island but ended up in Bali instead.
Out of the blue one day, I checked out a flight website. Apparently that airline had a promotion to Bali and it was the last day to actually book the ticket for that particular price. So, you might guess it. I took the chance right away! It merely took me a couple of hours to find the best days for me to fly there et voila! The tickets were for 1 week and couple of days after. I might sound like nuts to some but that’s how sometimes things work in my life, by being all spontaneous and enjoy things 🙂
I got the tickets already. Then I had to figure out where on Bali I was gonna stay. Jumped to Agoda to find some nice and budget hotels. And it came to me that probably I should just spend my whole trip there in Ubud. It was an amazing place to be. I discovered the beauty of this place from Eat, Pray, Love. And talked to myself, probably this was the right time for me to pay a visit there.
Long story short, I sorted some hotels in Ubud and ended up in a 3 stars hotel there. I am a pretty simple guy. As long as the hotel is clean, has comfortable room with air condition and WiFi, I am sold. And this hotel is much more than that, especially for the fact that I got cheaper price by booking the hotel online. It was USD 38 while in the brochure of the hotel that I found out later, they regularly charge USD 80 per room. 😀
After checking in hotel, I walked out to have a late dinner since i arrived at night time there. Taco Casa, a Mexican restaurant was my choice the night i arrived. Thanks to Tripadvisor! It was a pleasant dinner per se. The day after, at 7am, I was picked up by a bike tour I booked the night before. It’s Banyan Bike Tree Tour and I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to take a look deeper in Bali itself. It’s clearly one of the most memorable moments of my life. 🙂
I’ll post some pictures I took while I was in Bali in parts. Now enjoy the first part of it 🙂