Monday 10 March 2014 89 °F
Today was my 56th day away from home. My family and I had another lovely day in Bali, Indonesia.
Sadly, no interesting birds were seen today except for a few JAVAN KINGFISHERS which flew over the villa in which I'm staying.
The main event of the day was taking a driving tour guided by our personal driver Marday.
Our first stop was at a beautiful place of worship for Hindus called "Temple in the Rock." You can see why it is called that in some of the pictures of this place below:
The next stop was for a delicious buffet lunch at a restaurant on the rim of a gigantic volcanic caldera. Here is the view from the restaurant:
The third and last stop was at a coffee plantation. We learned that they made their coffee here buy growing coffee trees in an open environment and letting mongoose (see the photo below) eat the coffee beans. Then, they collect the feces of the mongoose, run water through the feces, purify the water, and the coffee is made!
One of their pet mongoose:
Where they make the coffee:
Coffee beans and mongoose feces:
They also had a gigantic pet bat:
It was a pleasant day. Tomorrow will be yet another day in this beautiful, majestic land.
World Life List: 638 Species (no new life birds today)