Finally, today was a day to just lay on the beach! We found ourselves in Kuta enjoying the sun and sand. It is absolutely gorgeous here! We started the day with a yoga class on the beach. It was a great way to start the day. For they rest of the day we relaxed on the beach before going to try and find some nightlife in Kuta. We found ourselves travelling around Kuta by a horse drawn carriage! It was quite unique and a great way to see the area in the open, though sometimes smelly, air!
We wanted to try some more local authentic food, and just our luck we made friends with the carriage driver who invited us to his family home for a meal. He seemed friendly enough, so we decided to go along. We had the most wonderful food and his family was so welcoming. They had cooked a dish called Babi Guling which is a roast suckling pig, stuffed with spices, impaled on a wooden pole and cooked over a fire of cocunut husks and wood for a couple of hours. It was delicious! All of their food is traditionally served on banana leaves as an offering to the gods. Balinese people only eat with their right hands, as the left hand is seen as impure. After dinner, they offered us a drink of Brem, which is rice wine. It was sweet and we are told it is made from sweet rice.
The rice is fermented for three days and the brem drains into a pan. After a few glasses, we figured we were ready to dance. Kuta is known for its night life and it has a popular strip of nightclubs and bars. We spent most of the night in Bounty Restaurant 1 dancing the night, and early morning, away!