All the mechanic shops along the main road were shut but a very nice guy offered to take us to a small one lost in the countryside where the locals pimp their bikes and generally stick around all day chatting about motors.
This old graveyard was immersed in the magical afternoon light.
While the south is quite windy, dry and overdeveloped, the images that this exotic name evokes are still easy to find. Some of the temples are built near spring waters and the locals use to visit and bathe in order to achieve good luck, helth and prosperity. These are great places to visit especially in the rainy season, when tourists are less visible and the green lush is at its best.
In Bali temples are everywhere: some of them are less visited and this one in particular was completely empty and looked abandoned. The huge banyan trees surely add magic to these holy sites.
While visiting the south we searched for an abandoned plane, that was allegedly brought in by a local businessman trying to turn it into a restaurant. Together with this odd discovery we also met a young local pop band that was scouting the location for the shooting of their upcoming videoclip!
Yes, despite its popularity, Bali is still a magic place, full of sweet people and fantastic places to discover. You can rent a scooter for 50.000rupees a day (2.5 GBP) and start exploring this beautiful island. So, make sure you have an international driving licence or (like i always do) prepare some extra cash in case you get stopped by the police, hit the road and enjoy!