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Do you ever try Kopi Luwak coffee?
Last year we were in Bali. We knew that Bali is The home of Luwak coffee, the most expensive coffee in the world. For our first breakfast in Kuta we found a small coffee shop near our hotel and we tried this special drink.
I don't know...maybe we prefer Italian Coffee made in a classic moka 🙂
After coffee tasting and a balinese breakfast with chicken fried, rice and potatoes we decided to booking a visit to a coffee farm.
This is a particular coffee. The main factor of it’s high price is the uncommon method of producing such a coffee. It has been produced from the coffee beans which have been digested by a certain Indonesian cat-like animal called then palm civet or also civet cat.
This is the reason this coffee is also called cat poop coffee 😮 or civet cat coffee. The feces of this cat will be collected, finished and sold as kopi luwak. The short supply, in comparison with the high demand, the different taste and the uncommon production methods define the value of kopi luwak.
This coffee is produced mainly on the islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali and Sulawesi in the Indonesian Archipelago. It is also widely gathered in the forest or produced in the farms in the islands of the Philippines.
Our Kopi Luwak Coffee tasting
Maybe I prefer Tea tasting!
If you are looking for a quick getaway for Valentine’s day, in Italy there is a perfect place to be. Terni, in Umbria is most visited city in this special date!
We started our second day in Rome with our breakfast taken in the Roman Ghetto with Jewish pastry (I don't remember the name of this delicious pastry made with dry fruits) and a strong coffee.
The Roman Ghetto was a Jewish ghetto established in 1555 in the Rione Sant'Angelo, in the area surrounded by present-day Via del Portico d'Ottavia, Lungotevere dei Cenci, Via del Progresso and Via di Santa Maria del Pianto, close to the River Tiber and the Theatre of Marcellus.
With the exception of little periods under Napoleon from 1808 to 1815 and under the Roman Republics of 1798-99 and 1849, the ghetto of Rome was controlled by the papacy until the capture of Rome in 1870.
Roman Ghetto is a tiny district of Rome but it's so beautiful and with lot of things to see.
After breakfast we had a trip across the Tiber river to Trastevere, a charming medieval neighbourhood with a fiery temperament.
A stroll around Trastevere, a formerly working-class district with a heady nightlife, will take you away from the crowds to the hidden corners of Rome.
After that we went to Gianicolo. I don't like climb the hills but we needed to visit this part of the city!!
The Gianicolo is a hill in western Rome, Italy. Although the second-tallest hill (the tallest being Monte Mario) in the contemporary city of Rome, the Janiculum does not figure among the proverbial Seven Hills of Rome, being west of the Tevere and outside the boundaries of the ancient city.
Our last stop for the day was Vaticano city.
The day before we went there for a wedding but we love walking in front of San Pietro and eat a big gelato (we always eat something! Sorry I ALWAYS EAT!!!).
Vatican city (Citta del Vaticano), the papal residence, was built over the tomb of Saint Peter. The Vatican's position as a sovereign state within a state was quaranteed by the Lateran Treaty of 1929, marked by the building of a new road, the Via della Conciliazione. This leads from huge St Peter's basilica to Castel Sant' Angelo, a monument to a far past.
Vatican is the smallest state in the world, based in Rome in Italy.
I discovered that someone live here! I mean someone that don't work for the Catholic Church. I didn't know it!
Some weeks ago me and Daniel went to Rome for few days. We had a beautiful wedding in San Pietro, Vaticano.
Rome is without doubt one the most beautiful cities in the world.
Every year millions of tourists come from around the world to admire the treasures and masterpieces of Roman art and architecture.
So, after work we became tourists...
After a classic roman breakfast (cornetto e cappuccino) first stop was colosseum .
The Roman Colosseum, originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, was commisioned in AD 72 by Emperor Vespasian. It was completed by his son, Titus, in 80, with later improvements by Domitian.
The Colosseum is located just east of the Roman Forum and was built to a practical design, with its 80 arched entrances allowing easy access to 55,000 spectators, who were seated according to rank.
The Coliseum is huge, an ellipse 188m long and 156 wide. :-0
Just outside the Coliseum is the Arch of Constantine (Arco di Costantino), a 25m high monument built in AD315 to mark the victory of Constantine over Maxentius at Pons Milvius.
The Roman Forum (Forum Romanum) was the central area of the city around which ancient Rome developed. Here was where commerce, business, prostitution, cult and the administration of justice took place. Space where religious activities were conducted and the communal hearth of the city.
The Roman Forum was designed by the architect Vitruvius . For centuries, the Forum Romanum was the site of the city's most important public buildings.
The Roman Forum became the spectacular showcase of the Roman Empire filled with beautiful statues and architecture.
The main sight of the Forum include the Arch of Titus (Arco di Tito), the Temple of Saturn, Temple of Vesta, and the church of San Luca e Martina. These are all linked by the Sacra Via, the main road through the Forum.
My favourite building in Rome is Complesso del Vittoriano... This complex is an exhibition space in the eastern wing of Il Vittoriano, the monument built for Vittorio Emanuele II, the first King of Italy. It regularly hosts exhibitions of international stature. We went here some months ago for an E.Hopper exhibition
Il Vittoriano celebrates the Father of the Nation and the unification of Italy in 1861. It was inaugurated in 1911 by Vittorio Emanuele III at the fiftieth anniversary of united Italy.
The monument is known under different names, like Altare della Patria and Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II.
It is located at the large Piazza Venezia, only short walk from the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. A panoramic elevator takes you to the roof of the monument, offering great views of the city. Inside the monument there is the museum of Italian Unification.
I love white walls...
We enjoyed here the spectacular sunset nature offered us. After a delicious dinner we went to the hotel ready for the next day.
Bali has stolen our hearts!
Two years ago we decided to become destination wedding photographers. We had this special desire to discover the whole world. So we went to Australia and we lived there for a year. While we were in Melbourne we thought that we want to visit an other country. After few job searches in Asia we found a little job for an engagement session in Bali for the first week of March.
So 1th March we were in Kuta for this session and we decided to stay here for one month before came back to Italy.
Bali, the famed Island of the Gods, with its varied landscape of hills and mountains, rugged coastlines and sandy beaches, lush rice terraces and barren volcanic hillsides all providing a picturesque backdrop to its colourful, deeply spiritual and unique culture, stakes a serious claim to be paradise on earth.
Bali is one of more than 17,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago and is located just over 2 kilometres (almost 1.5 miles) from the eastern tip of the island of Java and west of the island of Lombok (we we stayed for two weeks). The island, home to about 4 million people and more motorcycles!!!, is approximately 144 kilometres (90 mi.) from east to west and 80 kilometres (50 mi.) north to south.
The word "paradise" is used a lot in Bali and not without reason. The combination of friendly, hospitable people, a magnificently visual culture infused with spirituality and spectacular beaches with great surfing and diving have made Bali Indonesia's unrivaled number one tourist attraction.
Life here is slow and spiritual.
Unlike any other island in largely Muslim Indonesia (Gili Meno, where we stayed for two weeks is Muslim), Bali is a pocket of Hindu religion and culture.
Every aspect of Balinese life is suffused with religion, but the most visible signs are the tiny offerings (canang sari, or sesajen) found in every Balinese house, work place, restaurant, souvenir stall and airport check-in desk.
First day in Bali was for understand what all this rice on the street was!
These leaf trays are made daily and can contain an enormous range of offering items: flowers, glutinous rice, cookies, salt, and even cigarettes and coffee! They are set out with burning incense sticks and sprinkled with holy water no less than three times a day, before every meal.
Our nice guide, Solo, explicated all this things to us
The culture of Bali is one of slow pace.
People are very nice, tolerant and welcoming to visitors, however, they are also very modest and polite people so dress modestly and behave modestly. Their smiles are really big and warm!
We visited few temples but we felt in love with Tanah Lot Temple.
Legend of Tanah Lot - Bali
Dang Hyang Nirartha, a high priest from the Majapahit Kingdom in East Java who travelled to Bali in 1489 to spread Hinduism, arrived at the beautiful area and established a site honouring the sea god, Baruna. Here, he shared his teachings to Beraban villagers, only to face opposition from the village chief who soon gathered his loyal followers to dispel Nirartha. The priest resisted, incredibly shifting a large rock he meditated upon out to sea while transforming his sashes into sea snakes to guard at its base. The rock’s original name, Tengah Lod, means ‘in the sea’.
Acknowledging Nirartha’s powers, the humbled chief vowed allegiance. Before setting off, Nirartha gifted him a holy kris dagger, which is now among the sanctified heirlooms of the Kediri royal palace. Pilgrims bring these relics each Kuningan day by foot on an 11km pilgrimage to the Luhur Pakendungan temple, the priest’s former meditational site.
Tanah Lot Temple is one of Bali’s most important landmarks, famed for its unique offshore setting and sunset backdrops. Unfortunately when we were here it was raining.
An ancient Hindu shrine perched on top of an outcrop amidst constantly crashing waves; Tanah Lot Temple is simply among Bali’s not-to-be-missed icons.
There were monkeys everywhere! This animals are very nice and curious.