An Eco Travelers Story - by Miriam McIver
The connection with the villagers is integrated into the activities they have to offer guests. Such as the workshop I did on “How to make cold pressed virgin coconut oil”. I’ve come to appreciate the product much more since I’ve seen the amount of work that it involves.
I stayed at Bali Eco Stay for a week in one of their Eco bungalows with breath taking views. The landscaping is in beautiful synergy with it’s stunning surroundings. I truly enjoyed the diversity of these calm harmonious surroundings on the one hand and on the other hand the more adventurous activities. For instance, there was the choice of climbing Mt Batukaru or do some extreme downhill mountain biking. Now watch the visual story for catchy impressions!
The theme of sustainability and Eco is reflected in their organic garden and the delicious organic food it produces for their restaurants menu. They even have a water hydraulic system on the property that functions as a natural energy source. The open air bathroom is absolutely lovely!
I truly savoured the spiritual vibes induced by the incense from the offerings put out daily in various places. The tranquil lush and green foliage all around and the sound of nature at night was like a lullaby singing me to sleep. Well not completely. However I tried real hard to imagine this, in between the multitude of bed checks for creepy crawlies. Because somehow I thought I’d feel better to see what it was that was biting the hell out of me. Seeing a spider the size of my hand next to the toilet paper, the sink and it disappearing into a dark corner didn’t help. Getting close to nature, means -it- gets close to you as well. This was something I had to get use to and amazingly enough towards the end I did. Even the unexpected bug launching itself at me wouldn’t get much of a squeal out of me. Being a guest at Bali Eco Stay helped me to relax more and become “almost” one with nature.