Tropical Punch Tour: Bali Part 12
Featuring Gunung Sari at Puri Agung Peliatan Palace.
Author: garry
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia


Now that's what I call a green burrito. Actually, it's a banana pancake at the Pelangi Bungalows in Ubud, Bali.


The Wayang Kulit shadow puppet I bought in Ubud, Bali.


Noodles and orange juice for lunch at Mie Ayam Jakarta in Ubud, Bali.


After a yummy banana pancake (that looked like a green burrito) and a fruit bowl at the Perangi Bungalows, I spent the day just doing mundane stuff. I took my dirty clothes to the laundry after 10 days of washing them in my room, and bought a rad-looking Wayang Kulit shadow puppet for $10. I was stoked because I talked the salesgirl down from $20.

Gunung Sari gamelan at Puri Agung Peliatan Palace in Peliatan, Bali.


Gunung Sari gamelan at Puri Agung Peliatan Palace in Peliatan, Bali.


The Pendet dance at Puri Agung Peliatan Palace in Peliatan, Bali.


The Baris dance at Puri Agung Peliatan Palace in Peliatan, Bali.


As evening rolled around, I decided to head on over to Puri Agung Peliatan Palace right next door to Ubud for a show by Gunung Sari. This one featured a lively instrumental opener called Kapiraja, followed by the Pendet dance, the Baris dance, the Legong Lasem dance, the Oleg Tambulilingan dance, another Legong and a really short Barong dance, all of which have been described in previous posts. The gamelan was tight as a drum and the dancers were totally on it and just brilliant. It’s funny when you see one or two of them after the show riding home on a motorbike in full makeup and costume.

The Legong Lasem dance at Puri Agung Peliatan Palace in Peliatan, Bali.


The Oleg Tambulilingan dance at Puri Agung Peliatan Palace in Peliatan, Bali.


The Legong dance at Puri Agung Peliatan Palace in Peliatan, Bali.


The Barong dance at Puri Agung Peliatan Palace in Peliatan, Bali.


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