Turtles, rice fields, chocolate factory

After I swam next to a turtle, I was dying to see some more turtles. However, we were already back in Bali, so we decided to visit the turtle conservation in Serangan. I loved the place and the fact that it was just charity. We got a tour throughout the conservation, and our guide told us everything from the beginning till the end. There were even turtles who were saved from the black market, which had an amazing shell btw. All of the turtles (except the land turtles) were held in big water reserves. All of the turtles will get released as  soon as they are cured or big enough to take care of themselves in the ocean.

Eventually, our guide asked us if we wanted to release a baby turtle, and of course, I couldn’t say no. They were so cute. We got to choose our own turtle, and take it out of the reserve and put it in a little bucket. It was sad to see that they were bumping their head the entire time to the bucket, but at least they would get released soon. We drove to the beach and there we could release our babies. Mine, which I called after myself since I did not know a name that fast, was super slow and did not want to walk to the water. However, when the waves were big enough and cought the turtle, it swam a little bit closer towards the sea. After about 10 minutes little Nathalie was gone into the ocean.

After the turtle conservation we went back home and prepared for our appointment at the Spa, which was super relaxing.

The next day we planned on going to the Tegalalang rice fields and a waterfall. Sadly, when we were almost at the rice fields, it started raining. Luckily, our Uber had an umberella which we could use. The rice fields were amazing and you could really see the terraces. Also, we saw a loewak, an animal of which his poop is used to create the most expensive coffee worldwide. The animal seemed quite weird and I did not even know that it existed. We walked through the rice fields for a while and fortunately it had stopped raining.

After the rice fields,  it started raining again, so after checking the weather forecast we decided to skip the waterfall and to go to a chocolate factory. Both destinations were quite far away from each other so we hoped that the rain would still stop. When we finally got to the factory, we were quite surprised. The first animal we saw was an elephant, after that I saw a wild monkey. Eventually, there were also bears, geese and a toucan. This man led us towards the chocolate factory, which was kind of a disappointment since I expected a huge factory. In fact, the factory was just about 20 square meters. However, they did have a shop where we could taste all of their chocolate, and it was truly delicious!!

After we went to the chocolate factory we went checking out the animals. First we went to the bears, which was one baby and one bigger one. When I normally visit a zoo, the bears barely move. Consequently, here they did move a lot, which was so much fun to see. Later, we visited the elephants, they had a lot, even 2 babies. They even took out a baby and its mom for us so we could feed it and pet it. It was soo cute and it just wanted to play with you.

When we left the chocolate factory and its’ animals, there was not really enough time left to go to the waterfall. However, I still want to visit the waterfall, and I am definitely going to.

Nath

Hey everybody!

I’m Nathalie, 19 years old and living in The Netherlands. I am currently a Tourism student at Stenden University. My two biggest passions, fashion and traveling, will be featured on my blog. Thank you for visiting !
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