The Best Rice Field In Bali (That Nobody Knows About)

nomadicsoul
nomadicsoul @nomadicsoulSeptember 2018 · 4 min read

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Warning: There is some serious snark and sarcasm and potential judgy sounding-ness in this seemingly innocent post about a rice field. Please don’t be offended (especially if you’re an influencer). I honestly just wanted to make this post entertaining and was out of ideas so I tried to pull a JP Peters (you know, the red-haired hippy on youtube) and make fun of people but it kind of fell flat. I’m posting it anyways.

Now. Let the post begin:

All the tourists go to take pictures of the famous rice field in Ubud. But there's one that the locals will tell you about that's arguably even better.

And the best part about it is you have the majority of the field to yourself...

...because only a few tourists go there!

It's narcissistic heaven.

You can be a bigger narcissist than you could have ever hoped or dreamed of!

You no longer have to deal with all of the other pesky narcissists getting in your way, taking pictures of their duck faces trying to get Instagram famous.

This lesser-known rice field is called Jatiluwih. And it has the added bonus of being surrounded by mountains. And sometimes rainclouds that cover the mountains so that it looks like I'm lying to you, but I'm not. I promise there are some mountains there.

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So go ahead, try giving these rice fields a chance and feel free to spend 5 hours getting that ONE perfect photo that will make you insta-famous.

There's no one around you to judge.

You don't need to even enjoy the experience...

...as long as you get a good photo so that other people are envious of the AMAZING time you had. That's the real goal here.

Try as hard as you can to make your life seem like it's better than others.

This one only took me 5 hours to take:

Honestly, if I had 7 hours, then I could've gotten one WAY better. But you'll have to deal with 5-hour mediocrity.

Skip down the terrace so that you look like you're frolicking happy, even if you're really miserable after trying for the 1000th time get the perfect shot:

Lots of shenanigans happened at the rice field.

I had my goldmoney shirt, but had to take it off to help cover rain.

I did one of those dances where you fling your shirt in circles above your head, and a lady saw me and laughed. I didn't know she was watching me!

Then it started to rain harder...

...so we had to run underneath a tarp where all of the freshly picked rice was stored.

That might have been one of my favorite parts of the day.

We goofed around and made earrings and headbands out of rice strands:

We tried to look as pathetic as possible while waiting:

I would've probably never discovered the field if my good friend hadn't come to visit me in Bali. I wanted to show her a good time, so I was like "hey, let's go get rained on and stuff. And get scared by scarecrows."

I actually took some really cool pics of her, and her pants looked DOPE with the rice fields...but she didn't give me permission to post her pics on the blockchain so that's why I look like a lonely narcissistic loser. In case you were wondering, which you probably weren't...

...there I go again. Thinking that you're wondering things about me when you aren't.

Have you been to a rice field? Would you like to go to one? Do you want to spend 5 hours for the perfect photo? Do you want to eat a sushi burger right now without the sushi? I do.


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Yeah, I was in Jatiluwih too. Made a video about it. It is a really cool place.


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Oo did you like it more than the rice fields in Ubud? Or no? I wanna see your video. If it's on steemit I can probably find it through google. I mean presearch. I'm using decentralized search engine now


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Yeah, it's on DTube, I think. I liked that it wasn't very touristy.


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Excellent images and interesting post, rice is a cereal that can not miss on the table as food, rich in carbohydrates


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True...I eat rice way too much here but it's so good


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wales
wales @walesSeptember 2018

Bali is amazing; I rented a house for the month which was out in the rice fields and very noisy, but funnily enough I didn't notice the rice fields


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haha why didn't you notice the rice fields? Was it noisy from chickens? I'm in LOVE with where I'm staying in Bali now...but seriously considering moving because of noise. I'm next door to a temple and they have been playing drums and music and talking on a loud speaker for 26 hours straight now... and before that there was a crazy neighbor next door who made loud dinosaur noises in the middle of the night haha.

I'm too tired to even blog on steemit! lol but YES I still agree and think Bali is AMAZING!


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wales
wales @walesSeptember 2018

I was with my girlfriend so she took all my noticing


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guchtere
Remy @guchtereSeptember 2018

Hehe thanks for making my day! Loving the rice field Jatiluwih.To bad you didn’t spend 8hrs there for your insta-famous moment imagine how the picture would have looked like! ;)


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Lol thanks for making MY day with your comment. Haha next time I will have to spend 8 hours taking narcissistic photos JUST for you.

I mean, you deserve more than these mediocre photos that I only spent 30 seconds taking.


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guchtere
Remy @guchtereSeptember 2018

30 seconds... I thought you needed 5hrs at least 😈


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thank you!


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sensure
sensure @sensureSeptember 2018

This so amazing, I will like to know more about this field.


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thank you it's pretty. Welcome to steemit! Let me know if you have any questions!


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Ha ha! So good! Best shirt ever!!!


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Yeah! It's a pretty good rain protector, too!


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Its symbolic to how gold will protect you in a financial storm


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haikubot
haikubot @haikubotSeptember 2018

Its symbolic to
How gold will protect you in
A financial storm

                 - goldmatters


I'm a bot. I detect haiku.


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Obviously. I only write in haikus, except for this comment


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Brings me back to my two months in Bali some years ago. Might be revisiting this winter. We'll see. Thanks for sharing you top quality posts! From Ankara Turkey -Dan "World Travel Pro!"


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That would be awesome if you came again in the winter! Ankara is super high on my list of places to go too! I didn't get the chance to go last time I was in Turkey. Hope you're having an amazing time there!


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Thank you. I'll certainly keep you posted if I plan to come to Bali. You live in Ubud, is that right? I remember that place, very laid back.

Turkey was great. Now I'm in Lviv Ukraine :)


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That's awesome! Does that mean you're going to steemfest?

I live in Canggu/ Berawa area actually. But I went to Ubud to visit


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Canggu....I'd love to see that Area. So much to Explore in Bali.....Yes, I got my tickets the other day. I'd love to head off to Bali now, but I'm just a 40 dollar flight from the party in Krakow, so I'll be just hanging here in Ukraine until then.


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ikram12
ikram @ikram12September 2018

Great. Very good @nomadicsoul


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thanks @ikram12


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ikram12
ikram @ikram12September 2018

always most welcome :)


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