Rice fields of Tagallalang

It's past noon, the sun is hitting as hard as it can. I have found a taxi driver who will take me to visit the rice paddies that I can't wait to discover...

But before that, I asked him to take me to a restaurant outside the city to eat a local Nasi Goreng with a nice cold beer... I'm sure he knows a good plan!
Two hours on a motorcycle, 1h30 visit to Ubud with the heat... it's digging, it's time to go get some food.

We reach a quite surprising place but finally which fits completely with the atmosphere of the area: a restaurant which surrounds a rice field... superb setting of calm and tranquility.

  A very pleasant restaurant on the road to the rice fields

And here is the famous "Nasi Goreng" from Bali. It looks like Thai Khao Phad, but with a fried egg on top....
It's not much like that, but with a good "Bintang", it stalls quite a bit!

  The Superb Rice Plants of Tagallalang...

After my small meal, we set off again for about thirty minutes. The driver is smiling and friendly, and we talk a lot during this short trip. His English is quite correct like many Balinese I have met so far, which facilitates exchanges.

We quickly find ourselves in a mountainous region with already some rice fields that I see in the distance. The dark green, well contrasted, is superb on these mountainsides. I would already like to take some pictures, but the driver tells me that we are not there yet.

A few minutes later, the traffic that suddenly increased on this small mountain road makes me realize that we have reached our destination and that we are far from alone. Indeed, here again, it is mass tourism that is in a hurry to admire the wonderful spectacle of the rice fields on floors.