Our homestay with Wayan and his family was amazing!
My mom and I travelled to Bali for the first time and we loved to experience real life here. This homestay is definitely a great way to do so!
Wayan, our host, picked us up from our hotel in Legian (Kuta). On our way from Legian to Jasri he already told us a lot about his family, Bali, and different things we've seen on the way.
When we arrived we met his wife and kids, had a drink and after that Wayan took us to see two Water Palaces, where he was our guide and told us a lot. When we got back home, we walked to the village of Jasri, where one of the locals showed us how to do pottery.
At night his wife cooked us a delicious dinner. She even kept in mind we don't like to eat very spicy food!
The next day we had a typical Balinese breakfast, before we we're off to the rice fields. Wayan explained us a lot about the rice fields, took us to a coconut farm and we enjoyed beautiful Jasri! After we got back Wayan took us to the village again, where we spend some time in his family house. His wife cooked us a delicious Gado Gado for lunch!
We were very lucky, cause this day was a holiday. Wayan invited us to join the ceremony at his family house at night, so we spend all day there. We spend some time in the banjar, where the whole family was gathered for the preparations of the celebration. His lovely family welcomed us, showed us the beach and some more of the surroundings of Jasri, because we were their new friends from Holland! We felt so very welcome!
At night Wayan's wife dressed us for the ceremony. We wore a Balinese dress and went back to the family house. There we we're even invited to join them in the family temple for praying, which was a very unique experience!! Afterwards we had great dinner again, before Wayan drove us to our next destination on our trip.
We had a great time with Wayan and his family and we would recommend it to everyone to do this when they go to Bali. At first this homestay looks a little expensive, but if you see what you get it's really worth it!
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Jasri (Bali) - April 2017
We had a very pleasant stay at Wayans family in Jasri. My husband, two daughters (8 and 6 years old) and I visited Bali for a two week holiday. We really wanted to show our daughters the original live of Bali, hoping that this will contribute to an open mind for other cultures and interest in it. Wayan picked us up in Ubud for a reasonable price. The 2 hour drive to Jasri was entertaining, because Wayan already gave a lot of cultural information. His English is very good. When we arrived we were welcomed by his wife, we felt the warmth and love of the family. Wayan adjusted his program for our kids. They loved to play with the children of Wayans family and village. We made a nice stroll to the local beach with them and saw the local way of life. In the evening Wayan took us to a kind women in the village where we could learn how to make pottery. With a delicious meal cooked by Wayans wife and a Balinese dance of Wayans niece and her two girlfriends, we closed the day. After a nice sleep, with even air-condition in the room, Wayan showed us the next morning the marvelous rice paddies of Jasri. Cause the whole trekking would be too long for our daughters, we did only an hour walk. Instead, we visited the local school which was really nice and we visited Tirta Gangga. After a lovely lunch at Wayans home we said goodbye. We can certainly look back with satisfaction on our first experience with ''I like local'' and our stay at Wayan. We recommend his place and the organisation of Sanne, ''I like local'', to everybody and we are sure we will book a stay with locals in the future. Ebeline (the Netherlands)
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The homestay and rice field trekking was fabulous. Wayan (Parsa) was very patient waiting for our delayed flight (over 3 hours at the airport) and welcomed us into his home with a fabulous home cooked dinner (by his wife) and Balinese dancing by his daughter and her friends. He was a lovely host.
The following day, Wayan took us rice field trekking for a few hours, guiding us on long (but not strenuous) walk through the fields, and talking further about the village and the farmers, before finishing off at the beach. We then went back to sumptuous lunch made by Wayan before heading off to our next adventure.
Overall, a fab homestay!
And finally, the booking process was effortless, so a big thanks to Sanne and Wayan for that.