Great video of children swimming in a natural pool at Pura Mengening in Tampaksiring Bali.  It is scenes like this that make travel worthwhile.  This is the way life should be – all without a care in the world.

To reach the area, go down a few stairs (ok, more than a few), and you will find two pools with clear crisp water.  The source of the water comes from a cliff and between roots of trees. Fresh cool air, beautifully natural and shaded scenery add to the charm of the area, confirming paradise is indeed in Bali.

There is one pool for women and girls and another for the men and boys.    This is where the real charm of the area becomes evident.  Some bring their soap to bathe while the children leap from rocks, push each other into the water and relentlessly splash.

I spent hours simply taking the scene in while my camera captured the moments.  I simply sat and watched and was taken back to my own childhood.  Back then I was often left to entertain myself with my own vivid imagination.  There were no buttons to push or electronics pulling me into a black hole of nothingness.  I had to actually use my mind in creative ways if I didn’t want to be bored silly.  The kids in the Pura Mengening pools reminded me of that time and a reminder that kids are kids in any language or culture.  Such a beautiful sight and one to remember.

If you prefer the ocean, listen to the waves of the Indian Ocean ::

Bali is an all-time favourite destination of mine.  You might enjoy Bali 360 a 360 video of Lake Batur or Travel Destination of the Day – Bali about a full moon ceremony in a small village.

Destination:  Bali Indonesia

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