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... the night. It is a phenomenon that started in 1965, for no apparent reasons (locals have found spiritual ones though) and it is a daily event that we are witnessing just in front of us. We return to Ubud by foot and under the rain (no so pleasant but we’ll live) and find a local eatery to calm our stomachs. The next day we took a tour to go white water rafting. We get picked up and driven an hour away and the two of us with our guide complete the 16km track ...
... girls at Program by the Sea were using for their hair, so I picked up a couple of those too. After the market I went back to the hotel to get rid of everything I had on me. Why do you ask? Well because I was about to head for the MONKEY FOREST. The monkey forest is a nature reserve and temple in Central Ubud. The forest is home to 605 crab-eating macaque monkeys who live in four different groups. I brought some bananas and paid my entry fee of 30,000 and braced ...
... but it was still cool.
They showed me how they process the silver, how they do the detailing.
I was then of course taken in to the shop and shown tons of stunning silver jewelry.
I did break down and buy a ring :)
I love getting myself jewelry as souvenirs, and the ring is really beautiful.
Next stop was a woodworking shop, where unfortunately no one was doing any carving because they were all participating in Bali Spirit Fest so they were off ...
Today we started off going to the original place the city of Ubud began. In that area were people that carved wood pieces. They were sitting on the floor and each person had a specific job duty. One was carving the wood to start the piece, one was carving but more detailed and the last one was doing the staining of the wood. I ended up purchasing a few items.
From there we headed to ...
... weather, and there aren't really any "indoor" places. Everything is tiled, with open walls, and you can easily squeegie out or mop up any amount of puddled rainwater. My chocolate ice cream was delicious! Well worth getting soaked.
We had another delicious, vegan, organic dinner while seated barefoot on cushions set around a low table, and planned our our morning yoga schedule for tomorrow. ...
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