Travel Blogs from Ubud
I had to take Jonny to Ubud...so here we are!
We rented a bike in Kuta, I drove here and we didn't even get lost!!! ^^
... and the deceased's body placed into the back of cow. By this time, two extra gamelan groups had entered the square increasing the decibel level until there was no escaping the rhythmic pounding of percussion.
Then arrived a procession of groups from the deceased's community, each having prepared a series of offerings. These would often include bits of food, cloths, and even two living chicks strung up by their legs. These were all ...
... wetted by the water from each pipe. Following the pools, entry in to the temple required changing into dry clothes and we walked between individual buildings with intricate carvings and designs in the wooden lintels around the open buildings, all beautiful. It was here too that we saw an absolutely ENORMOUS spider, with a body about 2" long and legs that made it at least hand sized. Yellow and stripy and hanging upside down in a web across some leafy ...
... in celebration of a month-long holiday that happens 2x per year. The decorations include black-and-white checked cloths that wrap the 'gods' at the entrance to the compound, small yellow or white umbrellas to cover the 'shrine' area and long bamboo poles with hanging decorations all along the compound wall creating the sense of a canopy over the road. We also saw many village processions, with everyone dressed up in their special outfits walking ...
... at Aku's, and has bought one of his shirts for her son.)
We spent several hours at the Neka Gallery, which houses a collection of Balinese art from early to modern day. The Neka pictures we've included show some of the pieces we found most striking.
All this artistic expression takes place against the backdrop of lush, brilliant natural beauty. How fortunate we are to be here.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
If a swimming pool is a necessity, this is the place to stay. A hot thermos and breakfast free every day. It's also a lovely street to walk on with drawings and writings in all the 2' square cement sidewalk slabs. Good cheap food right across the street with Wi Fi
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