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Ubud is a busy town. Known as Bali's cultural and arts center with many art galleries and museums, it is a magnet for nearly every tourist. So when our Kori Ubud hotel shuttle deposits us at the main intersection across from Ubud Palace it takes a few moments to digest the constant stream of motorcycles, scooters, cars, buses and trucks that come …
In a way, I was pleased to be leaving Darwin and didn't really feel it was a part of Australia I wanted to stay in much longer. But at the same time, I was worried about going to Bali, as they'd been lots in the news lately about people being killed, drugs, high terrorist alert etc.
The journey and flight to Bali, after my few 'depressing' days …
... for prayers only). Vin gets briefly attacked when a monkey jumps on his rucksack, but it soon drops off with a little encouragement! We continue on, seeing more of the monkeys, some laidback with a laissez fair attitude, others being a little more forthright, but we avoid further attacks! There are numerous off-shoot sites, which we visit, some of which are genuinely beautiful and mercifully monkey-free, with incredible old banyan trees and ancient moss-covered ...
... but slightly bending them too after measuring their length. I filed the ends of the wire 'legs' at an angle to create a neat join then Ketut helped me to solder the cancer symbol together and it was left in a jar of liquid to cool; then it was time to make the ring itself. First I chose my ring size and then I bent the wire and hammered it to make it flatter, and after that was completed the two were soldered together. Once cooled, ...
... you make 15 wishes, and then you are purified in water from a natural spring.
The temple was really beautiful, I will really have to look up more of the history and rituals involved.
Back on the bike, we headed to the rice terraces.
I snapped a few pics, but it was starting to rain so I hopped back on the bike before we got caught in a downpour.
We still did, about 10 minutes outside of town, so we had to wait under some shelter, weirdly not talking, for ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsKori Ubud Resort
Great staff, big rooms, lovely setting.
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