Travel Blogs from Ubud
... their wedding day. This family compound seemed nicer than the one we went to on our bike tour and being able to see into some of the buildings, like the kitchen, allowed us to see many similarities with houses we are used to. The compound was decorated beautifully with all handmade decorations out of natural materials like trees and flowers. But Janik told us the decorations were actually quite simple for a wedding ceremony. The bride and groom wore costumes with the ...
... hours of explanations about travelling alone, the fact that I'm technically homeless and childless, but in turn for questioning my life style choices, they went out of their way to feed me, insist on having their photo taken and ensured that I got the seat with the most leg room. Its nice to know that the friendly philosophy runs throughout all of Indonesia.
Eventually after about 11 hours of travel, the bus finally reached the ferry terminal, a welcome sight to both ...
... The coffee is very good, strong but not bitter. This is due to an enzyme in the civets' digestive system which turns some of the caffeine in the beans to a protein instead.
The history of the coffee started with a bad year, where there was a bad crop and the civets ate most of the coffe beans. In desperation the people cleaned the beans from poop and roasted and ground them. Eventually they found ...
... from Balinese there are always really interesting travellers. The first was Uve, the talented German jeweller who comes to Bali every year and stays at Ruma Roda. He has an unbelievable amount of Apps on his iPad as well as that excellent tonic water mini fridge I put into an earlier blog.
Two of my closest friends in Adelaide, Eleanor and Bob, came to Ubud and we spent a day exploring the Bali BotanicGardens in the mountains and then ...
... made to blend in with the others. You could hardly distinguish between the old and the new, and that's what made these temples in Bali so timeless. They kept the older things covered and protected from the elements, which in rainy season and in the humidity I'm sure is not an easy task.
After the temple, we went shopping and went into this building that covered a block and it was full of vendors selling pretty much the exact same stuff. When I shop, I don't ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool