Green Fields Bungalows
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I arrived at the hotel around 2am. I was a little wired so took the time to unpack, scroll through Facebook, and send an email to a gentleman here who does Batik workshops. I wanted to see if I could take the workshop when I woke up. Well, despite an awakening at 430am, I slept until 830. I checked my email and Widya, the Batik professional, wrote …
Following the completion of our PADI open water, Charlie and I caught the bus to Ubud to meet up with Joella and Becca.
We were pleased to see our friends when we got off the bus waiting for us with a chocolate macaroon! The girls had done a sterling job and found us some amazing accommodation overlooking rice fields. It was incredibly beautiful. It even included breakfast, which was often a banana Jaffle. What is a jaffle I hear your cry? I scoff at your ...
... surrounding it is sacred. These temples and the forest are essential for renewing contact with the spiritual world. The activities associated with these areas are essential in maintaining harmony between humans, nature and the cosmos. Not only are ancestral spirits and gods given offerings and prayers, but also the spirits of trees and statues in the Monkey Forest are given offerings and prayers by the Pemangku and local villages.
Some of these trees are considered holy ...
... islands) almost nothing happens. ALL the locals spend the day in silence. A 24 hour curfew for all - possible arrest for anyone on the streets. No shops will be open. The beaches will be vacant, the airport closed. I read in the local
newspaper that as a special concession tourists will still be fed and watered, but I doubt alcohol will be available.
... terribly I have met some wonderful people and had some very rememberable experiences. I am excited for the week ahead and some brand new experiences!
Sampai jumpa (good bye)
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