Putri Ayu Cottages
Travel Blogs from Ubud
Last night we attended another dance
the Barong Legong – which we really didn't get. The costumes were
cool though – especially of the lion and the gamelan band (all
male) was cool. Speaking of which – the men have it pretty good
here, it is a patriarchal society. When a woman gets married she has
to go …
Although we've enjoyed our beach time
it's time to go and explore some more of Bali. After negotiating our
transport: “200,000 rupiah - no way 120,000; 200 - no 120; 160 –
hmmm - can't go lower - 150. Fine 150!” we drove through the
countryside and saw rice fields and women without shirts which caused
We extended our scooter hire (after all, we had put a pound's worth of fuel in it..!) and set off to Ulun Danu Bratan water temple. A total lack of roadsigns and no map meant that the 50km journey took nearly two-and-a-half hours, including several stops and U-turns and some off road scootering on the Gumi-Bali road, which we decided must be where the Balinese hold their Gumball rally. When we passed along it, however, there was ...
... There are some really quaint parts of Ubud. It's really difficult to explain exactly what Ubud is like because it’s not like your conveniently Asian city like Bangkok or Hanoi. An average street is a combination of warungs, homestays, shops, spas and then beautiful shrines and small temples.
In the afternoon I was once again ...
... how much I take the small things for granted back home.
As I sipped on a cool cider and watched the blue/purple/orange sunset Saturday evening at the Ku De Ta beach club in Seminyak I took a moment to appreciate again just how lucky I am to be here. I will need to savour and treasure this moment as next week I'm headed off to Nusa Penida for the turtle conservation part of my volunteer work and have been advised that living conditions and accommodation are extremely basic. Wish me ...