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Travel Blogs from Ubud
... Our days have been well filled. After a restoring night's sleep, we explore the streets of Ubud and end up walking around the rice paddies for some time. We feel instantly the difference: the calm and quick, the kindness of the people (as opposed to locals dealing with tourists all day long and that are always very pushy, nosy and dishonest). I almost step on a snake. We observe the ducks cleaning the ponds: every morning, the locals that work on the rice ...
... of water. The water falls were
beautiful and there was a family swimming in the pool at the bottom. There were
a few others scattered and I climbed up to each of them.
Near one of the waterfalls, there were about a hundred small
bright yellow butterflies fluttering around a specific spot on the ground. I
laughed and watched them fly around.
Soon I was on the road again heading to a north beach.
Lovina was nice. I had lunch and hoped I ...
... were very active outside the heat of the day. To add to the excitement, the guesthouse employees had the ongoing task of getting the monkeys off the property and chased them out with slingshots. The monkeys knew who the tourists were and who the employees were and before descending into the garden to eat the offerings placed EVERYWHERE, they did a quick scan and were well aware of their locations.
... and after acquiring a spare from
the pile we headed back down to the scooter, myself looking like a fool
with two left footed flip flops of different colour!
Nightfall came as we were still heading along the North coast past Buleleng and into Singaraja the second biggest city on the Island. We had found somewhere to stay about 10km past the city and as we approached the heavens opened yet again. Riding around a new city in Indonesia, in the dark and torrential ...
... br> The funeral was followed by the some of the best food we have had yet at Mama's Warung, some seriously tasty Tuna steamed in banana leaf with spices and a mixed satay that was moreish to say the least. The rest of the afternoon we ambled around the streets and parked up in little cafes to use the wifi and sort somewhere to stay for the next few nights. Eventually we settled on another couple of homestays set outside of Ubud amongst the rice fields and small ...