Travel Blogs from Ubud
... and it shows as they have live traditional dances every night and number of attractions including the the Water Palace and Art Centre. It is a pretty sweet place to come and relax, especially after all the day trippers come and go. Honestly, the place fills up with 'Chinese' tourists during the day, but once they all leave it is so peaceful.
After checking out what to do, we decided to extend our stay as we wanted to do the sunset tour up ...
I alluded in the previous entry to spending a lifetime looking for my yoga teacher, my guru, and having finally found what I was looking for. This was not an exaggeration, as I was first introduced to yoga in the early 70's, and Yoga has been a part of my life ever since. In the process I have been exposed to a variety of yoga forms have studied with a number of yoga teachers.
However, I have never felt I had found "my guru". I have for ...
After a strenuous day yesterday we decided to take it easy today. We took the hotel shuttle to the center of Ubud which is about a ten minute drive down the road. Ubud has grown from a sleepy artist colony to a busy tourist destination. The central market plays two roles. In the early morning the market is dominated by fruits, vegetables and other goods for households. By ...
We only stayed for two nights in Ubud and we stayed in the town pretty much the whole time acclimatising to the madness that is South East Asia. On the second evening we went to see a local Kecak fire dance which was really good. There were about 50 men sat in the circle chanting and at the end one of them kicked some coconut shells which were on fire towards the audience. Luckily there was a bit of health and safety, they brought out some knee high metal barriers. It didn't ...
... in stages to sweep away all foliage/berries fallen from the tall trees above us. then come back again to clean. Always there is a little rest between chores.
We swim several times a day to cool down from the hot sticky morning. The afternoon cools as the wet season storm comes on in. With that comes the smell of cows in roofed pens just over the fence. We don't mind, it beats the smell of hundreds of motorbikes if we ...
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