Living in Nature........
Trip Start Apr 12, 2008
9Trip End Apr 25, 2008
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I have found my Zen. I had the best day today getting up early once again and taking the best ( free) walk to the rice fields here in Ubud. It is designated trail, and I have to say , one of my favorite things that I have done so far. It took a couple hours, ( I think it was suppose to take only 1, but I got a little lost) but sometimes thats the best part! Getting lost, and not having anywhere that you have to be, is just fine.
I was out there on this trail all by myself, with maybe an occasional local farmer strolling by checking on his fields, no hawkers, no tourists, just me in this field of incredible beauty, it was one of those times where you forget everything else, and are just exactly there in the moment. There aren't too many times in your life when you can feel such bliss, but today was one of those for me, and I will never forget that moment of being exactly where I was today.
In the middle of this nowhere, was the most incredible organic garden restaurant, perched up on stilts in the middle of this field. Organic food is very popular here, and its cheap
On my last night here I splurged and ate at a very cute boutique restaurant here in Ubud called the 3 monkeys, its in downtown Ubud. The atmosphere, the food and the service are worth the splurge....my big last night dinner came to $9 US dollars, and I even had a beer.
Tomorrow I have to say goodbye to my villa and Ubud, and will head back to busy Bangkok. I enjoyed a nap on my veranda today right when we had a beautiful afternoon rain storm, and it funny, I don't particularly like the rain. But when looking out into the jungle and watching it come down is absolutely incredible, and very peaceful. It was the first time its rained since Ive been here, It has been sunny ( and hot) every day since Ive arrived. Knowing that without the rain once in a while, Bali wouldn't be as green and lush as it is. I wanted to come here for peace and serenity, and I was lucky enough to find and feel it. Ahhhhh, time to go back to reality.....well after some great thai food and a couple more massages before I get on my flight home back to the states!