Ubud Market & Rice Fields

Trip Start Dec 30, 2007
Trip End Dec 27, 2008

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Today I went to the Ubud market to buy a new blouse and belt/scarf for Temple.  I actually did it too, and of course I got a few more things. 

After the market, I went to a restaurant called the Dirty Duck.  I'd been there before for dinner at night, and remember thinking that I had to go again during the day to see the fantastic fountains in the light.  I've put some pics of them here, as well as some pictures of the rice fields that lay just behind the restaurant. 

I got the new Temple clothes because I am going to an important cremation ceremony in Ginyar tomorrow.  A high-priest died about 2 months ago, and the town has been preparing his cremation/burial ever since.  It's a big deal; people from all over the island are making a pilgrimage there to see him off.  I asked my new friend Faith if she wanted to join me, and she is! 

After the cremation we're going to head up to Pura Besakih, (http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-2762244-pura_besakih_bali-i?action=describe) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_Temple_of_Besakih) the biggest and most important of the temples on the island.  I've heard no trip to Bali is complete without it, and since we'll already be in our best Temple clothes - why not?  
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rrsquared on

I'm addicted ...
I can't wait to read about the ceremony you attended! And see more pictures! :) You've done such a wonderful job documenting and sharing your trip. Again, thanks for that. Not only do we get to know you are safe, but we get to see many things we may never experience otherwise.

Can't wait til you're home, tho! :):):)
luvs from ur sista' from another mista'!

joannesp on

From Mom
Also can't wait to hear all about the high ceremony. I am so happy you are getting to see it. It sounds awesome. It was so cool to talk to you today, makes you feel a bit closer than half way around the world. Love You Lots!!!

sehoaglund on

Love reading about your travels
I am still catching up but I am enjoying hearing about your adventure! Beats AOL!

suzettesp on

Re: Love reading about your travels
Hey thanks Steph! Glad you can enjoy a little bit of this sunshine. There is more than enough to go around =)

suzettesp on

Re: From Mom
Hey thanks for reciprocating the love, I'm glad you guys appreciate the stories and pictures I'm posting. This is the only time I've ever kept a regular journal, and I'm glad I'm not the only one enjoying it! The cremation ceremony was fantastic! Really something to see, I'll definitely make an entry for it. Love, Suz

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