Villa Orchid Bali
Travel Blogs from Ubud
... met 2 vigilantes ( a group set up to monitor the police, but are known to be worse). These 2 were super, they threw the 2 of us into the back of a pick up truck and off we went to the police. Took ages to fill out and we knew it was just standard procedure, they had no car to drive us home so we both hopped up behind a policeman each n flew home on mopeds, long night.............Flynn will add what pictures he has soon and hopefully I'll pick up a new camera along the way
... the beauty of the temple and the volcano it sits on, with much less focus on the temple and more on a feeling of queasy unease. It was such a shame, and doesn't do much to advertise the temple or the way tourists are treated around these sites.
Our final stop was at the Hall of Justice (Kerta Gosa). Here we met another guy who allocated himself as our guide but who made a mistake when he told Val that he would only ask for $1 for showing us ...
... It was two hours before the bus filled with patrons and we were off. I was the only passenger to last the distance. Two hours later and after some negotiation l paid the two dollar fare. Of course, this didn't mean I was where I wanted to go. Senaru was another half an hour and two dollars more up the hill on the back of an Ojek, a motorcycle taxi. This is the bit my mate Paul hates (first 200km=$2 next 12km=$2).
On Saturday the return trip was even more ...
... temple is dedicated to Shiva, creator and destroyer. Unfortunately, the temple was weakened during a 2006 earthquake and the interior was not accessible to the general public. However, covered with a construction helmet, we were allowed to visit the outside niches housing various gods. Access to these niches was by high steps and they were small areas, airless and extremely hot. The weather outside was above 30 degrees and inside the nooks ...
... 5 minute walk down the path to our homes. (By the way, the LightPad application rocks when flashlight batteries inevitably die.) Every evening ends with a snake patrol at Annie's place, Over the Rainbow. Ever since finding a non-poisonous black snake in her living room, Annie has been terrified about finding another one, so the three of us do a thorough search, first checking that the pistachio shell barrier at her back door has not been disturbed.
How has this villa rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking