Sunday, September 18, 2011

Ubud, Bali

Apparently peace, quiet and tranquility are not something you can find in Ubud easily. After the Perama bus dropped us off we went for a search of a place to stay.  I was expecting a lot of rice paddies and tranquility.  What I got was a smaller version of Kuta.  It definitely wasn’t as crazy but it was still busy.  I was shocked by the traffic jams.  There were a few rice paddies to be seen but not what I was expecting at all (and not what you see in the movie Eat, Pray, Love).  We found a great guest house to stay at and this time we made sure there were no bed bugs.  We inspected that bed and the sheets extremely well.  We had lunch at a restaurant with a great view of the rice paddies and then spent the rest of the day exploring Ubud.  Traditional dances are the main attraction here but that’s not really our cup of tea so we decided it was one expense we could omit.  The next day we rented a motorbike and went to see Lake and Mount Batur.  A dormant volcano with a lake at the bottom.  It took around an hour to get there but along the way we saw some stunning rice paddy terraces.  Exactly what I had expected to see in Ubud.  We chatted with locals and just generally explored the area, stopping at fruit stalls to purchase some fruit.  That evening we bought a couple of Bintang beers (it’s great beer) and sat on the porch outside of our room and relaxed.

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