So anyways, this temple is different to the others we’ve been to on this and previous trips. There are no touts, no buses, and no shops. It’s cool- well, relatively so- and quiet. We can hear birds, we can hear priests chanting,… Read More

So anyways, I’ve written bits and pieces about rice and rice fields in Bali before. If you’re interested, check out this post. There are the tiny paddies squeezed in between villas and resorts, the terraces that ribbon through the hills around Ubud, the… Read More

So anyways, I made a comment on Facebook the other day that went something like this: I love this resort, but what really peeves me is how people- especially large family groups- rush down before brekky to commandeer the prime possies then… Read More

So anyways, I’ve told you about Wapa Di Ume before– last year in fact. We had such a great stay last year, that we came back- this time for longer. We enjoyed the same peace, the same gorgeous surrounds, the same friendly… Read More

So anyways, the main street of Ubud feels just like any main street in a main town in Bali- chaotic. Of course you’ll want to wander around the Palace. Walk a little away from the Palace, though, and things feel different- quieter,… Read More

So anyways, they’re tough to miss- the beautiful little palm baskets that are left around shrines, statues, doorways, roadsides, paths, steps…wherever. Some are elaborate, most are not. Some contain a few petals, maybe some rice, a cigarette, a couple of tiny crackers,… Read More

So anyways, Ubud is one of those towns where decisions need to be made when it comes to food. Cheap or exxie, modern or traditional, hang out or hang in. Up every street and every laneway is somewhere to stop for a… Read More

If you’re squeamish or vegetarian- turn away now…you’ve been warned… ‘It tastes just like bacon.’ Oleg, our guide for the night had a cheeky grin on his face. It made me dubious. What was in the plastic bag he was holding up… Read More

So anyways, I’ve visited here before, but hubby hadn’t- nor had our friends. The main attraction here are the holy springs. According to the guidebooks these were discovered back in 962AD and have magical powers- although no one I’ve asked seems to… Read More

So anyways, I’ve shown you photos of here before. Again I’m going to let the pictures do the talking here…except to say this: this little oasis in the middle of Ubud is, well, an oasis in the middle of Ubud. Wait- I… Read More