For the most part, my trip develops as I go along and I am never quite sure which places I will visit. There are however, a few places that I know for sure I will see. Borobudur was one of them. I had wanted to see it for many years and as my trip unfolded, I arranged to go there for my birthday. Continue reading
There are no old people walking around the city perhaps because they live in the villages and only the young go into town to work or perhaps because it is not very safe to walk around. Continue reading
I loved Ubud so much that I decided to come back after my trip to Australia. I felt there was unfinished business for me here. I love the pace, the food is cheap and utterly delicious, the locals are sweet and the foreigners are unconventional. It has been interesting to see how I have perceived Ubud this second time round. First time so much time was spent just walking around and exploring, discovering new yoga studios, cafes, restaurants and massage salons. Second time I was able to notice the details. Continue reading
Ubud is the perfect place for me time. The food is really good everywhere and the fresh fruit juices like watermelon or papaya are just delicious. If you want to look after your body, there is pilates, types of yoga and meditation I’d never heard of and £5 massages. Continue reading
Ubud is different. Full of tourists, restaurants, souvenir shops, massage salons and yoga studios yet there is a charm about it. The Balinese are lovely, always smiling, and even though most just want you to part with your money, they are sweet about it. I walk about the streets, among all these beautiful buildings and I know I have found a place where I want to spend more time.
Times I Thought I Was in a Loony Bin: Impossible to Count
This trip is multi-layered, like peeling an onion. I want to do things I love, things that take me out of my comfort zone and a few things that are totally wacky. Recently I heard about the Shaking Ashram in Bali. Intrigued after a 3 minute conversation, I checked online and booked the minimum required stay of 5 days. Continue reading