Some art and food… in and around Ubud!

A huge part of exploring a new place is to have a little taste of the local culture and art. Now it’s quite clear that in more touristy areas such as Ubud, the above have been diluted somewhat to provide a more palatable experience for all the visitors. The art, overall, follows a slightly monochromatic path and the food is so varied that it can be hard to find the local delicacies on the menu.

Nevertheless, all of it is a pleasure to the eye and the palate and here is a little sample…

Always elegantly served…

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The view from one restaurant…

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Spinach and ginger juice with a spicy tuna…

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At Confiture Michele, you can treat yourself to some French delights!

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Or a hardy Japanese meal, they even had the formidable Natto – one of my favourites!

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Local breakfast of Jaffle and fruit.

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Indonesian pasta, filled with colours and flavours…

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My favourite…

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The art scene is equally as colourful with small ateliers or random sculptures literally at every corner.

…and I mean very colourful…

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A bit more to my taste…

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Art, personified…

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Batik painting shop, where I also took a day class.

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I loved the meditative simplicity of the process that is involved in creating a Batik print: first you draw a pattern with hot wax (previously traced), then fill in the spaces with colours – works much like watercolour. Finally, apply a sealant,  boil and let dry.

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The centre of Ubud teems with ever-multiplying shops with almost exact replicas of souvenir-like “works of art”, however, just a few miles out you can find quaint little shops where artisans sit in the shop-front and create while you browse.

This is Wayan Rana. He’s been a painter for over 25 years in this little village where most of his family are involved in the trade. It takes him a day to paint the egg.

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