Ubud and the surroundings

I have been back in London for a whirlwind five days where I (barely) got over my jet lag, unpacked, did some laundry, went to see Dan play live at the 100 Club, caught up with friends and now re-packed for the next adventure which begins tomorrow.

And finally, the evening before my departure, I have some time to reflect on my wonderful trip to Indonesia.

As a picture is worth more than what I can offer you in words, here are some of my favourite moments from Ubud and the surrounding area.

Wherever I happened to wander around, there seemed to be a hidden treasure just waiting to be discovered. Here is a little garden, quietly tucked away near Monkey Forest Road…

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The preferred mode of transport is the scooter, which you can rent for about 3 dollars per day.

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Beauty is everywhere, in all shapes, forms and sizes.

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Ask anyone and they will confirm that sidewalks are most dangerous than the roads!

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About an hour’s walk outside of Ubud, you can find some peace and quiet, away from the busy streets of the centre…

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And of course, wherever there are foreigners in search for a more spiritual experience, there will be centres that spring up to cater for that need. Here is the beautiful Yoga Barn, a few minutes before a sound meditation class.

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When you are on a side street and you suddenly hear the wild cheers of a group of men, you may be near a cock-fight… as we unfortunately experienced one otherwise quiet afternoon…

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Sunrises rival the Gili islands…

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Life is all about balance…

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Some are braver than others (this is the hand of our “guide” during a hike).

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Can you spot the rice-field worker?

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Here he is!

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The focus on the detail seems to bring everything to life. Beauty is all around and walking in and around Ubud is a real pleasure.

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Whether two days or two weeks, Ubud is definitely worth a detour.

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