This Sunday morning we actually “moved out” from our hotel in Pemuteran on northern Bali, to go and try out Ubud for a couple of days before leaving Bali for this time.
Our driver took us on a scenic tour over the mountains, passning the Twin Lakes and the lake temple Pura Ulun Danu Bratan where we also made a stop.
It’s a road that certainly needs a good driver with calm nerves; the road is narrow and goes up, down and winds around rice fields, coconut trees, houses and shops along the road.
With Anders tendency for motion sickness (like on winding roads), and Wivan on medication against an ear infection, the trip was a bit challenging. But stopping to take pictures, see the lakes and visiti the temple made good breaks with fresh air, and it all felt like one long field trip – so much to see just from the car.
So, finally we made it to Ubud. A place we thought of going to first of all, but change of plans have kept us by the coast our entire three and a half weeks in Bali.
Directly after arriving at the home stay we had booked in central Ubud, the daughter of the owners came and started talking. She brought out her guitar and she and Anders shared a moment of music magic together on the porch outside the house.
So, now we have some time to experience a small part of Ubud before leaving for Thailand on Tuesday morning. We’ll fly to Phuket and probably go on to some smaller place to stay for a couple of weeks. Mid December it’s time for house and cat sitting in Singapore over Christmas and New Years.
But, now we are here, in Ubud, taking in the local atmosphere and way of living.
// Anders and Wivan