Bali is the only place in southeast Asia that I’ve visited – first of many.  It’s become a popular tourist destination since the release of the book “Eat, Pray, Love” and even more popular when Julia Roberts played the protagonist of the film of the same name. It’s no surprise that I fell in love with the place, filled with art, innate beauty and delicious food. With lush beaches, picturesque landscapes, lovely people and paddles of rice-fields, I didn’t struggle to find something to do on any of the days.

 

Morning

Had a lovely breakfast at Habitat Cafe, a simple but delicious meal. Grab the cinnamon baked granola with honey and yogurt, topped with mixed fruit. Like most places in Bali, this place is catered to the health conscious, but then again even places which are not advertised as healthy, tends to be healthy.

 

I changed the place I was staying halfway through my time in Ubud, so that I can have a few days with view. Isn’t the view just…?

 

Saraswati Temple, Ubud

Painted in gold

The beautiful Hindu temple is surrounded by ponds on water, right in centre of Ubud, easily accessible from the main road. The Lotus cafe is in front, so may need to go around.  Entry is completely free. Although a donation is needed to rent a sash and sarong.

 

Afternoon

The Blanco Renaissance Museum

View from the top floor

This museum is the house and studio of flamboyant Philippine-born maestro, Don Antonio Blanco. Throughout the studio, you’ll find so many paintings of nude women. There’s also a dedicated tour throughout the building and lush gardens.

there’s a lot of breast in Balinese art

 

Campuhan Ridge Walk

The views are amazing

For the outside lovers and hiking enthusiasts, this would be perfect. It’s a 2km walk through a scenic route, that is shorter than I expected. Although, with my luck, it started raining when I started the journey. And when I left the ridge the rain stopped. At the end of the route, there’s acres of rice-fields and art galleries.

 

Lunch at Kase Kafe

 

Enjoyed a lovely meal at the Kase Kafe.

 

 

Any ideas for a day in Bali?



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