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To escape the hustle and bustle of Kuta, Seminyak and Denpasar – Ubud is definitely a place for just that. (An hour drive north of Denpasar). I’ll be here for 3 days to take in all that Ubud has to offer.

Marcel dropped me off at Ubud mid-day, before she left we ate at a restaurant called Bebek Bengil (Dirty Duck Dinner). We had the crispy duck of course – very scrumptious! The story behind the name is quite funny. Bebek Bengil is set among rice fields with a flock of ducks that feed on the insects and plants in the fields. Close to the grand opening of the restaurant a gang of ducks walked right into the restaurant leaving their muddy prints everywhere lol. Anyway, just found out that the duck I just had for dinner onced roamed around these same rice fields ha! 🙂

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After dinner, I set off on foot in search for a hotel. There are many cheap bungalows and guest houses here in Ubud. So it didn’t take me long to find something I liked – I settled for a room at Pramesti Bungalows Rp 100,000 a night ($10). Made, the owner is very nice. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Ubud. It’s very nice and green here – the ubud streets are filled with so much arts and crafts…. I’m so tempted to buy but because I’ll be on the road for another two months – I’ll have to stick to window shopping.

I headed straight to the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary the next day. I love monkeys so I was pretty excited! I was hesitant about holding my camera because I remember reading in a book somewhere that the monkeys loved shiny objects – so the sneaky ones wait till the right moment to snatch them from you. There were hundreds of monkeys running around eating bananas and potatoes that some of the tourists were throwing at them. I also ran into a gang of monkeys in the forest picking on a dog – poor thing 🙁

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Spent my last day in Ubud, trekking up Gunung Batur (Mt. Batur) to catch the sunrise. Made the trek with a French couple, Matilde and JayB. We headed out with our driver at 2:30am. It takes an hour to get to Mt. Batur and two hours to trek up to the top. Met another couple from Holland and a girl from Arkansas on our way up. We definitely lucked out on this day – no fog at all. Check it out:

I’m such a sucker for sunrises and sunsets!!  Pretty amazing eh? ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!! (I’m standing on top of Mt. Batur taking this photo of the sun rising over Mt. Agung, the highest mountain in Bali – Mt. Agung is still active)

Me on top of Mt. Batur at sunrise! (I’ll trek up any mountain to catch a glimpse of this)

Distant view of Mt. Batur (huge crater at the very top)

Fellow Trekkers


One response to “Ubud”

  1. Josh says:

    Man I miss those banana pancakes… Nice photos….Ubud is quite the change from the bali hustle of Kuta….

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