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Levitating Children Ubud  Indonesia
Nasi Goreng Ubud  Indonesia
Jet-Lagged Morning Ubud  Indonesia
Balance is key! Ubud  Indonesia
Local Balinese Woman Ubud  Indonesia
amazing places off the beaten path Ubud  Indonesia
its an art form!!!! Ubud  Indonesia
Balinese women Ubud  Indonesia
Balinese woman Ubud  Indonesia
Pink! Ubud  Indonesia
monkey forest stream Ubud  Indonesia
spring water pool Ubud  Indonesia
Tiny little thing Ubud  Indonesia
laying around Ubud  Indonesia
Mother and Child Ubud  Indonesia
Monkey forest skyline Ubud  Indonesia
The Many-Handed Farmer Ubud  Indonesia
Lucky Chicken Ubud  Indonesia
Magic Destination Ubud  Indonesia
We are more alike than different! Ubud  Indonesia
When in Bali, There’s Always a Festival - Galungan Ubud  Indonesia
Nasi Goreng Ubud  Indonesia
Walking the rice patty trail outside of Ubud, Bali in Indonesia Ubud  Indonesia
Experience the home made Batik of Ubud, Bali Ubud  Indonesia
Ubud and Mas Ubud  Indonesia
Working on the rice field Ubud  Indonesia
Levitating Children Ubud  Indonesia
Nasi Goreng Ubud  Indonesia
Jet-Lagged Morning Ubud  Indonesia
Balance is key! Ubud  Indonesia
Local Balinese Woman Ubud  Indonesia
amazing places off the beaten path Ubud  Indonesia
its an art form!!!! Ubud  Indonesia
Balinese women Ubud  Indonesia
Balinese woman Ubud  Indonesia
Pink! Ubud  Indonesia
monkey forest stream Ubud  Indonesia
spring water pool Ubud  Indonesia
Tiny little thing Ubud  Indonesia
laying around Ubud  Indonesia
Mother and Child Ubud  Indonesia
Monkey forest skyline Ubud  Indonesia
The Many-Handed Farmer Ubud  Indonesia
Lucky Chicken Ubud  Indonesia
Magic Destination Ubud  Indonesia
We are more alike than different! Ubud  Indonesia
When in Bali, There’s Always a Festival - Galungan Ubud  Indonesia
Nasi Goreng Ubud  Indonesia
Walking the rice patty trail outside of Ubud, Bali in Indonesia Ubud  Indonesia
Experience the home made Batik of Ubud, Bali Ubud  Indonesia
Ubud and Mas Ubud  Indonesia
Working on the rice field Ubud  Indonesia
Nasi Goreng
Our friend Caroline has lived in Bali for 25 years. On the second morning of our visit, she cooked up some nasi goreng. It entered the breakfast hall of fame and was without a doubt the best fried rice I've ever had.
Jet-Lagged Morning
Our first morning in Bali we woke up around 4am. Jet lag will easily do that to you. It did, however, allow us to witness a glorious sunrise over the rice fields that were just across a river from our cabana. It was an epic way to start our visit.
Jet-Lagged Morning Ubud  Indonesia

Levitating Children
Little boys dressed in the traditional Balinese clothing, pakian adat, race around before a temple procession. Two future men of the village practice their levitating skills as the sun sets and the gamelan gathers.
Levitating Children Ubud  Indonesia

The Many-Handed Farmer
In doing research about the threatened agricultural economy in Bali, I came across Bapak Gendil. The grandfather of one of my friends, I had meant to interview him about his family's ricefields. When I arrived, however, he was busy making hands.

Bapak Gendil, like many Balinese, is not just a farmer. He is also an artist. In this case, he is the third generation of woodcarvers, and wooden hands are his family's specialty.
The Many-Handed Farmer Ubud  Indonesia

Monkey forest skyline
looking up
Monkey forest skyline Ubud  Indonesia

Mother and Child
The mothers are very protective of their babies.... be very careful not to get too close
Mother and Child Ubud  Indonesia

laying around
they dont seem to be bothered at all by all the visitors....
laying around Ubud  Indonesia

Tiny little thing
they're just so cute...
Tiny little thing Ubud  Indonesia

spring water pool
possibly might of been used before for bathing before... but now full of fish and other little critters
spring water pool Ubud  Indonesia

monkey forest stream
one of the many streams that run through the bottom of monkey forest
monkey forest stream Ubud  Indonesia

Pink!
His favorite color!
Chris and Made (our amazing guide)
Pink! Ubud  Indonesia

Balinese woman
hard at work to finish her daily offerings
Balinese woman Ubud  Indonesia

Balinese women
The people of this village live as one... they live together, work together and pray together....
Balinese women Ubud  Indonesia

its an art form!!!!
amazing how they construct these things out of nothing but leaves and twigs!!!
its an art form!!!! Ubud  Indonesia

amazing places off the beaten path
We loved visiting this local temple... no tourists around... and experiencing the local culture in its raw form.
amazing places off the beaten path Ubud  Indonesia

Local Balinese Woman
i believe she's grinding raw palm sugar...but i could be wrong
Local Balinese Woman Ubud  Indonesia

Balance is key!
I dont know how they do it but balinese woman carry towering loads of fruit and other goods on their heads!!! Holy Moly !!!!
Balance is key! Ubud  Indonesia

Lucky Chicken
Official greeter of the local store:)
Lucky Chicken Ubud  Indonesia

Magic Destination
Ubud is located in the middle of Bali. It is known for its fine arts, dance and music.
Mystery behind Balinese culture is a strong reason to return to this island.
Magic Destination Ubud  Indonesia

We are more alike than different!
The most valuable thing we learn as travelers is how much more we are alike than different. This photo was taken in Ubud, Bali. At the time I was participating in an immersive arts program, studying traditional Balinese Dancing and Shadow Puppetry, but I have to admit that I frequently indulged in the exceptional massage skills of the Balinese! Taking time away from my studies, I came across these amazing creatures who charmed me, made me laugh, and completely reinforced the fact that creatures are as much of a culture as it’s people. I came away from the experience with a great love for the spirituality, artistry, and many great memories of the canine, feline, aves, primate, and human friends I made.
We are more alike than different! Ubud  Indonesia

When in Bali, There’s Always a Festival - Galungan
I was in Bali to witness Galungan, a celebration of good over evil. It’s a time when ancient ancestors visit the earth.

First, I noticed penjor lining the road. A penjor is a tall, curving bamboo pole, with curved bamboo strips and flowers hanging off. The poles are placed in front of homes and businesses, and seem to scrape the clouds in their height. On some streets, you could see so many they seemed to form an arch over the street.

One the day of the festival, I was not sure what to expect. I asked around and learned that families leave their house together and head to the temple to make offerings. I imagined a large procession of extended family similar to a Balinese funeral procession.

Instead, individual families, many on motorbikes, zoomed around town, often stopping at more than one temple to make an offering of incense, flowers, fruits, and more.
Women were precariously balancing baskets on their heads, and entire families dressed in the traditional Balinese sarong and floral sash. Men wore simple white button down shirts, and scarves around their heads, and women wore ornate lace blouses. Even the children were dressed - like miniature versions of their parents. Everyone seemed to be in a good mood, saying hello as we passed.

If your schedule brings you to Bali on a day other than Galungan - ask around - there's always a festival to be experienced. The Balinese Hindu calendar is full of them.
When in Bali, There’s Always a Festival - Galungan Ubud  Indonesia

Nasi Goreng
A ubiquitous dish throughout Bali if not all of Indonesia, nasi goreng combines vegetables and meat (or seafood or a combination of both) in a quick and satisfying stir fry. Topped with a sunny side up egg and eaten with a fiery sambal on the side it makes for a cheap and satisfying meal. Vegetarian versions are also easily available.
Nasi Goreng Ubud  Indonesia

Walking the rice patty trail outside of Ubud, Bali in Indonesia
Although Ubud has become a pretty developed town and lacks the desired natural landscape one would expect to find in Bali, a few minutes by foot outside of the town is a long looping path that takes walkers through the surrounding rice fields of Ubud. You pass men selling coconuts, painters, and rice workers in the open area, before the path narrows and you enter a jungle setting. Reemerging on the other side of the jungle, the path once again enters the rice fields and heads back towards town, passing by some small restaurants and homestays.
Walking the rice patty trail outside of Ubud, Bali in Indonesia Ubud  Indonesia

Experience the home made Batik of Ubud, Bali
Traveling from Uluwatu to Ubud, there are many incredible cultural stops to make along the way. It's best to hire a driver/guide who knows the places and see everything in one day. Different parts of the surrounding area are dedicated to different crafts such as stone, wood work, silver, batik and more. My favorite stop was a batik making facility. We were able to see the women hand painting the cloth and the men dying the cloth. Inside we saw all the products that had been made from the materials and I was able to buy some pieces to take home. There are clothing and household products on the ground floor and an art gallery with cloth pieces upstairs. The paintings look similar to canvases from far away but are simple clothes that can be folded for transport and later ironed and hung up.
Experience the home made Batik of Ubud, Bali Ubud  Indonesia

Ubud and Mas

Ubud is known as a center for Balinese painting, which can be viewed at art markets and galleries throughout the city. Contemporary paintings are displayed in the Neka Art Museum, while you'll find more traditional ones at the Museum Puri Lukisan. To see the best Balinese wood carvings, head to Mas, a village six kilometers (four miles) south of Ubud. At the Bali Wood Carving Center, you can watch artisans carving unique works of art. It's also a good place to shop for souvenirs.

Ubud and Mas Ubud  Indonesia

Working on the rice field
Working on the rice field
Working on the rice field Ubud  Indonesia

Jalan Suweta No.5, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
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