For this blog post, I’ll be heading to Ubud which is twelve miles north east from Kuta in Gianyar district. That’s about one to one and a half hours drive from Kuta to Ubud. It is a scenic location. Two rivers, Wos Timur and the Wos Barat flow through Ubud. It is sourounded by the villages of Padang Tegal and Nyuhkuning to the south, and Peliatan and Kutuh in the east. West of Ubud is Campuhan, Penestenan and Sayan, with Sanggingan and Kedewatanare to the north west.
Firstly, the peaceful countryside and scenery. It is easy to get around on foot, walking along tree-lined streets and beside paddy fields, or choose a vehicle. Dawn is a favourite time for a country walk, then laze by a pool or enjoy a spa retreat as the day warms, or visit the excellent museums such as Neka, ARMA, Seniwati where you will learn more about traditional Balinese art.
In the evenings, you might enjoy trying one of the many excellent restaurants or a dance performance at the Ubud Palace on Jl. Raya Ubud before returning to your bali ubud hotel
There is a ready choice of bicycle, taxi, hire a cab or a bus. If I time my trip carefully, I could arrange it to coincide with the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival held each September.
I only need to walk around the block here in my northern Victorian home in Australia to see how many people have not only visited Bali. But have fallen in love with the culture and artifacts. So many of the front gardens could by loosely called Balinese style. But why purchase those carvings in an Australian garden centre when you can have all the fun of negotiating a bargain for your home or garden from one of the fascinating shops?