Invisible to the naked eye
The topography of Ubud and the surrounding villages is blessed with scenic paddies, grassy hills, and gushing streams. You could marvel at all these if you take a walk (or a bicycle tour) around Ubud and these surrounding villages.
And keep an eye for surprises along the way - like naked (and/or semi-naked) men and women bathing in the streams and ponds. Yes, NAKED (and/or SEMI-NAKED) MEN AND WOMEN!
And why not? As tradition has it, the Balinese believe that they are invisible when bathing.
Just be sensitive to this local custom and please respect them - AVOID TAKING SNAPS OF THEM BATHING IN THE NUDE!
Another nice place a few miles out of Ubud is to the Bali Botanical Gardens.
They are on the slopes of Gunung Pohen.
You can take a nice hike around to look at the flowers and trees or you can drive around on the paved road.
There are some very unusual statues in the gardens. An interesting stop if you are around Bedugul
We were walking around in down town Ubud one morning and I saw this sign sitting on the sidewalk that said SABABA far fetched food. Falafel, hummus, kababs, and ect served with pita bread.
Suddenly I was starving, finally some food that I could relate to. It was super and we returned several times to have lunch the week that we were there in Ubud.
with a K
Right in the heart of Ubud,
near the BaliSpirit Yoga studio,
you will find Kafe offering
a menu of health eats.
This quaint a popular Kafe,
offers yummy delights
for the vegetarian, macrobiotic lover
and has even dishes for those
who don’t give a hoot what they eat,
as long as it’s good.
The Kafe has a cozy atmosphere,
looking out on one of
the main streets of Ubud.
Prices are reasonable,
their menu is extensive
and a great find and a relief for those
who like to avoid certain ‘bad foods’.
Thank Goodness!!! Dishes that they serve include:
Macrobiotic Breakfast Bowl for 22,000 Rp
Flax & Oat Porridge at 23,000 Rp
Scrambled Tofu for breakfast at 18,000 Rp
Crunchy tempe & Tofu Chips for 11,000 Rp
Carrot Ginger Soup (non dairy) at 16,000 Rp
Grilled Vegetables & Feta Sandwich at 24,000 Rp
Red Rice Nasi Goreng (a healthier version) for 24,000 Rp
Clean Steamed Veggie Plate at 24,000 Rp
And for those who like the animal protein in their meal:
Kafe Burger and Fries at 36,000 Rp
Aromatic Tuna Stirfry at 35,000 Rp
California Burrito with or without Chicken 30,000 – 38,000 Rp
Chicken Chermoula at 38,000 Rp
Yummy drinks include:
The Liver Detox Tumeric Shot with Carrot at 5,000Rp
Carrot, Apple & Beet Juice at 16,000 Rp
Aloe, Apple, and Ginger at 12,000 Rp
Open from 8am – 11 pm everyday.
Crying baby statue
I saw this in VT Goldenboy's page previously but we accidentally chanced upon it on our way to some Ubud art gallery .
The statue is quite huge and sits on aroundabout. People said that the statue was erected after villagers heard the sound of crying baby. Perhaps a spirit of a baby. But its stops after the statue was built.
You can see people offering flowers etc near the statue. Something off the beaten path actually becoz my tourguide didnt even mention it when we passed .