Offerings are made fresh every morning and set out on steps, on the ground, and most everywhere. These offerings to the evil spirits are simply made - small squares of banana leaf holding a few grains of rice, a flower, salt and a pinch of chilli pepper Every 15 days, a day called kajeng kliwon according to the Balinese calendar, special offerings are made to the evil spirits as a kind of mini exorcism of any harmful presence.
This temple statue has an offering sitting on its head.
I originally tried this spa because it was a few doors down from my hotel, Honeymoon Guesthouse. Facilities were fine. The grounds were very nice. My boyfriend and I got a couples massage, then showered afterwards. We had no complaints. Prices in April, 2009 were: Hot Stone Massage (215,000 rp), Traditional Massage (125,000 rp), Mandi Lulur or Boreh (170,000 rp), Traditional Facial (120,000 rp), Cream Bath (100,000 rp), Foot Massage (80,000 rp), Manicure or Pedicure (100,000 rp) and Tropical Fruit Facial (140,000 rp). Interestingly enough, prices are higher on their website.
Death by Chocolate Pie
Bakery in the Main Street of Ubud where the water ran out of Catherine's mouth.
What to think of Danish Pastries, Apple Turn-Overs and Death by Chocolate Pie.
And lots of others delicious looking (Western) patisserie.
I couldn't let her go away without some of these delicatesses
A nice place to have massage with reasonable price.
I tried a Therapy Massage and hubby tried traditional massage and we both liked it.
The owner Ketut Arsana is a Mahatma therapist and well known for spiritual healing. If you want to have the therapy massage with him (Balian Taksu) you need to reserve 2-3 months ahead
Ubud's museums: Agung Rai Museum of Art
One of the pillars of Ubud's reputation as Bali's cultural capital is the presence of numerous museums devoted not just to Balinese but also to Indonesian and international art and culture. One of such museums is the Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA).
ARMA features collection from the works of German artist Walter Spies and Javanese Raden Saleh. It also has a good collection of classical Kamasan paintings, Batuan-style creations from the 1930s and '40s as well as works of Lempad, Affandi, Sadali, Hofker, Bonnet and Le Mayeur.
The collections are housed in two main buildings set amidst a sprawling compound of beautifully lanscaped gardens, pools, ponds, and an open air theater. One of the interesting times to visit ARMA is during dance and theater rehearsals, mostly of child performers.