20.01.2017 30 °C
After 2 great days in Pemuteran, we made our way across the island to Ubud, the islands main centre for Balinese culture and Arts.
Made more famous recently, as it was used as a film set location in the Julia Roberts movie - "Eat, Pray, Love" ;-(
On route we stopped at Taman Ayun, a Hindu Temple decorated in wonderful Balinese architecture and
set in beautiful tranquil gardens surrounded by it's own moat.
We reached Ubud by around midday, checked into the hotel and went out straight out for a walk around the town.
First stop was Ubud's Palace and home to the current Sultan, so all the areas weren't accessible but it was nice to visit.
We then went to see the other main Balinese Temples of Ubud.
On the way back we visited the local market and then went for a Balinese Spa,
But we both opted for a for scrub and massage - Irene got her monies worth when they saw her feet :-)
Tonight was our last night with the group before we went off on our own to Nusa Dua on the Islands south coast,
So our tour leader had arranged a group meal for us all in a local traditional Indonesian restaurant,
with a very nice view as it looked out on to rice fields with the sun setting in the distant.
Most of us had the traditional Bali style curry, which uses more lemongrass and coconut than chilli like in
Malaysian and Thai food followed by a few "Bali Hai" beers to wash it down.