|Rice paddies, palm trees and lush green was can be seen throughout every inch of Ubud, Bali.|
In September 2012, my roommate Christina and I set off to experience what Bali had to offer!
|Our longhouse that we stayed in during our time in Ubud.|
|This corridor gave way to a gorgeous view of Bali.|
|The weathered facades of Ubud are unlike any other!|
|The Ubud, Bali Starbucks! (Yes, they had Starbucks!|
In Ubud, there are worn, weathered facades of buildings and huge palm branches that hang over the tight, narrow roads. The rough roads are filled with scooters and cars, as well as many automobiles from the 50’s-70’s. Unlike other places I have traveled to, Bali feels and exudes a peaceful, calm and quiet demeanor that makes one want to simply write, read, take pictures and sip Indonesian coffee all day- which is precisely what I did.
My heart will forever adore Bali, because it is a city that fully embraces its roots, culture and especially, it’s age- an age that gives way to tremendous architecture, art and ruin. No doubt, I will return to Bali. I’m not finished with it yet.
|A small door I found during my walk through Ubud.|
|The garden entrance to an ancient temple.|
|Ubud, Bali has multiple layers and elevations.|
|The vehicles in Bali made me feel as though I was in an adventure film,|
or I had stepped back in time.
|The peaceful scenery makes Ubud an easy place for a tourist to relax.|
|My nice, cozy bed that had large, open windows.|
Since we were nestled within the rolling hills, it actually got
chilly at night.
|An image that can be seen during a walk through Ubud.|
|A temple outlined by lilly pads.|
|We found tortilla chips in Bali, and boy oh boy, did we take advantage of that!|
|Rice paddies outlined by jungle terrain make Bali a unique place to visit.|
|A Balinese village outside of Ubud, Bali.|