Top Things To Do in Ubud

Ubud was the last destination before our long and arduous journey home (NYC)… We had reserved a mere three days for this city, and by the end of it, we were already planning a return trip to this beautiful place!

Bali is truly the land of the mystic, where sacred temples, lush rice paddies, incense scented villages all blend together in perfect harmony. This feels a little foreign at first, stepping into their mythical stories from a sanitized western world; but after a few days with the warmest people on earth, you develop a sense of the familiar…a place where you know you will be back.

To give you a glimpse of our adventures, we give you a short summary of our Top Experiences in Ubud

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Sunset at Uluwatu

We checked out Kuta beach last night which definitely was not worth the time! We were trying to decide between Seminyak and Kuta beach, and decided that Kuta maybe more interesting as this was the “true” Bali and how it was discovered by the australian surfer crowd. And it was exactly that – very touristy and crowded with surfer/backpacker crowd. There were also a lot of street vendors hustling and shoving their wares into your face, and following you around. (The “wares” included a wide range from illegal drugs to cigarettes!) We walked around for a bit, got a couple of drinks at a hookah bar, and hailed a cab back to the hotel.

Today, we have planned a sunset trip to Pura Luhur Uluwatu. This is a temple at the top of a cliff and is best visited at sunset, when the sea breeze rises and you can hear the waves crashing at the bottom of the cliff. We hiked to the top of the cliff (only 10 min) to take some great pictures. There are several monkeys here, so make sure that you remove any loose hanging jewelry, shades etc.

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