6 November 2012

Ubud, Indonesia

Been very much enjoying the quieter countryside of Bali in the small town of Ubud, staying in a traditional Balinese homestay.  Ubud is located in the hills surrounded by rice fields, more recently it was featured in the book/film 'eat, prey, love' (starring julia roberts) so we have spotted several thirty something yoga/health obsessed women floating about the area.
Our host in the homestay a Mr Aji has been good to talk teaching us about some of the local customs.  Sadly but interestingly he invited us to a neighbours funeral this afternoon, me and a friend adjourned  the local sarongs and headwear, then observed and paid our respects along with the rest of the community.  It included numerous blessings and offerings them a procession up the road to local temple.
Been getting back into my running to get fit whilst im away, after that ive just enjoyed a hot and spicy noodle veg soup.  The pictures are from my near the monkey temple, the others just a statue and warung (local eatery) at the end of the road.




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