The Day I was Served Ants for Dinner in Bali

And no, it wasn’t something that I had ordered. Next time we speak I shall share with you something absolutely revolting that I tried willingly in Bangkok… But this side order of ants in Ubud, Bali was truly a (not very pleasant) surprise. So this post is about where NOT to eat in Ubud!

Photo Tour of Gunung Kawi, Bali

One of the temples that I most enjoyed in Bali during the tour that we took with a Spanish-speaking guide was Gunung Kawi. As you know, I am a little behind (slight understatement) with keeping you up to date about my travels in Bali and the second half of my backpacking trip around Indonesia.

Guided Tour of Bali

We booked a guided tour of Bali for the day. Well, around the area of Ubud and the surrounding countryside. Unfortunately, due to the state of the island’s roads you couldn’t get very far around Bali in a day. We booked this tour through Begonia and the Kupu-Kupu Foundation, a charity organisation in Ubud.

Son Amar Behind the Scenes

So I’ve been wanting to share my experience at Mallorca’s Son Amar show since last year but I have been putting it off due to the fact that I don’t have any stunning photos to add to the post. You see, when I went to Son Amar I was under the impression that photography was strictly […]

Kupu-Kupu Foundation in Ubud

The Kupu-Kupu Foundation in Ubud was founded by a Spanish woman who has lived in Bali for quite some years. When I was in Ubud I had the pleasure of meeting Begonia and some of the charming disabled people that she works to provide a better life for.

Monkey Forest, Ubud, Bali

Yes, of course we did make the obligatory visit to Monkey Forest while we were in Ubud in Bali. The area commonly known as Monkey Forest is a large wooded park in Ubud with several ruined temples dating from the 1300s. But most people go to see the monkeys.

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