Bali: Nyepi Day + Monkey Forest @ Ubud

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After spending a day at Dreamland,
we made our way North to Ubud
and managed to find a new guesthouse for the night
(thanks to talking to locals and getting recommendations from them!
they even offered us arak while doing so!)

Ubud

Counter at the lobby - Hindu Lord Ganesha, Japanese Maneki Neko, and Balinese er something

Ubud

View from front of our room

When we checked in, i was told there was no air con
And (giving my reason for not being diva here!) i'm just very used to air con
cos i've been sleeping with it since i was a kid :p

"There's no air con baby... but the room is nice."
"I'm going to DIE." *looks up at ceiling fan in mock faint*

Ubud

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After breakfast, we set out to:

- find accommodation with bigger pool for next two nights
Nyepi Day was the next day, and everything was going to be shut,
so we needed a place to just hang out at ALL day

- find champignon

- stock up on beer and food for next day

- (and for me) find a pre-paid card for my BlackBerry access.
I used Simpati (90,000 rupiah for 1 week unlimited data including SIM card)

Ubud

The place i got my Simpati card also sold lotsa colourful sarongs

Ubud

Ubud
me, Alix, Olivia, Elodie

Waiting at a random bar for the boys.

Market, Ubud

Went for a quick walk around Ubud market.
Man, the prices there have really risen ever since the locals realise they can sell their things for so much for to tourists!

Clem and i saw a really cool collection of 5 elephants cast from metal.

"There's mommy and daddy...*pointing to 2 largest ellies* There's the children... *points at the 2 small ellies* And that's the urm... *stops at middle-sized ellie*"
"That's the maid."   :xlaughing:
"...!!!"   :xshocked:
"HAHAHA"
 :xlaughing:
"You and i come from really different backgrounds here."  :xwhatevah:

Ubud

Went to a reggae bar to chill out for a bit

Ubud

Ubud

I practically attacked the waitress to inquire where they got the gold deco from   :xshy:

Ubud

Ubud

Ubud

Thom, Olivia, Clem

'Twas a nice afternoon,
we drank beer,
blew bubbles down onto the street,
danced around by ourselves,
and i took a picture of an old lady before we left.

old lady + dog, Ubud

We stopped by to check out the Ubud Monkey Forest,
and were so lucky cos the ticket counter was closed and went in for free   :xlaughing:

Monkey Forest, Ubud

I've got a wee phobia of monkeys,
ever since i got chased and clung on to
at the Botanical Gardens in Penang,
and Deer Park in KL  -_-

Monkey Forest, Ubud

Nevertheless, i crept closer and closer
to get a good shot with my pancake lens...

Monkey Forest, Ubud

Monkey Forest, Ubud

Monkey Forest, Ubud

Monkey Forest, Ubud

Monkey Forest, Ubud

Monkey Forest, Ubud

Monkey Forest, Ubud

And stopped taking pictures altogether when the below happened.

Monkey Forest, Ubud

I scampered away thinking, "OKAY ENOUGH PICTURES."

Ubud

Nyepi Day, Ubud

Preparation for Nyepi Eve Parade.
All the roads were to be closed so we were rushing back to park the van.

Ogoh-Ogoh on the streets:

Nyepi Day

Nyepi Day

Nyepi Day

Nyepi Day

Nyepi Day

I felt quite lucky to have witnessed it,
nothing like i've ever seen before in Bali despite being there so many times!

Next post will be on our day staying in   :xwinky:

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9 Responses to Bali: Nyepi Day + Monkey Forest @ Ubud

  1. Mike says:

    Wow, some really great pictures of monkey forest.

  2. Merrinette says:

    D: u’re so brave to get a hairstyle like this
    *respect ya* 🙂

  3. yoong says:

    enough with the bali shots! im dying for a holiday already!

  4. Triton says:

    halo, first time come over here…wow..u lok rock…nice 2 know u here…i’m fr selangor..

  5. Andrea says:

    Hi. Did you stay at the Bali T House in Ubud? The paddy fields view from your photos look awfully familiar :p I stayed there last year and totally love it.

  6. mello says:

    I LOVE your hair like this! (with the shaved side) 😀 😀 Ubud monkeys are way freakyy. They nicked my friend’s sunglasses and tried to eat `em. 😐

  7. rachelsmith says:

    Hi nice pics. I am again looking for vacations there.

  8. […] our last holiday together was Bali in March, Clem and i decided to take off to Tioman for a short holiday, before flying to Shanghai to meet […]

  9. cleavage777 says:

    Weird. Came across your blog while searching for “Bali prepaid blackberry”. Thanks for the tips! Telco fees so much more expensive here in KL.

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