These storm clouds absolutely hammered us! Fortunately that was on the way home after a great walk up through the rice paddies in Ubud. Very scenic walk with several organic cafes to grab a juice, beer or coffee. I had a mixed juice and loved the fact that they used a lotus stem as my straw.
We have just had two nights in Meruh Dani Hotel/Guest House in Ubud which is spotlessly clean, great pool, great gardens, beautiful Balinese family running it and very close to the main street … about 100 m. It has been perfect and all for the very reasonable price of $59 per night with a fab breakfast included. We did lots of walking in the very busy town but apart from the 7 km walk in the paddi fields we laid pretty low and relaxed. Easy to do in Bali! John did manage a restorative yoga class that he said wasn’t that great.
Today we are off to Nusa Lembongan island for two or four nights. Not sure yet. We are staying at a place Denise and Lach recommended. I phoned them and they are picking us up from Ubud to Sanur and then taking us by fast boat to the island and on to the hotel. All very easy … hopefully.
My only complain about Bali so far is the traffic. It is a nightmare and getting from A to B on the island takes forever.