I could not update very good lately since i was forbidden to go outside yesterday, the lights was off and so was the internet. Why?
Because the Balinese people was celebrating Nyepi. And i am very happy i was there to see that. During these weeks in Bali, i have seen how the people of Bali have been building big statues of monsters and daemons, and last Friday i saw the result of them.
They call them Ogoh-Ogho and all the Ogho-oghos will be presented with a story during the evening of the 16th where the people can vote for the best one to win. After the competition they will be burned on a cemetery as a sign of purifying.
(This is what the people explained to us at least).
The day after no one is allowed to go outside and no electricity is allowed to be used.
Even if we had to stay in the hotel area the whole day, it was great, adn we had the most beautiful night sky ever. Dont think i have ever seen so many starts at once.
I have not manage to update my blog properly lately since the Wifi at our last hotel was not very good. We spent a few days in Gilli islands where we stayed in bungalows and just enjoyed our time there. I am happy though that we are back to a more classy hotel where it is quite, clean and of course with a good internet connection.
My days in Gilli T was wonderful though. the first day i rent a snorkel to go out for some adventures at our beach, and you know what? i found a sea turtle! It was so cool to swim so close to it under the water, and so close to the beach.
But that was not my only experience with sea turtles. The second day we went on a boat trip with several stops to snorkel where we could see all cool kind of fishes, squids and more sea turtles. At one stop they also had some statues that stand at the bottom of the ocean, really cool. Gilli T was very beautiful and it offered a lot of nice spots to sit on the beaches, restaurants for cozy dinners and places to enjoy a drink to the sunrise.
But today we left Gilli T and headed over to Lombok. We have not seen much of it yet since we been mostly working since we arrived, but the little we seen looks great and the hotel is awesome so far (it opened up 4 days ago so i will write a review of it after our stay).
Now we have spent 2,5 day in Ubud and i absolutely LOVE it! I loved it the minute i got out from the taxi and started to walk around. Our hotel is awesome! (will write about it in a later post) and this small city is so cozy.
Healthy food everywhere, cozy bars, yoga centers, a lot to see, and most important of it all, not full of people trying to sell you stuff every 1 meter you go.
No but i could stay here for a long time, it is really nice and peaceful. So far i managed to so this in in Ubud:
Visited Monkey Forest
Hired scooters and been driving almost everywhere you can go around here
Visited rice fields
Having awesome food
Seeing beautiful waterfalls
And i will do a lot more these upcoming days. but tomorrow we have a chill day planned, no trips in mind.
Arrived very late yesterday night but managed to find a place for dinner at 02.30 in the morning (not the one in the picture). After that we managed to get some sleep before waking up to go for an amazing breakfast (the picture).
After that we went to the beach for some swimming before going back to the hotel.
In the evening we went to a place called Sky Garden where you pay around 6-7 euro and get to eat and drink as much as you want between 17-21. And we did. After that we went to a bar where they had a great band singing covers of rock songs.
It was a fun night, but i am done with partying now, and this place is pretty much for surfing and partying. The beach is pretty dirty and there is not too much to do around here. So if you look for a cool place to party, this is it, but more nature and cool adventures, than Kuta is not the place.