Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ubud Batubalan Sanur

It hasn't taken us long to adjust to G & Ts on the balcony each night in Ubud as the sun sets. Fiona and James hosted drinks on Sunday night at their hotel (Sri Bungalows). I felt quite nostalgic watching the ducks being herded from the rice paddies as we enjoyed our lovely end to the day; something I always loved about our stays at Sri Bungalows in the past.

The new villas and pool area at Sri Bungalows looks very flash - and very inviting!

We ended another lovely day with a meal at Cafe Wayan - one of the best so far we all agreed.

While the rest of the mob took off on their own adventure on Monday to Candi Dasa Rob and I had made arrangements to meet up with an old friend for lunch in Sanur. But before we left Ubud with Pak Edy I happened to see this view of the burning off of the rice husks in the paddy behind Three Monkeys, another step in the process of hand harvesting the rice.

It was so good to see John again, after a four year break, so happily settled in a beautiful villa in Batubulan (the old stone carver's village).

.....and he still loves his garden and exotic orchids. I admired this very rare black centred orchid from Papua.

We talked non stop catching up on all the Bali/Indonesian news and managed to solve most of the challenges in the process (in our minds anyway).  John is a mine of information and potential contacts so we find time with him presents lots of new travel ideas and opportunities.

It was a gorgeous clear day for a beach lunch in Sanur.

We ate at a rustic beach cafe, seafood of course, freshly caught that day.

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