Bali Photo Journal
Bali and its warm, friendly people and breathtaking landscapes amazed us daily, during our time in Ubud and the surrounding countryside. Dazzling flowers and lush green plants were everywhere we turned.
Beauty abounds in Bali, from the tiniest flower to the verdant rice fields and huge tropical blooms. The Balinese people view the creation of art as a religious practice and take care and pride in each offering they craft.
Each day, as we walked around Ubud, or toured the region by motorbike or car, we were astounded anew by the gorgeous colors, the lively villages and the spectacular scenery, architecture, carvings and paintings.
In Bali, fresh coconut water is a popular beverage. At first we thought that these coconuts were awaiting customers. We later learned that someone will eventually come by and recycle them.
The Balinese practice spiritual traditions in their daily life. One obvious example of this is the offerings, such as this one on a busy street in Ubud, that you will see all over Bali.
The weather in Bali in January is hot and humid during the day. There are frequent rain showers. At night however it cools off and once the breeze picks up, is quite comfortable for sleeping.
Nyoman Sukarsa is a restaurateur and artist in Ubud, Bali who promotes organic food. At his warung abe-do in Ubud Bali, he serves delicious, healthy food that his wife cooks.
When we heard that Bali was a short, inexpensive flight from Western Australia, we were intrigued. And not deterred by the statement that it was full of Aussie tourists getting drunk on cheap beer.