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:: A Little Hello From Ubud!

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Wowee! I made it to Bali! It takes quite a while from Fitzroy, but we got here safe and sound and it’s super beautiful! I’m having the best time. I have never been to Ubud and it’s super lovely, right? Lush and green, lovely people, delicious food and toasty days. I feel so lucky to be here!

I don’t really travel much, but it’s something I want to do more of, so this journey without the kids or Cam is a great place to start right? It’s actually my first overseas trip without the kids… and my second overseas trip EVER! I know, right?! I’m such a homebody, but perhaps travelling might be something I love? I’ll let you know when I get back!

We got here yesterday. Here’s some deets about where we’ve been and what it was like.

1. We went to Mr Potato Head as soon as we arrived. It’s very denim cut-offs and bikini tops, right? The drinks and food and view were super gorgeous though!

2. We then drove to Ubud with our driver. It took a long time because there was heaps of traffic, but it was so great to see Bali life as the darkness descended and the day turned to night. Kites! So many scooter families!

3. We popped into Alchemy for take away salad and juice. That place is ace!

4. I arrived at Ubud Green. It’s super-beautiful! I want to come back! Lovely villas and amazingly green view over the rice paddies and the ducks.

5. I had breakfast in the room and then walked down to Seniman Coffee for a pow wow and some (really beautiful) coffees.

6. We headed to Seni Warna to buy art supplies – then to Bintang to buy brown bread, jam, honey, cold drinks, crafty supplies, yogurt and even more things. Bintang is ace, right? I like it!

7. We walked up all of the stairs to Yellow Flower Cafe and had an amazingly great lunch. Bali-style tapas and juice and chai. I really loved it!

8. Then we walked back through the villas to Bintang to pick up our shopping and headed back to the villa.

9. I bought the cutest water-colour set ever! I will Instagram it tomorrow, if I remember!

10. We saw the parade of ducks at 5.30 – through the rice paddies in a quacky line and home again. I will try to video it tomorrow! It’s really cute for kids to watch, I reckon.

Ubud is so gorgeous. Last time we came to Bali AGES AGO we stayed in Legian and it’s so different here! I like it so much. I would love to come back again and again!  (I’m actually coming back in November for the 2nd BHB Creative Retreat – you can come too if you apply super quickly! AND that gives you heaps of time to save up, too!)

Have you been here before? Is travelling your thing? Or are you a trying-to-reform homebody like me?

x Pip



  • Reply
    September 16, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    So much colour and life – I think Ubud suits you well!! x

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    Jenny Jones
    September 12, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    Wow, what beautiful photos that really capture the feel if the place. It sounds as though you are having a ball-enjoy. I so live to travel but coming home is always so nice too 🙂

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    September 12, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    So excited to see you visited some of my favourite places. I am going to visit Ubud Green based on your rec. next April.
    Keep having fun and sharing pics, love it

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    Sonia Life Love Hiccups
    September 12, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    Oh Pip you tease you! Have a fabulous time… like I even need to say that 😉 xx

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    September 12, 2014 at 5:38 AM

    Wow amazing photos. I can only dream. I live in the Peak District in UK which is hilly and quite rainy but sometimes nice. I am a total stay at home but Bali looks wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing. X

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    September 11, 2014 at 11:10 PM

    Gorgeous vibrant photos Pip! It looks so luscious and inviting. I was a big traveller before my kids and when they were little as my ex worked in the airline industry so we had cheap flights everywhere. I’ve turned into a homebody over the past few years but the itch needs a scratchin! Have fun x

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    Sundari Carmody
    September 11, 2014 at 10:03 PM

    Pip! I don’t know if you remember me (formerly blogged at Intimate Vignettes – ages ago!). Long time no peep.
    Ubud is where I grew up! Your post is making me homesick! Especially the snaps of the food on display. Actually moving to Australia forced me to learn to cook so I could get ‘home food’. My mum still lives up there with my step-dad and little sister. Have you heard of BARC (Dog shelter)? They do great things and I think they are in Ubud. Would be cute to visit. Run by Aussies I think.
    Also Casa Luna is a great restaurant to visit. Its run by the same legend-lady who started up Ubud Writers Festival, Janet Deneefe. I’ll stop prattling. Have fun!

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    Reannon @shewhorambles
    September 11, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    Looks super lovely Pip. The colours are so vibrant yet look so different compared to the pics you take at home…
    Enjoy x

    P.S. Just a little tip. Everyone I know who travels to Bali often say that if you get a sick tummy then drink shots of red cordial- straight!

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