Hey guys it´s me Patty and today I´d like to report you about my day in Ubud. You probably heard about this area though it´s pretty popular, especially under Yogis and Hippies. As every town in Bali it´s not like we imagine by hearing the word town. There is no centre or such thing, just a lot of houses in one area. Ubud is well known because there is plenty of sightseeing or places to visit. My friends and I just had one day for everything, because we stayed just two nights, but we experienced a lot.
Our daytrip started at Ubud Market. This is perfect if you´re looking for some souvenirs for your beloved people. No matter if it´s clothes, condiments, jewellery or Ukuleles – you´ll find everything what the tourist´s heart desires. You can even buy a penis out of wood, although I have no idea who would buy such things. Never saw them standing at a window board or in a glass cabinet at someone´s house. For me it was kind of exhausting at the market, because people are always try to make you buy their things and you always have to bargain. It´s not like you can go around and take your time to watch everything in quiet. Nevertheless it was quite interesting.
Our next stop was the famous Monkey Forest – at least for my friends because of my fear monkeys could bite me and bring me down. They actually enjoyed their tour through this forest. If you´re not afraid of monkeys you should definitely give it a try.
After all that excitement we chose to calm down a little bit by watching the paddy fields and the Botanic Garden in Ubud. Spoiler alart – the Botanic Garden in Ubud doesn´t exist anymore. If you want to visit something like that, there is a Botanic Garden outside of Ubud. The paddy fields however are as beautiful as everywhere. Some may think it gets boring to watch them often, but each time it´s a little bit different and every paddy has its own charm.
Well, the day wasn´t over yet. Finally we arrived at our last destination: Goa Gajah – the Elephant Cave. Actually the best thing about that place wasn´t the cave itself, but the temples and their surroundings. The nature there was just incredibly awesome, like in a picture book. My only advice if you´re going to visit Goa Gajah: Don´t forget your camera!
Finally you can find pretty gorgeous hotels in Ubud which aren´t that expensive. You´ll definitely enjoy a stay in that town!