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The Ultimate Ubud Guide

January 7, 2016

Updated: May, 2017 After living in Ubud, Bali for 2 months, I have created the Ultimate Ubud Guide. I decided to save the stories for my blog and give you a straight forward, low on the fluff, everything you need to know kind of guide. Here you go….   Where to Stay in Ubud, Bali Ubud, where to sleep? Ubud, where to stay? You won’t have to ask this question after checking out these charming accommodations. 1.) Pangkung House (Budget-Moderate) The…

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Top 8 Reasons to Visit Ubud, Bali

December 11, 2015
yoga in ubud bali

To Do Yoga Ubud is yogi heaven. It’s tranquil, laid back and the nature scenes are endless. The entire town is filled with people touting yoga mats, wearing spandex and discussing the psychedelic visions they had during their last class. There are yoga studios on almost every street, spiritual chanting going on in the background and rice field views to look out at while in tree pose. Many of the studios in town also offer yoga teacher training so people…

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A Balinese Spa by The River

November 27, 2015
Getting a Balinese massage at the spa on the river

There I was, laying nearly naked by the river, only rising to rinse topless in a waterfall. My skin was smooth and smelled of coconut, my muscles at ease just like my mind. Maybe I should have felt uncomfortable, ashamed to be there on this rock, drenched in the  flow of nature’s shower, exposed. But, I didn’t. It felt just right. I wanted a Balinese massage. They are advertised all over Ubud’s streets and within the pages of tourist pamphlets,…

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Taking an Art Class in Ubud, Bali

November 9, 2015
Bali art, ubud art class

Ubud is absolutely overflowing with opportunities to gain new skills and explore potential hobbies. Advertisements for Balinese dance lessons hang from resort windows and art class offerings are sneakily stuck into local galleries. A significant portion of the expat population is enrolled in yoga teacher trainings and classes offering barista lessons and raw food chef certifications are easy to find. Overwhelmed with my options, I decided to narrow it down and take an art class to better understand the local…

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A Week in The Life Bali

November 5, 2015
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan temple in Bali

Living a life abroad is dynamic. While it may seem exciting and inspirational at first, dig a little deeper and you will find that a life of travel is in fact both of those things but can be just as monotonous, tiring, frustrating and boring as a life lived at home. After writing a post on what my life was like living in Thailand, I have decided to write another one to update you on what it has been like…

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