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14 Nov 2014

BALI PHOTO DIARY - UBUD

During the first three days of our short but sweet time in Bali, we stayed in the dense jungle area of Ubud, an up and coming town in the Gianyar regency of Bali. Ubud is trendy, artistic and often touted as the cultural heart of Bali. Although we spent two out of three days scuba diving (and a lot of time in the villa), we still managed to see a little bit of Ubud - just enough to guarantee a return.

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Ubud, selfie

Quick selfie upon arrival, after being presented with gorgeous flower necklaces in typical 'on-holiday-in-an-exotic-country' style.

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Balinese dishes, beef rendang
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Balinese dessert bubur injun, black rice

Favourite Balinese dessert bubur injun, black rice with coconut milk.

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Ubud, morning view of jungle
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Ubud, cacao bean plantation

Cacao bean growing on a plantation.


Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Ubud, roasting beans at a cacao & coffee plantation
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Ubud, Ibu Oka 2

Lunch at Ibu Oka 2. Famed for having the 'best babi guling (suckling pig) in Bali', we had to give it a try. I'm not sure if it's because we didn't go to the original Ibu Oka or if the quality has just gone down since it became so popular, but we were extremely underwhelmed. One measly piece of pork skin, a couple of chunks of pork and uninspiring atmosphere and service. Whilst I was glad to have some babi guling, I wouldn't recommend you come here for it.

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Ubud, wreck diving in Tulamben
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Ubud, wreck diving in Tulamben
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Ubud, Bali monkey forest
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Ubud, Bali monkey forest
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Ubud, Bali monkey forest
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Ubud, Bali monkey forest

Where & What To Eat:

We only had one dinner outside of the villa during our stay in Ubud, but it was a delicious one.


I also recommend trying the following dishes during your time in Bali:

Bubur Injun - black rice pudding with coconut milk and palm sugar
Nasi Goreng - stir fried mixed rice
Beef Rendang - slow-cooked beef in lemongrass, coconut and mixed spice sauce
Babi Guling - roasted suckling pig

2 comments :

  1. It looks like you're having such an amazing time (except for the pork let-down!). Keep the photos coming, they're so beautiful.

    Also, just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a Liebster Award ^.^ All the details are over on my blog under the 'Liebster Award' blog post - hope you enjoy! Kate x

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    1. Hi Katie-Marie,

      Thanks for stopping by, and for nominating me - I'll have to take a look and think of some good answers!

      It was a fantastic time - I'm glad you're enjoying the photos :)

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