We're at a lovely homestay called the Pondok Frog Guest House for the first 3 nights in Ubud, the town made famous by Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love. We've seen a lot of single women here probably looking for their own Javier Bardem.
|Paul has to duck into all the doors here
On our way to Ubud from the airport, our driver brought us to Teba Sari, where they make coffee, tea, and chocolate. We got a tour and some free tastings.
|We passed by some rice fields that were being harvested
|This is cocoa that they make chocolate from
|This is a luwak - he helps make coffee
|Beans are roasted in a wood fire for an hour
|Tasting...our favorite was the lemongrass tea and the ginseng coffee
We walked around town after checking in.
|Lots of scooters here
|We also saw this HUGE spider...check out the bird flying behind it
|We also checked out the Monkey Forest Sanctuary
|Where there are literally gangs of monkeys hanging out
|I didn't want to get too close
|We think this one was checking the other's oil
|It definitely had an Indian Jones feel to it
|After this picture a monkey tried to grab my camera case!
|Tons of statues for Paul to abuse
|It was hot and muggy
|Kimodo dragon statue
|Bale Banjar Ubud Kelod
|The Barong - an ancient mythical creature
|Sisya Dance depicting a group of young girls practicing black magic
|More Sisya Dance
|Close up shot
|Playing music while they dance
|This is the instrument they use to play the music
|End of the dance