Bali Brouhaha II: Ubud

Continuing from where I left off in Part 1 of Bali Brouhaha, we were headed to Ubud for its famous Babi Guling! Although, our driver informed us that we could easily find better tasting Babi Guling from just about anywhere in Seminyak rather than this joint which mainly caters to tourists. But heck, we’re here so let’s just dig in.

And nope, I’m sorry to say that the only pic I have of the dish is this one from my phone.

It tasted kind of funky. Probably because of the overpowering smell of the pork. I used to scratch my head at friends who refused to eat pork because of its smell. Now I know what they mean.

After lunch, we took our time checking out the area which we so hastily left the day before.

Bali temple#1 Layers | LC-A+ RL | Fujichrome T64
Inside the premises of a temple in Central Ubud.

Temple Door#2 As Close As It Gets | LC-A+ RL | Fujichrome T64
Close up of the intricate engravings on the door.

old man#3 Preparation is Key | LC-A+ RL | Fujichrome T64
An elderly man preparing for a ceremony.

silhouette of Bali temple#4 Shadows | Superheadz UWS | Kodak Elitechrome 200
Like how the tree branches are framing the structure.

self portrait#5 Open Wide | Superheadz UWS | Kodak Elitechrome 200
You can always trust the Ultra Wide & Slim to get the two of us in a self shot.

Bali peddlers#6 Steps | Superheadz UWS | Kodak Elitechrome 200
I’m suddenly reminded of that Australian pop group. I wonder whatever happened to them.

Stuff on head#7 Headstrong | LC-A+ RL | Fujichrome T64
Ready to take on anyone.

road sign#8 Beware! | Superheadz UWS | Kodak Elitechrome 200
Beefy man crossing. Or ape. Or yeti. Aye, you get the point.

scooters#9 Hop On | LC-A+ RL | Fujichrome T64
I’m too much of a scaredy cat to try riding a scooter to explore a foreign country. Especially with roads like Bali. Blame it on my uptight and over protective Asian upbringing then.

water lilies pond#9 Lilypad | LC-A+ RL | Fujichrome T64
Another temple, this time it comes with a restaurant within for you to chill and indulge in the laid back atmosphere. You do not have to pay to enter though. And I would recommend you not to, unless you’re fine with mediocre food and in desperate need of a clean toilet.

We also checked out the Central Market, but none of their touristy wares appealed to us. So off we went to our next stop, the mesmerizing Tanah Lot. Read all about it in Part 3 of Bali Brouhaha.

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