I have finally arrived from Michigan to Bali after much anticipation. So far I am in love with Ubud, located in the heart of the island. Ubud is the spiritual and cultural center of Bali and I can certainly see that everywhere I look. Seriously great vibes all around. I am one happy girl!
Check out my first ever travel vlog and photos, both taken with my favorite camera, the Sony Alpha a6000. This is a great travel camera for vlogging and photography.
Here is my itinerary of a day tour around Ubud, Bali, which I booked through the Pillow Inn Hostel.
The Bali Swing (There are TONS of swings all over the place in many different rice terraces. The price is around $15, and yes they strap you in.)
Kopi Luwak- Next to the swings was a coffee plantation where we tried the famous Balinese Coffee called kopi luwak, which means asian palm civet; a type of Balinese cat. The coffee is made by the digested coffee beans of the cat. Gross right. Kopi Luwak is known as the worlds most expensive coffee, although we got it for free while visiting this business. It tastes like normal coffee to me…
Rice Terraces – Ubud is covered in rice terraces and wow, they are stunning. We hiked all over these babies and got quite lost. Local venders are ready to serve you fresh coconuts to drink on your hike. The views are spectacular.
The Holy Springs – These springs are where sacred rituals are done for purification of mind, body and soul. We had to wear a sarong to enter. Women on their periods are not allowed to enter the temples. I am doing a full day healing ritual with a Balinese healer here next week so stay tuned.
Waterfalls – We were taken to see two waterfalls on this tour and they were both very accessible and swimmable.
Ubud has my heart – In 2 weeks I will move onto Canguu, the Balinese surfing town. I am in no rush to travel. For now I am enjoying a slow paced life here with new friends from around the world. Until next time, much love.