Maybe you’re wondering why aren’t we crazily running around Bali, taking pictures and manufacturing posts. The reason is that we’ve both been here before and we chose the city we liked best. Ubud. It seems like everybody likes Ubud. But why? Well, one main reason was Eat, pray, love book from Elizabeth Gilbert. She found ‘worldly enjoyment and divine transcedence’ in Ubud and made hoards of American women do the same ๐Ÿ™‚ I didn’t like the book, btw. But I loved Ubud ๐Ÿ™‚ It has a charm. Beautiful…

1. Sonicare electric toothbrush I didn’t want to take it at first but one year is a long time without my brush. Best decision ever! Mic agrees. 2. Twoย ukuleles,flute and harmonica. Need I say more? ๐Ÿ™‚

There are things that surprise you in every new country you go to. These are the facts we gathered through the first impression in Indonesia. from what we’ve experienced Indonesians love super soft beds. Back killers! they have the best coffee here. Mic especially likes the Kopi Luwak. when they make coffee, they put coffee in a glass, pour boiling water and mix. Ready to drink! they love green cake. Not sure what this trend is about (I know it’s popular in other Asian countries). So you can…

Although we’ve experienced so much this year, from dirty rooms in India, trekking in Nepal and Mentawai jungle (and we love the challenge!) it’s also nice to settle down for some time. If we had the money, we would probably stay for a longer period in Ubud. Bali is a country within a country. It’s small and you don’t need much time to go somewhere, roads are good, petrol is cheap, nature is beautiful, people are friendly, religion is Balinese hinduism which is very open, beaches and mountains…

We’re enjoying the comfort of our own place very much. I’m trying out my watercolors, Mic is working on his book and of course, his online work. But we still venture out from time to time ๐Ÿ™‚ On a rented scooter we visited a Coffee plantation on the way to Batur. They grow spices and coffee, they’re famous for Kopi Luwak – poop coffee! ๐Ÿ˜€

After our week in the jungle, we wanted to relax a little bit. We wanted to rent something in advance via AirBnB but our plan was so unpredictable that it wasn’t possible. “Who has a kitchen to rent?” So we arrived in Ubud, looking for an apartment with a kitchen to rent. We like to cook and this means the independence from all the restaurants, making strong coffee, and having loads of fruit in a refrigerator. We contacted few people on AirBnB from the spot and we were…