Bali – the island conveys different perceptions to different people. If you’re an Aussie, booze and partying probably come to mind. If you’re from North America, or even Europe, images of an exotic tropical paradise register in your head. If you’ve seen the movie, or read the book “Eat Pray Love”, for you, Bali is a place for meditation and yoga, and ultimately, a place to find balance. And if you’re a Millennial, I’m sure you’ve seen so many photos of the island on social media: the stunning waterfalls, the impressive swimming pools, the spectacular beaches, the Instagram-worthy food, and of course, the private villas. So, for you, Bali is the place where people indulge and pamper themselves. For me, Bali is a combination of all those things, and more. While on the island, I stayed in different places – Seminyak, Canggu, Kuta, and Ubud. Each one has a different flavour. However, if you’re looking to appreciate the true essence of the Balinese culture while experiencing a sense of tranquility, Ubud is the place.
The town of Ubud is located closer to the centre of the island, surrounded by lush forests and rice paddies. To properly experience what Ubud is all about, I suggest spending a few days in the area. The pace of life is slower in Ubud, so just take your time and appreciate the break from the daily grind. Here are some of the things you should do in Ubud:
Achieve inner peace by attending yoga and meditation classes