Day 19 – Final Day Exploring Ubud
Today is our final full day in Ubud before we head back down to Legian, Kuta tomorrow. We had a few Palaces, Temples and walks left on our list that we wanted to visit before we go so managed to get some last minute exploring in!
These past few days in Ubud we’ve been trying to get up a little earlier, to make more of the day, so today we were up and enjoying our breakfast in our beautiful surroundings by around 9:30am.
After another beautiful breakfast, I got one-hour of blog writing finished before we headed out into central Ubud. We started at the Ubud Market, as our new friends suggested it as a great place to find some bargains and explore the craziness of Ubud. Although we didn’t buy anything we heard a lot of bartering and the prices in the market generally seem to be very good, I managed to overhear a young lady get two lovely looking rings for 20k a piece, which is around £1.15 per ring.
For the past few years, I’ve been wearing a charm bracelet which Tom bought me the first year we got together. While travelling I’d really like to fill the charm bracelet which a charm from each country we’ve been in. So today, I searched for a real silver jewellery shop and managed to find a beautiful little Hindu charm and some beautiful traditional Balinese earrings for my Mum.
After a bit of shopping, we decided to head to three temples/palaces that we have yet to had the chance to explore, I think the names of these places are: Puri Saren Agung (Ubud Palace), Puri Taman Saraswati and Pura Gunung Lebah. All the temples in Bali are so beautiful and well crafted, with a lot of them undergoing quite a lot of maintenance at the moment – especially the ones in Ubud, so it was hard to get a real feel for the place, but still great to see while in the area.
Towards the end of exploring one of the final temples we managed to come across the Campuhan Ridge Walk which we wanted to do last time but just didn’t have the time, we walked for around twenty minutes and came across some of the most breathtaking views across the fields and rice terraces of Ubud. It definitely worth walking up there, but maybe do it mid-morning when it’s not so hot and sweaty!!
To finish the day off, we managed to make a reservation at the number 1 cheap eats, or second overall best-rated restaurant on TripAdvisor for Ubud, the restaurant name is Warung Pondok Madu and should be on everyone’s list of somewhere to go and eat when in Ubud. Its quite hard to get a table there, as it only seats sixteen. To get a table we had to walk down at 3pm and prebook a table as it seems near impossible to get through to them over the phone, or via email or on Facebook chat. To make the meal even more enjoyable we invited the couple we’ve spent the past few days with, they’ve been fantastic company and we really hope we manage to grab a beer with them in Seminyak before we all leave the country.
Anyway, as always, thank you for reading!