July 15 – July 18 – Staycation
Back to Bali (and Ubud) with Stef!
One thing worth mentioning though about our flight back to Bali:
Around the time we were in Singapore, many of the flights out of Denpasar (where Bali’s airport is) were grounded due to dangerous ash clouds created by one of the volcanos in the area. While our flights weren’t affected, we did actually SEE the volcano spewing ash into the sky on our flight home (whoa!):
Back in Ubud, I spent the next few days with Stef and Joel knocking out a few of our Ubud bucket list items.
We did the ridge walk:
Explored monkey forest (actually going inside the gated part this time!):
Watched True Detective at Paradiso:
Toured the city’s decorations in celebration of the Balinese holiday Galungan:
Discovered the fluffiest, whitest, tiniest bug:
Climbed Mt. Batur:
And had a spa day (no pictures!)
July 19 – July 21 – Canggu of Pace
Next Stef and I (still recovering from our Mt. Batur sunburns …) decided to spend his last few days at the coast in Canggu (pronounced ‘chain goo’).
Boy is Canggu calm, hip, peaceful, and NOT packed with tourists. Joel and I both think if we had a time machine, we’d pick Canggu as our base instead of Ubud. What a great town!
You’ve got cows hanging out:
Amazing rice patties everywhere:
VERY hip places to eat, chill, drink (like Deus Ex Machina – the bike shop / bbq / barbor shop / hotel / tattoo parlor / skate park / restaurant / bar – or Old Mans – a beachy restaurant right in the sand – or warungs aplenty – particularly a Japanese one near Old Mans):
Killer surf, beach, and ocean awesomeness:
And, pretty nifty street art:
Stef and I had a very relaxing couple of days, a solid end to Stef’s two months of nonstop travel.
Going to miss him, but eager to pick up the pace on Trip. I’ve also just been informed Joel and I have less than two weeks left in Bali so hopefully I can grind on my writing and still make these last two weeks here count!