To my mind, if you come to Ubud you will see two faces of it.
Ubud is busy, has long lines of scooters and cars, streets full of tourists and Balinese people trying to sell you something, inviting you to see their restaurant menu or asking you several times: „taxi, yes?”, „massage, yes?”.
To be honest, it is too much for me sometimes. I can’t relax or work in this kind of chaos and I get really nervous.
But, besides this jungle lifestyle, Ubud has an amazing side with quiet places and stunning landscapes. For me these places are like paradise, there is nothing more that I want.
The villa where I am staying now is close to the Ubud Yoga House, located near the rice fields. I do not have enough words to describe the beauty of them.
Sometimes I go running early in the morning and I see local people who have already started their daily household chores. One thing I want to add: the Balinese people are hard-working people.
For me this is the perfect place to relax or to work. There are many cafes and warungs nearby. I recommend Joglo Organik – amazing view, silence, cheap food and beverages, good wifi.
I have been twice to Tegalalang Rice Terraces. The view is wonderful, too, I liked it, but it is more of a touristic place. For me a great experience was swinging while seeing all that beauty from above.
When I will come again to Ubud for sure I will choose a place close to the rice fields and try to avoid as much as I can the downtown chaos.
Below you can see some pictures, enjoy! 🙂