I go to Ubud as often as I can justify it. Normally I stay at the same place (and the same room) every time. It’s nice to have a little home there. I’m not saying which place it is, because it’s already busy enough, and I don’t want to risk having it being full when I just show up there unexpected. This time I decided to mix things up a little and stay out in the villages. I found Wayan Widyana’s homestay on Airbnb and it looked pretty much perfect. It was about a 15 minute motorbike drive from Ubud, so just a perfect distance to be able to escape from the busyness and traffic of town. I love my normal place, but waking up in a real Balinese home in the village was pretty perfect.
It also made it easier for exploring, and intruding on some guys building some kind of lions for their village cremation ceremony coming up. If you’re looking for somewhere around Ubud to stay, but don’t want to be too close to town, go check out Widyana’s place!
Oh, no… the oceany shots at the end have nothing to do with this homestay. I stayed with my buddy Erik in Jimbaran the night before I flew off, and we drove around the southern tip of the island and Uluwatu. The beaches there are so much nicer than any other I’ve seen on Bali!