Welcome to Ubud, Bali. Probably the most well known city in the entire country of Indonesia. I flew into Bali after leaving the busy streets of Hanoi, Vietnam, so the calm was the first thing I noticed. I didn’t leave my airbnb for the first 48 hours or so of arriving in Ubud. Why? Well my local host was just too sweet. He was over eighty years old and he was born in Ubud! He spent hours telling me about the history of Ubud, showing me his temple, and sharing Balinese culture. The number one thing he told me to remember was that Bali is a very spiritual place. He said, it’s always been that way. “We believe in Karma. Do good and good will come to you.” This gave me a really unique view of the city before diving into the “touristy things”. .
I remember the day I arrived at this waterfall. I hopped on the back of a motorbike(GoJEK- like Uber for bikes) and I just allowed the wind to blow against my face. I was doing my best to take in every single moment, remembering that the only moment we have is NOW. I actually didn’t expect to jump into the waterfall, but then I met @seanleedavies
who prompted me to jump in. As I said, I didn’t expect to get in but I’m so glad I did. We were the only people who actually swam in the water(which is why nobody is in the shot). I felt such a rush and I remembered “there’s no better time than now”. What are your impressions of Ubud, or Bali in general?