December 05, 2012

I sometimes forgot to let my body catchup with my spirit, which was more than ready to venture through Bali when my body was not. I spent a good three days in a very simple rhythm of waking up, eating, reading, & sleeping. The town of Ubud is wonderful…full of incredible food, art, yoga, and an easy place to act as a decompression chamber from the US.

I met up a few friends from home, Mary and Pete, and we’ve ventured to the Gili islands, Gili Meno to be exact. Gili Meno is quiet, and pleasingly so. There are no cars, and you can walk the entire island in about 2-hours. The owner of the bungalow we’re staying at is named Hero, and expressed to us how all the fresh water is brought in by boat and their efforts to conserve it. All the water from the sinks and showers is recycled and used for the gardens and Hero asks that we use a special biodegradable soap that they specially make here. We gladly comply.   Straight out from the Bungalows are beautiful coral reefs and lively fish life where we spent the better part of an afternoon snorkeling through.

It’s quiet on this Island, and I’ll most likely make my way back to Ubud for a Conscious Dance festival over the weekend.  After that it’s up in the air…like most of this trip.

A few photos from this past week:

shot of espresso YogaBarn in Ubud - Bali, Indonesia
Cockfight on the outskirts of Ubud the feet of an elder rooster from Cockfight in Ubud Homestay in Ubud - Bali, Indonesia self portrait in ubud bali indonesia Taxi driver in Ubud Bali Indonesia
portrait in cafe bungalow on Gili Meno island IndonesiaSunset from beach bungalow on Gili Menocat in gili meno bungalowcat on gili meno island star watching on Gili Meno island with friends