Tag: ubud

  • Ubud’s Monkey Forest

    Ubud’s Monkey Forest

    In the heart of Ubud, Bali, a group of Macaque Monkeys lives in the sacred monkey forest. More on the Monkey Forest from MonkeyForestUbud.com: The Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal is owned by the village of Padangtegal. Village members serve on the Sacred Monkey Forest’s governing council (The Padangtegal Wenara Wana Foundation). The Padangtegal Wenara…

  • Relaxing in Ubud, Bali

    Relaxing in Ubud, Bali

    While exploring Bali, I spent a good amount of time in Ubud. My now good friend Jessica graciously hosted me at her amazingly nice house just north of Ubud, and between her and a bunch of other friends, I had a great time hanging out for a few weeks. A few pics from Ubud. Tasty…

  • Balinese Wedding Prep: Pig Slaughter

    Balinese Wedding Prep: Pig Slaughter

    Balinese weddings are a big celebration, and part of that celebration is food. During my time staying in Ubud, Bali with Jessica, my neighbors started preparations for a wedding just down the street. A few pics: Preparation starts in the afternoon, with the selection of two pigs, totaling 100kg. The pigs are hog tied and…

  • Preparing for the Silence at Bali’s Tawur Kesanga Festival

    Preparing for the Silence at Bali’s Tawur Kesanga Festival

    My first day in Ubud, Bali was certainly exciting. After flying back from Yogyakarta with Jessica, Cynthia, Anna, and Alisa, we immediately headed into the center of Ubud for the traditional Balinese Tawur Kesanga Festival. A little background.. From Expat.or.id: The day before Nyepi is known as Tawur Kesanga or Pengerupuk and is the day…