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Weekend in Ubud

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It’s not like it’s a big difference between weekdays and weekends for us. But we do try to separate the two, if not just for fun. Since the Acro yoga classes are on Saturday and Sundays we even sleep in on these days. We didn’t get up until 8:30 this morning. By then it’s really bright and with sounds of all the birds, grasshoppers, dogs and motorbikes.
When we then leave to go to the store to buy some milk for breakfast, the town is bustling and shops are open. There are no differences between weekdays and weekends if you are local. That’s a privileged held by the tourists.

Breakfast fruits

Breakfast fruits

We have restructured breakfast so we more easily can control the food intake. We get served nice food here, but they enjoy their oils and deep fries a lot of things. This morning we asked for just some fruits, as we eat wheatbeex and granolas. Take a look at the picture of the amount of fruits we received. The plate with the brown stuff is deep fried banana. Fantastic in taste, but as we all know – once on the lips, forever on the hips.
Saturday we sent back another two parcels. One with the Canon camera. I know this sounds like blaspheme to all our photo-friends, but in all honesty: It was not in use. All the pictures presented on this blog (minus a really few) has been taken with iPhones or GoPro cam. Since these are so much easier to bring along, that is what happens. So we sent that one back along with with the sleeping bags (which we loved having when climbing Mt. Rinjani), some electronics we have not been using and some of Katja’s hair products. All in all we sent back another 5.5 kg. Less weight to carry, less to pack and less to worry about. ๐Ÿ™‚
And I have to mention the post office again. The people working there are just great. They are service minded, polite, smiling and trying their best at speaking English. We talked to them a day ahead of our shipping, and we’re told just to show up with our goods. They would help us pack. And they did. With utmost care all our belongings where wrapped in bubble plastic and re-use of shredded paper. All while we sat and watched, and were constantly checked with if we thought it was “OK”. It cost us a total of 100$ to send these to packets back home. One, the camera, by plane, the rest on a boat. We just love Pos Indonesia!
We are walkers. We have been walkers for some time, and it is no change here. So after dinner at our favorite Warung, where we again had the rendang (which is less and less spicy every time) we set out for a walk. We have now mapped most of the streets here in central Ubud, and can navigate around quite easily. I guess this frustrate the hell out of all the taxi drivers who offers their services every 20 meters. Look out for a post on that topic.

Just a normal site when walking around

Just a normal site when walking around

Katja in front of our favorite Warung

Katja in front of our favorite Warung

Roundabout in Ubud

Roundabout in Ubud

It’s now Sunday morning and we are just relaxing. We might do som Kali drills afterwards, and then there is vegetarian lunch buffet at the Yoga Barn 12:30 and Acro yoga at 14:00. If we feel for it we will also do a Vinyasa flow at 16:00 today. This is a step up in difficulty, and I struggled HARD when we did it the first time. But if I want to get better I have to challenge myself and work on the hard stuff. Maybe I’ll let you know how it went. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Author: arnber

Humongen! The big guy! The man, the myth, the legend! And then theres' me. The nice guy in the house. The man without cooking skills, but with five stars on the Playstation. Boss at work, relaxed at home. What you see is what you get. Life is good. I choose it to be.

2 thoughts on “Weekend in Ubud

  1. Just arrived at Chateau Moncla. +24 and sunny, and the pool is still great. In the Village, would you believe it, there is a Parrot Festival! So it goes. More later.

    • Great to hear things are will, Ben. What on earth does a Parrot festival bring? Exhibitions? Sales?
      Enjoy your time in France. ๐Ÿ™‚

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