Once we had checked in at the treehouse, we hired a driver to take us to Kuta, an hour's drive away.
Let's just say the short amount of time we spent there was more than enough.
|Not sure you want that...|
|Dinner in town though was excellent|
The next day, we spent most of the afternoon out and about back in Ubud, checking out its many galleries. Ubud, a town which has become known as the art hub of Bali, is almost just as big of a tourist spot as Kuta, without as striking of a gritty nightlife. The main strip that leads you into the city is lined with countless "art" souvenir shops, which all carry essentially the same items - kitschy, glittery, and undesirable bits and bobs. Nevertheless, the town itself has its beauty marks and is worth a visit if you're nearby. I was also a huge fan of a recurring style of painting showcased in the area: large-scale images of expansive landscapes or scenes done in miniature, minute details included. They were fascinating to look at.
|We were treated to a gamelan performance while we perused the art museum|
|The grounds were beautiful|
|Insane amount of detail|
|Bali brought out the flower child in Taylor|
|This was a little unnerving to read on our holiday|
|Would you believe she wasn't actually making a sound when I took this? Amazing.|
|Tay and Gins having a go|
|How gorgeous are these?|
|Tay and his four wives signed the guest book|
|"Merry Christmas and Happy House for Rent"|
We ended the day with dinner in a very cute restaurant on a quiet street.
|Always with the theatrics, this girl|
|Haa Emmers being fed by Taytay|
Beautiful evening skies as usual.
I think I'll wrap up Bali with one last post of our cooking class (highlight) and the Kecak dance performance (another highlight).. xo