It was the last day we stayed at Ayu Beach Inn. I had planned for the next stay at Ubud. We had our breakfast at the cafe and hubby took few pictures of the Inn. It was a nice place to stay, clean, quite cheap and very near to the beach. I heard few tourists stayed for weeks or months there. Here are few pictures of the Inn.
Ayu Beach Inn : From the inside of the room, the pool at the cafe and from outside of our room
The pool in front and the Inn's compund... My crocodile hunter posing before we leave Kuta
For the day, we had actually made a mistake. The driver of the Inn offered to send us to Ubud and stopped at few attractive places for IDR300,000. He promised that he will wait until we found a place to stay at Ubud. We took the offer where later we realised it should be cheaper. To any travellers to Bali, there are many travel agent offering services like this. So ask around and take the best offer. So back to the journey, we stopped at 3 places, the first one at the batik village, could not remember the village's name. The batik's are sold in USD, very expensive. The next stop was kampung celuk, famous for its silver. We stopped at one of the shops, if you wanna buy something, please bargain. They also had a very wide selection of old keris. The last stop was Batu Bulan, the village which is famous for its stone carving. The carving was a bit spooky for me.
The scenery taken from the van, at the batik factory and kampung celuk.
Keris at kampung celuk and stone carving at Batu Bulan
Just before noon we arrived at Ubud, a small town in the middle of Bali. A very quiet place and tourist just love to be there to rest. We stopped at few nice hotels where the price was quite good but we just want something very simple and cheaper. I read about Sania's house a try to look out for it. It is situated at a very small alley but the place is very beautiful. Again we paid IDR150,000 per night to stay there. We paid for 2 nights. Our room had a queen bed and a single bed. The toilet was with hot water as Ubud could be very cold at times. The staffs are very friendly especially Wayan. Tea will be serve in a flask at your room. We took our nap as soon as we checked in.
Inside of the room and the tea.
We took a walk that afternoon while hunting for halal food. We found a small restaurant nearby and ate. After that we went to Pasar Ubud. Lots of souvenir could be found here and people claims that it was the best place to shop for souvenirs but we found out we could find souvenirs somewhere else. We took a dip at the pool that evening and the water was cold!! We had fun relaxing in the pool. Ubud is a town that sleeps quite early. Nothing much to do at night except few traditional dance show. We ate instant noodle that night as halal restaurant is quite far.
Streets of Ubud
Our lunch that day!!
Kids parading on promoting a new restaurant and Pasar Ubud
the night walk... The theater for traditional dances (IDR80,000) and the makciks...