May 1st 2016 (Ubud and Chiang Mai)

The last of Ubud!       We discovered this building along one of the rice paddy routes. It's been left half finished and some young locals have made it home. No electrics or running water. Occasionally, with eyes cast down, we passed the inhabitants using the nearby stream to do do laundry, wash themselves and sometimes as a toilet!      Our last dinner! Absolutely wonderful! The weirdest sign in the Chiang Mai arrivals lounge!    Even the frogs are

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April 24th 2016 (Ubud, Bali)

Our new abode for a few days. The garden is wonderful and so are the views!                           An equally amazing view from a friends house. With so much water around it's all so lush and green :) More sights from in and around Ubud          A very lucky escape from a falling coconut branch! A cicada - this is what makes those deafening sounds                 

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April 17th 2016 (Ubud, Bali)

We are staying right next to the rice paddies, so front row seats to learn how the new seedlings are planted out.       New found rice paddy walks                                The fresh coconuts are huge here! The fresh market - you have to be up early for this though       More sights from in and around town       We're getting good at steps! You guessed it! More walking!   

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April 10th 2016 (Ubud, Bali)

Good morning Ubud! Breakfast and a swim, followed by a walk through the rice paddies       Downward facing dogs......lazy dogs .....    ...and cute little cheeky dogs!    As you would imagine the town centre is full of interest    There are things to see in all directions, but keep at least one eye on the sidewalk!    In and around the local neighbourhood                      More rice paddy wonders!          Homemade

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Travel Blog: Week 47

Bali: Ubud - and back to Chiang Mai Week 47: 30.09.2013 - 06.10.2013 Monday:- I woke with very mixed feelings. Deciding to give up my round the world ticket had left me with a sense of relief but also some in trepidation - why? I've no idea as logically I knew I could always book a flight. I guess I was just out of my comfort zone. Gusti seemed happy to know I was staying - bless him, it meant the

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Travel Blog: Week 46

Bali: Ubud Week 46: 23.09.2013 - 29.09.2013 Monday:- This morning, having met two travellers yesterday, I pondered what I would do with the remaining time in Bali. I had a week. Gusti was a wealth of info and of course had some relation or other who would be able to assist me with any plan I might have. My room was booked by someone else in a couple of days so I would have to move out anyway. Seemed an opportune

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Travel Blog: Week 45

Bali: Ubud Week 45: 16.09.2013 - 22.09.2013 Monday:- The alarm went off at 5am - that's 4am Chiang Mai time. Having only got some sleep I felt tired but rested. Now to find the gate for my next flight. Airport rules....... I just don't get them - isn't it an x-ray machine?? Why do you have to take a laptop out of your bag and out of its case. I do try to keep calm during the whole security journey but

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