It sounds cheesy, but the village of Ubud in the island of Bali in Indonesia was very colorful and vibrant. The Balinese are very warm, welcoming, and happy to explain more about their culture and how they live anytime you ask.
Ubud is a small quiet village in the mountains that attracts many tourists each year who seek a quiet and quaint getaway. It is rich with rice paddies, fields, and terraces, so almost everywhere you turn you will see beautiful landscapes of rice paddies. A lot of the goods in the market cater to foreigners such as cultural and ethnic dresses, fabrics, paintings, masks, specifically made for foreigners to take home. The island uses their culture and religion to sell and cater to tourists for money. Continue reading
I finally met my cousin Jeng (short for Jenny) the day after Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana). We were covered in mud and spent the entire day cleaning our houses. She mentioned when things start to get… Continue reading