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The Rama Phala Resort & Spa

Rama Phala Resort & Spa is a pretty little resort located right near the yoga barn – ideal for those who have come to Ubud to escape the rat race – whether its their busy life back home or the craziness of Kuta. The hotel itself is set in lovely, landscaped gardens and the decor is in traditional Balinese style, the rooms ...

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Goa Gajah – The Elephant Cave

If yoga and vegan food become all too much during a stay in Ubud, the surrounding countryside is scattered with a number of attractions to occupy your time. Goa Gajah, or the Elephant Cave is located in the village of Bedulu, about 2km south-east of Ubud.  The centre-piece is undoubtably the ornately carved entrance to the cave, dating back to ...

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Clear Cafe – Ubud, Bali

People from all over the world converge on Ubud, in the lush, green centre of Indonesia’s island of Bali for rest, rejuvenation and healing. It is a arguably a global hub for new age, alternative health, yoga-practicing fanatics (Yes I’ll admit I’m prone to some super-food smoothies, a yoga class or two and maybe some crystal healing) And after all ...

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Quad biking in Ubud

Well, I did say before we left on our latest trip to Bali that this time we would do a bike ride while in Ubud… Of course I was picturing a leisurely  cycle through the rice paddies….. What I got was an off road quad biking adventure. Nothing like disturbing the peaceful, fresh mountain air tranquility of  the Balinese countryside ...

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Cat Poo Coffee Anyone?

While this is primarily a trip about relaxing, we are rarely a couple to sit around and do nothing for too long and after a week or so we tend to find relaxing, not so relaxing. Not being our first trip to Bali, we’ve already seen many of the typical highlights – Tanah Lot, Uluwatu, Mt Batur, The Monkey Forest, ...

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Silence is Golden

The sound of silence… No horns beeping… No bustle of the morning markets… No local shopkeepers shouting to each other as they open for the days tourist trade….. No men shouting “Taxi” or “Transport” to tourists wandering the streets. In fact no tourists. At least not on the streets of Bali. Not today. Today is Nyepi. Nyepi is arguably the ...

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Eat, Pray, Love…Really?

The pre-holiday holiday is about letting go of work, our day to day lives and recharging, in preparation for the big adventure, which is what has led us to Ubud in the first place. Ubud seems to have become the mecca for Yoga acolytes and alternative health types from all over the world as well as those on a “journey ...

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