28 January 2013

Ubud, Bali

After all the ordeals in Bali, we are now safely back on Koh Phangan. Have been for over a week now, in fact, but I've lazed around with the blogging, since there isn't really that much to tell. We went there, got sick and got back home. Well, not exactly, I did have a chance to do some shopping and one yoga class and we did go and see the silhouette of Gunung Agung mountain. And there were of course the necessary massages plus a two-hour pampering for me, complete with a massage, a peeling and a moisturizing treatment. Bliss!

So yeah, that was pretty much the extent of our trip. In Kuala Lumpur we went to see the Hobbit in a traditionally ice-cold cinema (we never remember to take enough clothes with us...) and I went yarn shopping (more of that here in case someone's interested). And we took plenty of showers in the lovely Furama hotel. Oh man, the shower! And the bed with the perfect pillows! That was easily the best part of the trip. No, seriously, it was.

But enough of the banter. Here's some photos. Enjoy :)

The first night at a somewhat swanky (and way too expensive) hotel

Our favourite café, the Art Café.

All sorts of beautiful stuff for sale
Even the leaves get eaten gracefully in Ubud

Ubud Market

Another fave cafe, the Juice Ja Café

The mountain, or what was visible of it that day

The rice paddy loveliness
Oh, and did you already hear the news: we'll be coming back to Berlin 3 weeks earlier than planned. The reason is plain old homesickness plus the fact that March in Berlin has usually been pretty tolerable what comes to the weather. So Berlin, get ready, we'll be there in approximately 5 weeks. Yay!

7 January 2013

Clouds in the sky

Holiday, yay! Bali is great and Ubud a place of beauty, just like last time. The weather, though, is not playing along, but going on with it's rainy season schedule. So, gray skies, wind, torrentous downpour. But I'm not complaining, there're always spas, cafes and restaurants to go take shelter from the rain.

What has disturbed the holiday mood more is that S got a severe case of some kind of stomach bug (food poisoning? gastroentritis? who knows...) and we ended up staying on a small clinic for the night, him with a drip in his arm, me reading The Help. The staff took good care of us and now we're already recovering from the ordeal back at the nice little homestay we're booked into. All seems to be well now, the meds and food are staying in, so no reason to worry anymore, pheew. And there are still plenty of days left before the holiday ends. So fingers crossed that we get to spend the rest of our stay in here in somewhat healthier state! Wish us luck...