Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Ubud: Far from the madding crowds in Bali

Must confess it was only after reading Eat, Love, Pray that I set my heart on Ubud. For sheer ignorance , I knew nothing beyond Bali in Indonesia. So, it was Elizabeth Gilbert who introduced me to this tiny district in Bali.
Away from the maddening crowd of bikini and skimpy sarong-clad tourists of Bali, Ubud is different. Being the centre of art and culture, it draws a different kind of tourist. The types who have some inclination for art even if they aren’t real connoisseurs .

Besides, it’s quieter and charming . On the streets, you’ll find pretty Balinese women in their traditional gear going about their daily routine. For all who care, Ubud is the soul of Indonesia while Bali can pass off as the flesh/body of Indonesia.

Full article from The Economic Times

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