The sounds of a morning in Ubud consist of birdsong, rooster calls, and the soft mutter of mopeds in the distance. I decided to start my day with Yoga, and it was beautiful seeing the day wake up with me.
I went for breakfast in a place called Kafe. Guys, it was the bomb digs. I’ve not come across macrobiotic options in Wellington before, but considering it’s based on an asian dietary principles, it’s a popular menu item around these parts! Macrobiotic living seems to be more a way of life rather than a diet, as it includes also the spiritual part of living; teaches us to see the bigger picture and to consider the ups and downs in life as gifts given to us in order to become better beings. I’ve found more info here, and it’s similar to how I live as a wholefood vegan. It’s also worth noting that the Anti-Oxidant Shake (raw cashew, organic raw caco, flax seed, oat, banana and virgin coconut oil) damn near blew my mind. Hat’s off to you, Kafe!
Yesterday, I received a message from a friend I know in Wellington, It turned out that she was in Ubud for one more day and we had to meet up :)!! It was such a great feeling to catch up with her here. We went for the the Campuhan Ridge Walk. It’s a track that goes along the Rice fields, and to be away from the bustle of inner city Ubud was lovely. There are organic cafe’s dotted along the way; offering food, cold drinks, and a place to stop and marvel at the surroundings.
Another helpful tidbit I learned was that the clock on my phone has been an hour wrong this whole time. It barely mattered as I’ve no sense of schedule or have needed to know what day of the week it was… but turning up early to dinner that was an hour away was funny. I finished the day at Warung Laba-Laba with more friends from home (it’s like I haven’t left NZ really), who were finishing up their 4months of travelling for a relaxing stop in Bali before flying home. Really lovely times with beautifully genuine people.
So happy to have caught up with them.
Good night x