Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Summer redux: Snaps from Ubud











We moved from the early morning muezzin calls and pre-Ramadan celebrations on the island of Java to Bali,  where daily rituals are steeped in Hindu culture. A few reasons why I loved Ubud:
  • Hindu culture and art in the daily offerings, which can be found lining the sidewalks
  • Frangipani flowers everywhere - dotted on the sidewalks, on the bed linens, everywhere!
  • Morning cups of tea with a view of the rice paddies and the family shrines below
  • Soursop and cinnamon jam on crepes (so good)
  • The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary (more on that later) and runaway monkeys
And most importantly, Ethan proposed while we were in Ubud, with a ring his late grandfather gave to his grandmother!  I was all tears.  

13 comments:

  1. what beautiful photos. i LOVE ubud. i went there with my parents a few years ago when they were living in singapore and it was my favorite place we traveled too - the monkey sanctuary especially!!

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  2. Congratulations to you both!

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  3. I'm bursting with joy for you! Big hugs from Sponnie & Stella.

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  5. Thanks, everyone! We're super excited!

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  7. Wow, congrats! Bali is one of my most favorite places of all...I'll be there next month for 2 weeks and I can't wait!

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    1. I'm super jealous, Jennifer. Enjoy!

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  8. Yay congratulations! I am so happy for you both!

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