July 26, 2013

Pioneer in Paradise // Part 3

Kilian Garland’s Travel Journal from Bali!

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Sundance Beach Pioneer Kilian Garland chilling in Bali’s Sacred Monkey Forest.

Part 3 – Relaxing in UBUD

After a day or two of small waves, Cat and I made the decision to take in some more cultural sites and headed inland to the mountains of Ubud. There were lots of items on our must see list including an elephant ride, exploring the Sacred Monkey Forest, tasting the local coffee, and hitting a couple yoga classes at the Yoga Barn. We spent a total of three days in Ubud site seeing, eating at organic restaurants, haggling with locals while shopping at the Ubud market, and enjoying the cooler temperatures that the trees and river brought to the area. I must say, it was nice to take a break from the beach and immerse myself in a different part of Bali. Enjoy these photos from our time in that magical place!

Cat scoping out a huge koi pond at the Holy Spring Temple.
Blessing myself with the holy water at the Holy Spring Temple.
Blessing myself with the holy water at the Holy Spring Temple.
Local Balinese children on summer break from school.
Local Balinese children on summer break from school.
Our elephant Borris and us at the Taro Elephant Park.
Our elephant Borris at the Taro Elephant Park.
Strolling through the jungle atop of Borris the elephant.
Strolling through the jungle atop of Borris the elephant.
The Sacred Monkey Forest was decorated with plenty of these amazing statues!
The Sacred Monkey Forest was decorated with plenty of these amazing statues!
I was a hot spot for the monkeys after I purchased some bananas.
I was a hot spot for the monkeys after I purchased some bananas.
There are thousands of monkeys in the forest, this was just one small family out of that.
There are thousands of monkeys in the forest, this was just one small family.
Monkey babies everywhere!
Monkey babies everywhere! This little guy was especially cute.
Tasting the different varieties of coffee at a local coffee plantation.
Tasting the different varieties of coffee at a local coffee plantation.
Our view while eating lunch! Amazing!
Our view while eating lunch! Amazing!
Bali's famous rice patties!
Bali’s famous rice patties!
I was happy to catch a traditional Balinese dance show!
I was happy to catch a traditional Balinese dance show. Each eye and finger movement by the dancers has an ancient meaning!
Caterina in front of the Ubud Palace.
Caterina in front of the Ubud Palace.

Stay tuned for Part 4 of Kilian’s Travel Journal – The Oakley Pro Bali! Coming Soon!

Check out Kilian’s earlier entries from his Bali Travel Journal.

Part 1 – Greetings From Bali

Part 2 – The Bukit

 

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