Ubud, the Holistic Healing Center of Bali

Bali is one of the more than 13,000 islands of Indonesia. We decided to spend 10 days in the cultural and holistic healing center of the island, Ubud. The town was originally an important source of medicinal herbs and plants so it was named after the Balinese word ubad, which means medicine.

We arrived during one of the most important religious ceremonies in the country, Galungan. It is said that the spirits of deceased relatives who have died and been cremated return to visit their former homes, and the current inhabitants have a responsibility to be hospitable through prayers and offerings. It was nice to see the decoration and happy people in the streets celebrating. It actually felt a little auspicious because we arrived on the first day and left on the last!

Beautiful lotus pond in front of a temple

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Kids celebrating Galungan
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Our “backyard”
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Outdoors in Ubud
We tried several healthy vegetarian and raw food restaurants and spent a lot of time reading and enjoying the beautiful surrounding
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We loved Bali so much that we plan to go back very soon…

Home Away From Home in Thailand

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Nowadays, you can find pretty much anything on the internet including great deals on housing. We are using airbnb to search for places to stay and found this gorgeous two-floor small apartment within a Spa in northern Thailand for less than 30 USD/per night. In the picture above you can see the roof (the one of the far right) of our current home.

The benefits of staying within a Spa are many as you can imagine but we enjoy the most being able to have a delicious healthy meal outdoors in the restaurant while we plan our next destination.

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Another benefit that we are enjoying tremendously is that we are far away from major cities and within walking distance we can visit villages and watch the local farmers while they plant the rice fields.

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Finally, waking up with an amazing view is a priceless experience. Our bedroom view in the mornings in pictured below.

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