Saturday, January 19, 2013

Ubud, Haven for Weary City Folks - PhotoHunt

PhotoHunt theme : Yellow/Haven

farmers working on a  padi field next to my holiday villa

We knew Ubud (Bali) was a beautiful place from the website, but it is far more beautiful than anything the website could show! Ubud is quiet, peaceful and beautiful.What a haven for weary city folks. We enjoyed our 4-day vacation immensely.

Because we waited until the last minute to plan this trip, we almost had to camp out after dinner but fortunately for us, there was a tiny villa left in Anini Raka Resort and Spa. It was built right in the middle of padi fields!

Our tiny villa


On a breezy evening, we enjoyed sipping our cocktails in a pavilion overlooking the padi fields, watching the sun glowing a bright yellow before it set behind a tall mountain.

The breathtakingly beautiful Pura Taman Kemuda Saraswati

Singapore City can easily become a bubble if you let it. Sometimes it takes a good road trip to remind you that there's life outside the city ..... and nature at that!


Beautiful sunset in Bali 




29 comments:

  1. Love the greenery there.

    Would love to visit Ubud someday. :)

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    1. Should visit Ubud, it's such a lovely place for a relaxing holiday. I miss the many quiet moments when I was reading a book beside the padi fields.

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  2. Nice pics that make it look like there are peaceful parts of Bali still! (I had visions more of a tourist-infested place... ;b)

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    1. There are quite a number of peaceful places in Bali. The beaches attract many tourists.

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  3. wow, this place is beautiful! love your tiny villa surrounded by greens. what a lovely place to rest and recharge.

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    1. Great place for a relaxing holiday surrounded by the greenery! Laze on the pavilion, read books and take naps.

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  4. What a beautiful place ! I even detected a little spot of yellow :) !

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    1. Yes, a truly beautiful place for a relaxing getaway. There were quite a lot of yellow flowers around but didn't managed to capture them.

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  5. Now, I would LOVE spending a vacation HERE. Beautiful.

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    1. I met many travellers from USA and Europe, some of them love this place so much, they stayed for months or years. :)

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  6. Beautiful photos! A dear friend of mine moved to Bali from Canada two years ago and just loves it. Very different from Canada both culturally, and in landscape. I would love to visit one day.

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  7. It sure look warmer then here it been super cold, about 14 below Celsius here in North Idaho.
    We do have sunshine!!!

    Coffee is on.

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  8. What a beautiful, peaceful place. I'd love to see it for myself, and unwind.

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  9. What a beautiful haven! That looks like a spot I would love to see.
    Happy Hunting ~

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  10. Beautiful shots and a great choice for the theme.

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  11. Fabulous place and post. I feel relaxed now! You are a wonderful blogger.


    Happy Aloha to YOU
    from Honolulu,
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  12. Oh my ECL this place is beautiful. But then again you always take us on a beautiful trip. Your photos are wonderful and I would love to visit someday!

    I hope you have a great week. ♥

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  13. what a beautiful and peaceful haven. the sunset is mesmerizing.

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  14. I hv been to Bali twice and yet I love to go there again. I went to Ubud this time last year for a day trip only to see the wood carvings and their lovely paintings. My next trip will definitely be to stay in one of these padi fields! Lovely pics u hv here.

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  15. Os campos de parecem belíssimos! Ótimas escolhas para o tema. Beijos!

    http://compiladodeideia.blogspot.com.br/2013/01/haven.html

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  16. Wow, so rural and quiet. It might take several days for city folks to get used to this tranquil life. :)

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  17. Good for you taking off on a roadtrip and taking a chance on where to stay. Love it! Beautiful spot.

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  18. Absolutely beautiful. I love the sunset shot, especially.

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  19. Never been to Bali but B has been here twice at least! :)

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  20. Love your small villa and that sunset looks pretty damn romantic! :)

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