For our first day off, a bunch of the girls did a day trip to Ubud, the spiritual and cultural center of Bali. It's only a little over an hour away, so with our trusty driver Putu, we headed off for a fun day of eating and shopping in the market.
With some of my new friends at lunch: Tania and Karine
lunch of spiced fish wrapped in banana leaves, beans, and yellow rice with coconut chutney...Mmmmmm
at the market
sooooo tempted to add this cute little teapot to my collection
decorative door handles
lots of natural oils for sale
view of the street outside of the market
carving on a temple
gamelan practice outside of the palace
photo opp. with Karine, Marianne, and Sally
FYI Balinese wine is not the greatest
The next day is just a rest day to catch up on some studying and get to the beach to mentally prepare for another intense week.