Waking early to the sound of the cockerel in our beautiful new home, we soon began to enjoy the relaxed pace of life in Penestanan on the outskirts of Ubud in Bali. Intimate visits with our host family to local temples, traditional community street theatre and the insatiable beauty of the surrounding countryside were real highlights our time there, but amongst all of the beauty and traditions, we discovered that Bali has a dangerous cancer that’s growing from the inside out.
In this short blog, we offer a few simple tips on how to find a place to stay in Ubud. Bali really is a special place, full of jaw dropping scenery, energetic culture and traditions that have stood the test of time. We took some time out from our travels to live in Penestanan, a few kilometres west of central Ubud in April 2012 in a beautiful, traditional Balinese house.
For three weeks in April 2013, we lived in a wonderful detached house in Penestanan, in the suburbs around Ubud in Bali. Located down a quiet road in a local area, away from the hussle and bussle of central Ubud, we found ourselves surrounded by peace and tranquility and were able to relax from the rigours of travel, get some work done and enjoy an authentic Balinese lifestyle.