Off to Ubud, the cultural center of Bali and the yoga/meditation/spiritual healing capital of Indonesia. A refreshing change from Kuta, we’ve used the relaxing town as a base and have been all over the island within a few days. Trips to Lovina, countless temples, local hot springs, trekking to waterfalls, rice fields, cliff jumping, the Monkey Forest, a two hour moped ride through beautiful central Bali to Cantidasa, and much more have filled our time here, separated by quiet nights of drinking, some yoga, and cheap plates of Mei Goring and Nasi Campur loaded with spicy Sambal. One week in and our trip is in full swing, with only daily rain showers slowing us down. It may be a bit naive, but I could probably spend the next few years in Ubud and never care to look back - I surely wouldn’t be the first. We’ll chill for a few more days before heading to Surabaya, in East Java, to climb Mt. Bromo.