The kids all left (sigh), except Jonah and Aja who found had a lovely little night on their own in a little hotel in the middle of a rice field with Ezra. We moved over to our favorite hotel called Alam Jiwah (a sister hotel to the one where we all stayed). It is where we lived for a week about seven years ago while we were buying things to be shipped to our new “Balinese House” in Park City. Our faithful driver came every day and took us to find everything from tables, chairs and beds to candlesticks and Balinese benches to pile in our ocean container which was then sent to Utah.
So it was a little like going home. It is a gorgeous place that overlooks rice fields and farmers with a gaggle of ducks who eat the snails who would otherwise eat the rice.
Once again we were greeted by the spectacular carvings on all the doors and entrances to our outdoor shower. The gorgeous offerings as well as the peaceful ambiance just makes you breathe in, breathe out….and smile!
Even the beautiful patterns in the rock sidewalks and orchids growing out of the shower wall in our bathroom wall were a delight!
We bid a fond farewell to Ubud which now holds a plethora of memories through the years and we went on to Seminyak and one of our favorite restaurants, Ku de Ta. Even though it was 90 degrees and about 90 % humidity with no air conditioning we enjoyed a lovely lunch in the artistic surroundings.
Then we had a sumptuous serendipity! We discovered that our plane the next morning was not at 9:30 a.m. as we had thought but at 2;30 p.m.. Since we were pretty close to the airport, we found a great deal on a terrific hotel right next to the restaurant, one of our favorites, the same hotel chain where we had stayed in India many years ago called The Oberoi. We highly recommend it!
It was a relaxing treat before we hit the road for our speaking tour in Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore the next day. It was pure delight!
What a great Balinese finale!
A breakfast to die for:
What a perfect send-off….