Last month we spent a lovely relaxing week in Ubud. Surprisingly we found that the rhythm of slothing, a desultory swim or two, room service and a gentle trip into town in the late afternoon suited us very well.
But perhaps the thing that stuck us most was the gentle friendliness of the Balinese - everyone we encountered was polite, kind and seemed genuinely happy. None of the impatient grumpiness that you can find any time here.
I must post on the amazing Threads of Life Gallery too - a wonderful textile and fibre fair trade based enterprise that is focused on preserving and encouraging the beautiful traditional textiles of the Indonesian archipelago.