Bali Idyll


As we were climbing the hill out of Ubud and past the pura, the landscape opened up and (I know this sounds cloying, but) I almost started to cry. The walk Jeff and I took today through the villages surrounding Ubud was one of the most beautiful I have ever experienced. Bali opened up in a way that was sweet and natural, and suddenly I understood what it is about this place that makes so many people (like my friend Marites) find it so alluring.