Our airbnb in central Ubud was located in Penenstan- a small village on the outskirts of Ubud (the bigger town). It was a two house villa on the property of a lovely Balinese family who took very good care of us!
This is the view from the front gate down towards the main road.
I took these pictures on another early morning run around the village where we stayed! there were more temples in bali than anywhere we've been. Literally every corner has one.
this is the path right out our front door!
and this is the entryway to our villa! the grounds were so lush and vibrant. there were papayas and bananas growing on the trees!!
there was also a little cafe called 'cafe vespa' on the corner of our little village. I had the best salmon, beet, feta, walnut, and avocado sandwich!! it was SO tasty. Balinese food was definitely the tastiest and most flavorful of all of our vacations!!
I don't know what I'm going to do after living in asia if we move somewhere dry and brown all of the time! these tropical locations are so beautiful!!
Saying goodby to our place was so sad! for our last day in Bali- we drove back down to southern Bali near the airport for some final shopping and one last stop at the beach!
we spent some time at Kuta beach- one of the most touristy- and were not impressed! too many people and rough water! luckily- it had a great market :)
and, of course, fabulous popsicles!!
we dropped my parents off at the airport late afternoon- and made one last stop at Jimbaran beach for seafood and an ocean sunset send off! we should have just gone to the airport!!
The beach was beautiful and the boys loved running around-
he's crying in this picture, too!!