© 2010 J&K

Nacho Ordinary Day

Balinese seem to have taken to the saying “A little bit goes a long way” to the extreme. They aren’t joking when they say you should only put a bit of the spicy sauce on your food. It is the type of sauce that just by smelling it you know how hot it is. And boy do we love it!

But back to our adventures. Yesterday we had delicious Gaya gelato from Kafe and a tasty salad (almost forgot, pesto broccoli soup too! Do you know how amazing it is??? YUM!), followed by some good lemon cake at a different cafe with a breathtaking view of the rice paddies. In the evening we went to a dance show at the ARMA featuring the Peliatan Masters. They did numerous dances including the Legong, which involves two female dancers mirroring each other. Balinese dance is quite interesting in that much of the dance is in the hands and eyes of the dancers and very little is in their feet. You also have very powerful music playing (we may have lost some of our hearing) so it is quite an experience. We followed the dance by grabbing drinks to watch the Manchester United vs. Stoke City match, one that turned out to be quite exciting.

Today we spent time relaxing at Kafe with an herbal elixir and yogurt (no Bali belly but some aches so we thought it was wise to take some preventive actions). The yogurt was so good we are planning on it being lunch tomorrow. In the afternoon we started the hike to Petulu where thousands of herons fly every evening (and have done so since 1965!). It was awesome to see.

On the way back we found a food cart selling chicken sate and grabbed some. Oh my is it tasty! They mix up a peanut / teriyaki glaze inside banana leaves and smother the chicken in it. We also found a place called Mojo’s Flying Burrito’s, claiming Bali’s only California Mexican food, and we couldn’t help ourselves. A heaping plate of nachos later, we felt satisfied that they really deserved the claim (and found out the founders are from San Francisco, seems like a place you would have started Seth!).

On our way home we walked alongside hundreds of locals in a ceremony along the road. It was great to see a true, raw display of Ubud’s culture when so much of what you normally get to see is just a show for the tourists.

And now we are back at home relaxing, reading, and planning tomorrow’s adventures. We have had great weather the past two days and the rain is back tonight to help lull us to sleep. Funny thing is we can’t wait to wake up because breakfast is always so amazing (for example, Swedish pancakes that we think she said are made with tapioca – meaning they have the perfect bit of bounce to them). Basically, there is always something great to look forward to – whether food, a good book, or checking in to hear updates from your side of the world.

Signing off happy as ever (and well fed),

J&K

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