Bali Escapade – Part I

Here we go again, another adventure, another travelogue. Hope it doesn’t bore you.

We did so many things in Bali and at the same time missed out a lot of things too. Well, there is always next time, right?

It didn’t start very well on the first day, our flight was delayed by an hour, and by the time we reached there, it was already quite late. And thanks for the recent virus outbreak, we made fun of ourselves by wearing face masks and at the same time almost suffocating ourselves.

We finally got in touch with our guide for the next three days. He’s Agung Dumadi (Bagus) and he was replacing the original Agung Dena ( because the latter was still recovering from sickness. Poor him.

Anyway, we managed to reach our hotel, Febri’s Hotel and Spa and much to our surprise, the room is quite nice. Family type, fit for four, clean and quiet. Perfect. FYI, if you are looking for hotel, try this. It’s near (about 10 minutes walk) to Kuta Square and it’s quiet at night.

Febri's Hotel & Spa
Family suite, fit for four or five, value for money

Febri's Hotel & Spa

We took our late dinner nearby and went back for some rest after a long day.


We were up the next morning feeling fresh, but the weather wasn’t kind enough. We had our very first breakfast in Bali and it was good. Yeah!

Cheers to great breakfast!

Our first destination of the day was Sukawati Art Market located at Sukawati… duh! It was drizzling by the time we got there, but nothing stopped us from walking around. Perhaps it was still early, the place looked a bit deserted. Nobody come so early for shopping lar…

We managed to sample some local food too.. bakso and sate ayam.


Sate ayam

Sukawati Art Market
Look at their silly faces

In the end, we bought few stuffs but it wasn’t the best “performance” from us as we were not fully prepared for shopping yet!

Next stop was Ubud where we had lunch at Ibu Oka Babi Guling. The place was so packed that we had to wait for 10 minutes before getting our seats. The food was nice, not overrated, plus it’s cheap!

Babi Guling @ Ibu Oka, Ubud
Ibu Oka, packed to the max

Babi Guling @ Ibu Oka, Ubud
Babi guling, seriously good

Bagus didn’t restrict our time, so we made our way to Ubud Palace which is just opposite the babi place. Ops, I mean the Ibu Oka place. We took few photos (but I don’t like the photos because of the overcast skies) and adjourned to the art market. Ubud art market is more expensive than Sukawati but the variety-wise, Ubud is better. So, it depends on what you want to buy.

Ubud Palace
Ubud Palace

We all look so tiny…

We strolled along the busy road, stopped by an expensive warung for tea, and then left Ubud for Tegalalang.

More on that in the next post!


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A travel addict and food junkie. When he is not traveling, he loves penning his thoughts on his latest adventures, whether food, places or anything that fascinates him. His travelogues often include intriguing photos that capture the moments as he believes a photo speaks thousand words.


  1. kennyAug 17, 09

    ur first day so short ah..??? LoL

    1. chleongAug 17, 09

      What you expect wo? Reached there 9-ish, checked-in already almost 11. Had supper at 11-ish. Back hotel already 12-ish. Sigh. If not for the delay, I guess we will have more time.. 🙂

  2. IvyAug 18, 09

    review back the time before we go bali.. many things like block us to go there.. Got boom lah.. Predicted tsunami… H1N1..luckily still going.. else will skip the most beautiful part during the trip..

    1. chleongAug 18, 09

      Then got someone threatened don’t want to go lar… not free lar… got meeting lar… no leave lar… haha… you know who is that someone ar?

  3. IvyAug 18, 09

    Yeah lclim.. but finally he is going… he wont regret on the decision he made…


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