A Walk on the Wild Side, Ubud, Bali

It’s easy to get off the beaten track in Ubud.  A Walk on the Wild Side, Ubud, Bali follows.


The Ridge, Ubud, Bali


Recently Murni and I took  two of our guests at Murni’s Houses for a walk on the wild side. It only took five minutes to be in the rice paddies and amongst the coconut and palm trees. It’s on our doorstep.


Coconut Tree


We got up at 7 am. It was already light and the temperature was wonderfully cool.  Wildlife and humans were stirring.


Snail, Ubud, Bali


We walked down the slope to the main road, crossed over and we were soon surrounded by a thousand shades of green.


Rice Paddy, The Ridge, Ubud, Bali


There were people going to work on their bicycles…


Cyclist, The Ridge, Ubud, Bali


and bicycles just waiting for the owners to take them for a spin.


Bicycle, The Ridge, Ubud, Bali


There were geometric shapes.


Banana Tree, The Ridge, Ubud, Bali



… and if you looked carefully new life was bursting forth.


New Life, Ubud, Bali


Wildflowers add a touch of colour to the overwhelming green backdrop.


Wildflower, The Ridge, Ubud, Bali


Works of art in the shape of rice paddies reflected the sky above and hard labour below, and centuries of it.


Rice Paddy, The Ridge, Ubud, Bali


After several hours we were back to the modern world of cars and motorbikes, but at least the first motortbike was green.


Motorbike, Ubud, Bali


There’s more about Rice in Secrets of Bali.


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