When I landed in Ubud I was hit by the heat, nobody could have braced me for that moment. I remember stepping out from the airport and feeling the sun beam on my face. It was a pleasant slap in the face because it meant I arrived. I was so happy at that moment, I remember smiling but being slightly overwhelmed. As soon as you get out the airport be prepared to be hounded by many people, the airport entrance is filled with drivers and activity planners trying to sell as much as they can to tourists that arrive. The morning after I was blessed to see Bali in all its glory. The views were absolutely tremendous, it’s so hard to describe in one sentence. I truly felt like I was one with nature. The next couple of days I indulged in a Balinese spa treatments, ate some of the most favourable food I’ve ever eaten and visited some of most beautiful places in Ubud.
One of my favourite and most loathed thing about Ubud was the animals (this includes insects). I visited the Monkey Forest, which was as amazing as they say. If you are in Ubud make sure you go to the monkey forest and watch the monkeys just be. It was so interesting to watch them be playful, steal people's water bottles and eat fleas off each other. It was really fun and exciting to watch and be so close to what could be considered as wild monkeys. Then I went to see Elephants! I went to Elephant Park and Lodge, where I saw all kinds of elephants and was in awe of all of them. They are so intelligent, calm and loving animals, it was truly tremendous how they interact with human beings. I was very apprehensive at first because they were intimidating but they made me feel comfortable almost instantly. I got to talk to them, wash them and feed them. I was an experience I will always cherish and will be doing again next time I visit Ubud.