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White Cow

White Cow

Bali cremation ceremony The big white cow was being made for the cremation of a holy man that had died in Ubud at the old age of 104 years. The fourth son, Ketut was in charge of organizing the production and invited me down to take a few photos. They had been working on it […]

Shopping for Export in Tegallalang

Shopping for Export in Tegallalang

Ubud – Tegallalang – shopping If you want to have some fun and see some really neat stuff for sale go to the shops in Tegallalang north of Ubud. The Balinese people have an artistic knack for making the most unusual pieces. The painters in particular come up with some outlandish stuff that really catches […]

Wood Carvings – Ida Bagus Gallery

Wood Carvings – Ida Bagus Gallery

Wood carvings Ubud – Ida Bagus A world famous wood carving gallery near Ubud is the Ida Bagus Marka with a gallery in Kemenuh. It is set up for tours and taxi drivers make it one of their stops but it really is worth a look. The quality of the carvings is exceptional and they […]

Buying bamboo windchimes wholesale

Buying bamboo windchimes wholesale

Buying bamboo windchimes wholesale for export. Heading out of Ubud on Jalan Raya Peliatan to the north you run into the wholesale district of Tegallalang. There are rows of shops selling carvings, wind chimes, mosiacs etc. There are many good deals along this road especially as you become familiar with doing business there. You can […]

Changing money to rupiah

Changing money to rupiah

Ubud – changing money – dollars to rupiah Ubud is more of a place to relax and chill, but some of the foreigners keep busy buying the local artwork and crafts and exporting them to their home countries. The Balinese have a natural artistic talent and their work is appreciated everywhere. Selling Balinese crafts can […]

Ganesha Bookshop Ubud

Ganesha Bookshop Ubud

Ganesha Bookshop On Jalan Raya, one of the main roads in Ubud there is a colorful bookstore that has a range of books from the paperbacks to books about Bali and Indonesian culture. It is at the intersection of Raya and Jembawan, the same road that one of the main post offices is located. There […]

Markets and wholesale buying tips Ubud

Markets and wholesale buying tips Ubud

Ubud marketplace Bali The market in Ubud is open from 10am till 5pm. There are loads of knick knacks you can get for souvenirs so you will always have something to sell if you have a garage sale after spring cleaning. But seriously, the vendors do have a bunch of neat little things for visitors […]

Bali Buddah Cafe

Bali Buddah Cafe

Ubud – Bali Buddha Cafe If you like bagels with cream cheese and coffee in the morning this is a comfortable little restaurant with a new age vibe. There are lots of baked breads, bagels, and other goodies on the lower level for take out. They have some good coffee but it is expensive for […]

Ubud – Monkey Forest

Ubud – Monkey Forest

Ubud – Monkey Forest Hindu ceremonies are often held at the temple to the monkey god, tucked away in a small forest of banyon trees and vines in Ubud. The monkeys attract a lot of tourists so caretakers in green clothes keep order between them because the monkeys can be aggressive about finding food. The […]