So we had a meeting set for last Friday to meet Lily and Nina from the Ubud Writer’s Festival, in the beautiful township of Ubud, which is home to the Monkey Forest and the King’s Palace and is a huge artists community.
So we biked it up to Ubud. About 32kms and approx 42 mins according to Google maps. According to Lifeintherealworld maps, however, it took about 2 hrs to get there. One thing about Bali, “all roads lead to Ubud”…except the one we were on. We knew we were on the wrong road after passing the sign that read…You are now leaving Kansas and I knew then, we weren’t in Kansas no more.
Fortunately, we got back on the right road and made it into Ubud only to discover the street we needed to go down, was blocked off for a ceremony. Like rats sniffing out cheese in a maze, we had to meander our way through the labyrinth of streets to finally arrive at the UWF Head Office, which coincidentally, smelled of cheese? Maybe not.
Our meeting went well, we’ve been asked to run an event in Kerobokan and another possible event in Jimbaran Bay, as well as a few MC-ing gigs that might be required. So that will be fun. We lunched next door with beautiful views of the hills overlooking a large swimming pool before another ball breaking ride back home.