Day 13: Around Ubud and Doreen’s arrival

Posted: June 10, 2010 in Cycle touring Mountain biking Bali, Indonesia 2006, 2008
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Friday May 19, 2006, 10 km (6 miles) – Total so far: 563 km (350 miles)

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Coleen’s sister Doreen who was working in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta flew to Bali/Ubud for the weekend to relieve Coleen from her supposedly exhausting cycle touring lifestyle. Try as hard as we did, it was difficult to find a large triple room without a swimming pool in Ubud, until I stumbled into an old, since 1991, favourite in Adi’s Cottages along Monkey Forest Road. Yes there is a sacred forest full of mschievious macaques at the end of this road. Adi’s published rates of $35 was knocked down to about $18, so it was a done deal for 2 nights.

The creambath was so relaxing that I walked 10 minutes back to our room before remembering that I had left my unlocked bike outside Milano’s Saloon. And unlike other places like Singapore, there was no panic nor sprinting to get back to the bike ASAP.


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