Ubud Around The Street
Ubud, a town in central Bali, has managed to sidestep both Bali’s tourist-sprawl and five-star spa resorts, and attract visitors without losing its soul. Nestled inland among verdant rice paddies, this hip little town has attracted European artists since the 1930s, and that bohemian imprint remains in its idiosyncratic bars, galleries, shops, restaurants and guesthouses. It is famous as an arts and crafts hub, and much of the town and nearby villages seems to consist of artists’ workshops and galleries. There are some remarkable architectural and other sights to be found, and a general feeling of well being to be enjoyed, all thanks to the spirit, surroundings, and climate of the place.