We had heard that Ubud is known as the spiritual capital of Bali and that it had a lot of things to do and see around it. Unfortunately it is about 2 1/2 hours away from Villa Oscar so it made for a long day. We also wanted to get some photos of things we had passed by Thursday but it was to rainy/foggy to see. Getting anywhere from Villa Oscar requires driving on mountain roads that are very narrow, usually one lane, but two way traffic, and hairpin turns. Putu was a very good driver and I always felt safe with him. There is much beeping of car horns. It can be a warning that you are coming when going into a hairpin turn. It can be a warning to a motorcyclist coming up a side street. It can be a warning to on coming traffic where an aggressive driver is trying to pass someone else and is in your lane. It can be a warning to dogs and chickens to get off the road. Or maybe it just means hello to a friend! We stopped for mountain vistas - this time it was not raining, but still very foggy the higher you were in the mountains.
We passed through the flower growing area.
The orange ones in the last picture are marigolds. Next, views of Lake Buyan and Lake Tamblingan known as the twin lakes. As you can see the fog is just starting to burn off.
Next we pass by vegetable growing areas. The people in the first photo are harvesting spring onions. In the lower pictures they are spraying pesticides. And yes, I was surprised at this. There are places that specialize in organic - so that movement has started here as well.
The last two shots are a few of the decorations that were at the floor of the building.
Next we went a little out of town to the Goa Gajah or the elephant cave temple. It was nice but not near as exciting as I thought it would be for all the hype.