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My Mama’s in Bali!
November 4, 2010, 12:29 pm
Filed under: Indonesia, Pictures Post

Surprise! My Mama came to Bali! This is the first time someone in my family has come traveling with ME on my adventures, and it’s a big deal for me. Mom came for 7 days to experience the wonders of Bali with me, and I am so happy that she is here!

I picked my Mama up at the airport yesterday (she was quite dazed from her 40 hour journey from Florida to Bali), and we journeyed back to Ubud, the cultural and artistic center of Bali. We are staying in an absolutely gorgeous hotel- the best part? They give us fresh fruit every single day, and we get to try all kinds of delicious local delicacies.

After I forced my Mom to stay up until 8 PM last night to get over the jet lag, we woke up early this morning incredibly refreshed and ready for the day. In the morning, we went to this gorgeous house overlooking a gorge full of greenery, for our raw food preparation class. My Mom is really into raw food, and I found a raw food cafe while in Ubud. I asked the owner if she knew of any raw food classes we could take, and she threw one together for us! It was AMAZING. I had never known raw food could taste SO delicious, and it is AMAZINGLY good for you. So worth the lesson, and Mom and I had a wonderful time.

In the afternoon, we wandered about the main area of Ubud, full of tiny shops and temples. We especially enjoyed the Ubud Monkey Temple, and stopping by Cafe Soma (the raw food cafe) for a peanut butter and chocolate shake (only the must nutritious ingredients, of course).

It was a really relaxing day, and a great introduction to Bali. And so I present to you, Day 1 of Bali: Ubud.


Mama in the morning

The absolutely GORGEOUS hotel we are staying at!

Ubud, Bali

Inside the house of our raw food preparation class

Cacao Nuts

Rachel, our amazing raw food specialist, showing us how to make raw pasta from zucchini picked fresh from the garden that morning.

Raw pesto sauce with zucchini noodles

Raw pizza

The crackers were made in a dehydrator, and there’s raw cashew nut cheese and all kinds of yummy marinated vegetables.

Zucchini pasta. Absolutely DELICIOUS.

Raw pizza with a salad with citrus coconut dressing. Unbelievably amazing.

Dessert: Raw lavender chocolate. Amazing. Mom and I were so contently full by this time!

Around Ubud- one of the Hindu temples. These are all offerings.

The Ubud market

Ubud Monkey Temple

Inside the Monkey Temple

My Mama!

The end of our adventures for the day!

Stay tuned for Day 2, which was even more adventurous!

Much love,


6 Comments so far
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What wonderful pictures. I’m envious. Have a blast together.

Comment by 'Cle Dookey

We went ape over this wonderful visit. As the say in Indonesian, gambar bagus! Pengaturan indah! cantik Mama!

Comment by GB AND MUZZY

Great pictures Brit! Although we miss you both, we know that you’re having a great time! Love you!
Katie and Siobhan

Comment by Siobhan

Amazing!! Have a wonderful time!!!!
Auntie Deb ***

Comment by Auntie Deb

What gorgeous pictures! I wish we were all there with you! Have a great time – Hugs from all of us.

Comment by Jami McKeon

Just checking out the blog and all your wonderful comments and pictures…I miss it, but mostly i miss you!! We can’t wait to have you back home again! Enjoy your reunion in Thailand!!

Comment by Bonnie Boroian

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