Why Ubud, Bali needs to be on Your Travel List

If you are planning a trip to Bali, Indonesia, then Ubud needs to be added to the list of places that you are planning to visit. I had the pleasure of spending a week in this beautiful country, and fell in love with Ubud. The rich culture, the kind people, the food, the jungle and the peaceful air was an incredible experience. I stayed at the Viceroy in Ubud, which is in the middle of the jungle.

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I woke up to the peaceful sound of birds chirping, and fell asleep to the sound of crickets. The air was refreshing, and it was the most peaceful, beautiful setting. During the day, I visited the Saraswati Temple, a beautiful, ancient Hindu temple that is still attended daily by the locals.

Temples in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia- must see places
Saraswati Temples in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Hindu offerings at Saraswati Temple in Ubud Bali Indonesia
Hindu offerings at the Saraswati Temple in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Kate Stoltz at Hindu Temple in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Kate Stoltz at the Saraswati Hindu Temple in Ubud, Bali,

Breakfast at the Viceroy was fresh fruit from the jungle, fresh fresh ground coffee and local eggs.

Breakfast at viceroy in ubud bali indonesia
Breakfast at the Viceroy 
Travel in Ubud Bali, Indonesia
The view from the breakfast table

The rice fields are just as peaceful and beautiful as the temple and the hotel. The amount of labor that the farmers put into maintaining their rice fields is impressive. Each patty needs to have enough water, but not too much… The created the fields by hand and get up very early in the morning to maintain these fields.

The rice fields in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Kate Stoltz by the rice fields in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

I want to do yoga here every morning, then sip tea and listen to the birds..

Yoga mats by the rice fields in Ubud Bali in the jungle
Yoga mats by the rice fields in Ubud Bali in the jungle

The Hindu and Buddhist culture was everywhere. The kind way they treated me and each other, the statues and the ancient carvings was all so real, inspiring and incredibly natural. I left a big piece of my heart in Ubud, Bali ❤

Buddha statue at the Viceroy in Ubud Bali
Buddhist statue at the Viceroy in Ubud Bali

6 comments

  1. Kate, thank you so much for sharing. Looking at your photos was very therapeutic, I can only imagine how it must feel to be physically present.

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  2. Kate I am so proud of you and the accomplishments/goals that you have attained since the initial airing of the show!!!!! I pray that your family does not continue ostrocizing you any more than they have; they are the ones losing by not being a part of you maturing as a woman and growing in your faith & career!

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  3. Love your website. You are an inspiration to me. I’ve seen how much you have accomplished in such a short time. Keep living your dream.

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