Waking up in an Ubud homestay


Ubud is a higher elevation than Kuta, making it cooler, especially at night. My friends checked into a mid range hotel with AC, but for me a ceiling fan in a homestay (guest house / losman) did the job.

Waking up today the first thing I heard was the roosters, which keep on honking hours after dawn has broken. no worries actually, I could go back to sleep and after you get used to roosters, they are actually relaxing, as they signal the fact you are out of town, in a village, or at least, not on the main street anymore.

My cold shower was cold, but not unbearable, this isn’t Siberia after all. I find that Ubud has way less mosquitoes than the Kuta area, and so sleep soundly, my quilt being used all night.

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Breakfast was included in the 40,000rp price, and consisted of tea & coffee, fruit plate and ommelette on toast. I’ve had worse for sure and reckon I got a good deal, considering my friends were paying over 250,000rp per night less than 100 meters away.

The owner’s young daughter played outside my room for a while and other relatives said hello, a bonus of living in a homestay, where the family is there and carries out their life as normal.

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