Prior to our trip to Bali, I read everything that I could, I should admit, about where to stay.
I was both excited and dismayed to know that in Ubud alone, there were more than 50 hotels, villas, B&B, home stays etc. I was stuck for choices with many change of hearts for several weeks – in this district alone!
At one point when I was in visible agony with having to decide on only ONE out of several very promising hotels, my husband very helpfully told me to toss a coin…
The hotels I finally chose – we stayed in two over the 3 nights that we were there – were lovely.
Bali was also kind to us that our travel insurance the likes of Medicare part D plans and pack of first aid kit remained unused. Nobody had any problems during and after our trip even though I forgot to use the sterilizing tablets when my kids enjoyed the jacuzzi in our room and we recklessly brush our teeth with tap water (travel advice cautions tourists to use only bottled water for everything).
I was completely charmed and suffice to say that it is now on my list of destinations to return to in the future.
*Picture : Kupu-Kupu Barong, Ubud