Yesterday I spent touring the countryside, the Balinese were preparing for Galungan a religious festival that is very beautiful, so the decorations were up in front mod every home, some were excessive and others modest but my driver assured me they all would be up by that night as the ceremony was the next day.  

I also went to the rice terraces up high in the hills above Ubud and the cool breeze was lovely, the rice was only small so the visual impact was not the same but the setting was pretty spectacular! 

Today is my last day in Ubud and I am heading down the hill ( so to speak) into frantic and noisy Legian which I’m not looking forward to that side of it but my daughters are there so that will make it all worthwhile, they of course want to shop!!!  I expect we will need another bag to fly home!