Kemenuh Butterfly Park

The Kemenuh Butterfly is a little magical place to explore. It is really close to the Tegenungan Waterfall so perhaps combine them together. Both are only 15 minutes from Komune Resort in Keramas. From memory it is under 100 000 rupiah( my Dad paid so I am not 100%) and you get an interesting orange drink on arrival. You can wander for as long as you wish through the beautiful garden as the butterflies float about and you can learn about their lifecycle which is everso brief and fleeting. There is a restaurant there also if your feeling peckish and you can have one of those random experiences of having giant butterflies placed all over you by the gorgeous young guide, an experience I didn’t know I wanted until it happened.

Jungle Fish, Ubud ~ Bali

After walking the Campuan Ridge we decided to check out the new Jungle Fish Restaurant in Ubud. Set on the hillside with this stunning view this classy new place boasts a delicious and eclectic menu. We enjoyed the Pink Panther ( dragonfruit smoothie), choc shakes, Squid, Meatballs, Nuggets and a great fish, fennel and cous cous lunch.  We completed the meal with creamy cold icecream and hot chocolate lava cake. You can choose to dine up on the balcony or chill poolside with a more casual bar snack menu. You do need to pay to swim and lounge by the pool bar and your kids will need to be supevised however are more than welcome, with a great kids menu as well. A stunning new place for lunch if you are in Ubud. xxx

   

    
   

Tegallalang, Ubud, Bali

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I don’t know about you guys, but some parts of Bali truly take my breath away and this place is one of them. Located about 10 minutes out of Ubud on the road to Kintamani, with some of the best craft stalls along the way is the Tegallalang Rice Terraces. You can enjoy a meal at one of the warungs on the edge or get adventuring down into the terraces to get some of the most stunning photos, the morning light when the sun is out is just beautiful. I did get sweet talked into paying wayyy too much for some post cards but hey they were worth it :).

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Alchemy = Raw Vegan Cafe & Salad Bar, Juice & Smoothie Bar, Raw Chocolaterie, Colon Hydrotherapy, Holistic Clinic

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Alchemy is a place of transformation created by a group of earth-loving, tree hugging, downshifters who met in Bali and connected over their passions for live food, green juice and raw chocolate! In the current insatiable material world, they are here to promote heart-based culture and set the intention for unconditional Love, Authenticity, Health, and Gratitude and they are doing this well !  These are their values and they practice them every single day. They aim to stock superfoods, fresh organic produce, and are boasting the best organic juices in town, they create the most delicious raw salad bar, and have hard-to-find products in Bali, they have a great range of organic cosmetics & house essentials, home-made snacks, raw desserts & chocolates – which are as much locally sourced  & organic as possible! Located in Ubud , Jalan Penestanan. Phone +62 361 971981 Web – http://www.alchemybali.com/  email – hello@alchemybali.com Instagram @alchemybali

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~ The Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud ~

So credit where credit is due this little guy is pretty cute, as long as he is only in 2D and on my computer screen. To say I am scared of monkeys would be a huge understatement, after several devastating traumatic events. Including being bitten ( hard, drawing blood and instilling the fear of rabies ) by an alleged pet at a dodgy villa we stayed at, having a 3 foot tall male monkey in Ulu’s try to steal my baby ( or perhaps it was the mango we were sharing still undetermined) and being deep in the Sacred Forest, 8 months pregnant and having my “friends” (yes you know who you are) and the banana seller lady (with the  big stick) think it funny to throw bunches of bananas at my feet and call all 605 monkeys in from the forest to feed off me ( or the bananas again undetermined).  I think I am quite within my rights to never want to look at a monkey again. However the novice Bali traveller may wish to visit the Sacred Monkey Forrest in Ubud. There are approximately 605 (according to the website)  long tailed macaques which live in the monkey forest being of 4 distinct troupes. Within Balinese Hinduism, monkeys represent positive and negative forces. The Balinese both loathe and revere monkeys for example the ones that that occupy sacred Balinese Hindu temple sites (like the Sacred Monkey Forest) tend to be revered and protected by the Balinese. One reason for this is that monkeys, in the form of a Barong, are believed to be capable of guarding temple sites against evil spirits. However, they are also of the belief that monkeys can be negative in nature which is reinforced when, for example, they raid rice fields or snatch items from their shops. There is a small fee to enter the forest and I recommend you do not have any items like sunglasses, water bottles, snacks or phones in your pockets or on you, as they will be taken by the monkeys. You have been warned !

Monkey Forest Road, Padangtegal Ubud.
photo Copyright © Kalle Kiander ( http://www.kiander.se )

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Yayasan Kupu- Kupu

The Kupu Kupu Foundation was formally established in 2000 and is improving the lives of children, young people and adults with disabilities in Bali. Their support includes:

  • Assist with medical care by providing medicines, physiotherapy and surgical operations.
  • Provide wheelchairs and other physical aids.
  • Adapt facilities to be easier to use by people with disabilities.
  • Increase the awareness in the local community of the challenges faced by people with disabilities.
  • Get disabled children to school by providing the necessary support that they need.
  • Help disabled adults and students to become more independent through job training and support. They do this by selling and promoting handicrafts that they make.

The vision

Children and adults with disabilities in Indonesia are supported and integrated into society where everybody works together to create a better world.

The mission

To take practical steps to improve the lives of physically and mentally disabled children, adolescents and adults in Bali, Indonesia.

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