Bali, Ubud - Food & Mini TB Meetup

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mini meetup with Anezia27 (blue sarong) Celine (from france)and her frenchie friends were great, we planned this for a few weeks, only hitch was her friends did not speak good english so she had to translate

Very Mini Meetup:

Ubud is the place where we would meet our TB friend Celine (Anezia27) from France. She was travelling with her friends(a work colleague and her husband). We emailed each other for a few weeks before we met, sharing info of places to visit, etc. So we met Celine on the evening of our second day in Ubud, she was going to see a Barong Dance show and had asked us to join. However we had just seen a dance a few days before, so we decided to wait for her in a cafe and had our dinner while waiting.

She showed up at 8:00 after the dance, we talked a lot and shared our experiences.

dinner, waiting for our french friends
It was nice, but she had to translate everything we said to French, her friends didn't speak English hardly at all :) It was ok, but there were moments of boredom for all of us while Celine was busy translating. If it was just Celine I think we would have hung out together more. Just like the other foreign travelers, they asked me questions about living in the states and political questions, about the presidential race for example. Who I wanted to win between Hillary and Obama and when it was apparent Obama would face McCain, who I liked between those 2 cantidates. They were suprised that unlike some other countries such as France and the Netherlands, in the states you only start jobs at 1-2 weeks vacation (holiday) time and you have to be there maybe 10-20 years to even get 3-4 weeks of vacation time (unless management), where as its 4-6 weeks right away in some countries.

It was fun, hope to meet you again one day Celine! :)

 

           Places We Ate:

1st night in Ubud: Sagitarius Cafe on Monkey Forest street (also a hotel), we had Lumpia and Nasi Campur and lime squash and rice wine for drinks. The food was good, we'll come here again oneday! 

2nd day lunch: Song's Oriental Restaurant, this is our favorite place to eat while we were in Ubud, the place was hidden, we had to go inside the small street just next to Verona Spa. It was very relaxing and great food - not expensive as well. We had lunch here after having a spa.

Dinner: We had dinner at the meetup (forgot the name of the cafe) and some bread from Circle K (usually drank es teh (ice tea) or water, unlike europe they have normal water in Indonesia and its very in-expensive - only drink bottled water!)

3rd day lunch: Coffee & Silver Cafe. We only had lumpia and drank lime squash and ice tea as we still had the bread from Circle K and was full. They had wifi so we could eat and check email here, but the food is pretty expensive. 

Dinner: We found this Bakery Shop with fancy breads and treats (corner of two main streets in Ubud - across Bebek Bengil Restaurant - AKA dirty duck diner)



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mini meetup with Anezia27 (blue sa…
mini meetup with Anezia27 (blue s…
dinner, waiting for our french fri…
dinner, waiting for our french fr…
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i just took this photo for fun wh…
Sagitarius Cafe: believe this was …
Sagitarius Cafe: believe this was…
Ice Lemon Tea
Ice Lemon Tea
very veggie spring rolls
very veggie spring rolls
lemon or an orange?
lemon or an orange?
Waitress at Sagitarius
Waitress at Sagitarius
Smile Mbak :)
Smile Mbak :)
Nasi Campur at Sagitarius (Asris …
Nasi Campur at Sagitarius (Asri's…
veggie tostada with red beans inst…
veggie tostada with red beans ins…
Songs Oriental Restaurant: lunch …
Song's Oriental Restaurant: lunch…
so comfy - this place was great
so comfy - this place was great
coolest cage i have ever seen
coolest cage i have ever seen
cool bird
cool bird
banana grilled with chocolate and …
banana grilled with chocolate and…
great crunch to these spring rolls…
great crunch to these spring roll…
Nasi Goreng
Nasi Goreng
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saw this and wanted it = top part…
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