Bali Travel Diary 3 – Ubud


Here is day 5 of our Bali adventure, i’m starting to get a little sad at how fast it seems to be going but am determined to be present and enjoy every moment we have in Bali.
Don’t forget to check out day 1 – 2 and day 3 – 4 if you are new to my travel diary.

☀ Day 5 ☀

Today we spent the day in Ubud with our family. We are lucky enough to have my husbands cousin here with us with his partner and 2 children. We had planned for the two adult boys to go and do water rafting while us girls did some shopping at the markets with the children. To be totally honest I wouldn’t recommend shopping with an 8 month old, 4 year old, 5 year old and 7 year old unless you have them chained to your body to stop them getting distracted and walking away. The kids weren’t overly naughty but very bored and obviously not used to the confined busy space the market environment brings. We gave up  after 30 mins into our shopping trip and sat at a restaurant for a couple of hours before heading back to pick the boys up.

Monkey Forest

Next stop was the monkey forest which I was a little apprehensive about going to after hearing some horror stories but I am so glad we did it! 31957844_10156166304565569_6448177578514579456_nIf you stick to the rules which are don’t look at the monkeys in the eyes, don’t touch them and don’t feed them they will generally leave you alone.
The temples!! This has been on a bucket list of mine for years and years and they were everything I expected and more. The intricate detail on every piece of stone and painting is something no machine could ever replicate and each sculpture was unique.

I’m obsessed with trees so I enjoyed just simply taking in the beauty of their roots and leaves as well as all the other beauty that had naturally grown over the years.

Okay now the monkeys as cute as they were also gave me huge anxiety as they can be a little unpredictability and I had this vision of one of them grabbing my daughter to raise as their own but all was okay! We survived the entire walk with only a growl and a couple of coconuts being thrown at us lol! **Tip – If mosquitoes love the taste of your blood I would definitely apply a heap of spray before going to the monkey Forrest as they are everywhere!**


We finished off the evening by going for a nice dinner at a local restaurant and got to see another beautiful sunset on our way there.

We then got taken home by horse and carriage which our daughter absolutely loved!! She squealed with excitement and now wants to find a unicorn to take us home tonight lol!

Thanks for reading!  ☮


  1. Lol yes, I second the unicorn! 😊🦄

  2. This sounds beautiful – I shall add BALI to my bucket list.
    I hope you & your family are having the BEST time.

  3. My favourite place in Bali. There is so much to do and see in Ubud. Yoga, batik, sound healing, cycling…

  4. Okay so #1 I want to come! How beautiful! I’ve never been but it’s on my travel bucket list big time! #2 You look SO young! I was looking at those pictures and thinking what a beautiful family you have (I thought you were the “teenage daughter” at first glance Lol!) and then I realized when you were holding your son! Your skin is beautiful! Hope you all are enjoying! Big love, Xx

    • It’s beautiful! You won’t regret it if you decide to visit Bali. Yes I get that ALOT especially when I don’t have make up on lol! I did fall pregnant with my son at 19 but I am also blessed with my mum and dads youthful skin. Sometimes I think it is a blessing and other times I hate it (I get judged a lot!)
      Thank you so much for commenting!! 💛💛

  5. Great photos – looks such a special place. 🙂

  6. duskalert says:

    Hey beautiful.! 😙 Hope you doing good.💖
    I nominated you for “The Real Neat Blog Award.” Please accept it.😊 🌹
    Here’s the link. I can’t wait for your response.😍

  7. I’ve been enjoying this series, visiting Bali through your experience. It sounds wonderful and the pictures are bright and peaceful.

  8. Jackie Mc says:

    I was laughing at the part about the monkeys lol

  9. frejatravels says:

    Beautiful blog and very informative. Love Bali

  10. What was your no.1 recommendation? We are in Bali right now

  11. Bali Tourify says:

    Ubud is always inspiring for almost all travelers who visit Bali.
    The monkey forest is a must-visit place in Ubud.
    Glad to see that you enjoyed very much Ubud.
    Nice post and love to see your next adventure of Bali.

    Regards from Bali island 🙂

  1. […] feel at home here in Bali. Don’t forget to check out day 1 – 2 , day 3 – 4 and day 5 if you are new to my travel […]

  2. […] forget to check out day 1 – 2 , day 3 – 4 , day 5 and day 6 -7  if you are new to my travel […]

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: