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The Ubud Handbook « From Ubud With Love

I'M STAYING AT A CUTE, family-run bed-and-breakfast – a homestay – on Ubud's trendy Jalan Goutama. A young member of the homestay's family tours her compound, blessing it with incense and rice and jepun-flower offerings in little hand-made palm-leaf boxes.

All is well in Bali's spiritual capital.

Suddenly there's a vague rattling – like a flapping door against loose banisters. An antipodean female voice rises from the open window of a ground-floor bedroom.

– "Oh. Fack."

– "Oh fack. Please. Oh, ooh... faack... Fack! Ooh... fack! Fack! FACK-FACK-FACK! OOH, FACK!!... FAAAACK!!! OOOOH!!! FAAAAAAAACK!!!!"

The young Balinese girl, in sash and sarong, bends down to place the last of her morning's canang – her daily offerings – at the foot of the family temple.

None of the one-way orgasmersation has registered on her beautiful, synchronised face.


The Ubud Handbook

The Ubud Handbook

THE UBUD HANDBOOK ~ Your guide to living in Ubud and Bali in an online nutshell.

Excerpts


Culture Bites

An American Calonarang

Cinema Paradiso

Ubud 'Art Attack

Reading Matters

Dinosaur Talk


Getting Around

It's Silly Season Again

The Other Side of the Coin

Surviving Bali on a 'Bike

A Walk in the Park


Personal Stories

Diary of a Market Girl

A Trip to Deer Island


Tourism & Self-Enrichment

Eat, Pray, Self-Love

The Land of Self-Healing and Snake Oil

The Eternal Wash Cycle

Odd Man Out

A Dutchman Goes to a Gypsy Fortune-Teller

From Ubud With Love


Hints & Tips

Let's Get Wet: The Rainy Season on Bali

A Lot of Hot Air

No Butt-Cheeks Please, We're Balinese

It Wasn't Me, Guv... Crime and Punishment on Bali

In Sickness and in Death

Soul Feet

Photographing Bali

The King of Stink

Dengue Fever Roolz

Things that Bite and Sting: The Insect Kingdom vs. You

Snakes Alive!

Once Bitten Twice Shy: Dogs on Bali

Monkey Talk


Holidays from the Jungle

The Heads of Trunyan

A Beggar's Banquet

The White Herons of Petulu

A Line in the Sand