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March 15, 2008

Ubud Open Air Market

While we were in Indonesia, we had many chances to engage in Trevor's favorite sport of bartering. Our last night on Bali we ended up staying in the quaint mountain-art's village of Ubud.

While enjoying our time strolling through rice fields and midnight swims in crystal clear pools, we also enjoyed wandering through the hot, sweaty, bustling markets and exploring one of a kind shops and restaurants on Monkey Forest Road. From silks to paintings, mahogany carvings to handcrafted silver jewelery, Indonesia's markets were captivating.

Ubud truly was an enchanting place to spend our remaining time on such a wonderful trip.

2 comments:

Cory and Jennifer Dyck said...

I have to admit . . . I don't miss the bartering! But I do miss the cheap prices and amazing Balinese style! - Jen

Rachel & Trevor Olson said...

The bartering was too much for me. I always felt like I was being ripped off. But Trev really does seem to enjoy it. It works well for me. I tell him what I want and he is very happy to get it. -Rach