Notes from the road - edition 10: Family Time

I don’t like to compare weeks or days because I think that each day needs to be lived by its own merits, but in comparison to weeks prior, this week was very quiet and relaxed.

Mum flew in on Monday evening to visit me for a few days. In between getting work done, we managed to squeeze in a few fun activities.

Jewellery Making

I did this class last year when I was here with Global Hobo and had a heap of fun. We spent half a day learning the silver smithing process, from melting down the silver to crafting it into a piece of jewellery.

Canggu Jewellery class.jpg
Canggu Jewellery class.jpg
Canggu Jewellery class.jpg

Ubud

A trip to Bali wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Ubud. Tradisi Textiles was our destination. A textile cooperative that produces traditional textiles from all over Indonesia and gives 15% of profits back to community projects. A really awesome place to check out if you’re into that sort of thing.  

Tradisi Textiles.jpg
Tradisi Textiles.jpg
Tradisi Textiles.jpg

All the coffee and food

 Canggu’s food and coffee scene is extraordinary, and so we spent a bunch of time jumping around different cafes and food spots, sampling as much as we could.

By far our favourite was Bottega Italian Bali – a quaint little Italian joint with plenty of charm, excellent coffee, and pasta to die for.

 
Bottega Italian Bali.jpg
 
Bottega Italian Bali.jpg
Bottega Italian Bali.jpg

Blog

I’m finally starting to make some sort of headway on the blog. I still have much more to do, but the posts from Bali are starting to come together.

Here are two that I published yesterday.

Running

I started this week with the intention of running at least 50km’s. I managed 56km’s in five days, which I’m stoked about. Next week will be more difficult for two reasons.

1.     I’m going to Sri Lanka, a completely new environment.

2.     Bali belly has struck, and I’ve been pretty much bed-ridden since Saturday, hence the lateness of this post.

Even so, I’ll aim to hit a reasonable amount of km’s for the week. Just taking it one day at a time.

Hopefully, the next time you hear from me, I’ll be happy and healthy in Sri Lanka, until then

Happy Voyaging!