Continued from The Heart of Bali: Part Two
Our last destination in Bali was the artisan town of Ubud.
This increasingly tony tourist village was discovered by wealthy expat Europeans in the 1960s, and rediscovered by scores of devotees of Elizabeth Gilbert’s follow-your-bliss memoir, Eat Pray Love. Surrounded by the jungle and a wide river, here you’ll find both solitude and crowds, little gem hotels, some wonderful restaurants, a large shopping district, a holy monkey forest, and a royal palace. In almost every storefront you can find handcrafts that range from jewelry to stonework to wood-carving to oil painting.