Now our trip to the north coast is over we don’t have to pack again until we go home. I want to do a lot of shopping in Ubud Market. Since my last trip I realised that some of the silk would make wonderful (light weight) gifts to send to overseas friends, so I decided to do Christmas shopping early. I needed to Cross Stuff Off My List and get the shopping frenzy behind me. A hard hour or so in the market deserves a Pink Drink, so it was over to Oops for the Hangover Helper drink that you don’t need a hangover to enjoy. After that refreshment, I had to buy myself a new pair of Fippers. My first pair are so comfortable – unbelievable for someone who has never worn thongs/jandals/flip-flops before. And I love the bright RED with the blue and green straps.
We head for Dewi Sita Street and have lunch at Batan Waru. They have all sorts of amazing little dishes of Indonesian parcels of food wrapped in banana leaf . I eat otak-otak, a Jakarta delicious little parcel – fish cakes roasted in banana leaf with chilli and peanut sauce. We are always on the hunt for places with small dishes. We have been living in a hotel for weeks now, and we don’t want two large restaurant meals a day. We have struck it lucky with Batan Waru….they have quite a variety.
Back to the hotel via the video shop. More things to be crossed off lists. Time for a swim, then we sit in a pavilion by the pool and I sketch this shrine. Back to Batan Waru for dinner. The power is out in Dewi Sitw Street, but the restaurant is used to it. We eat laksa.