On the other hand in all those many many years of travelling, often in the world''s largest cities, I have never before experienced the intensity both in terms of noise and congestion, traffic like there is here in Ubud. I have after two days yet to come to terms with the reality of it. If that makes sense. Ubud is a set of villages now more or less all joined up and there are only a few very narrow roads. So, what you get is a lot of cars, bikes, trucks in a confined space which makes for maddening noise and chaos. Well, as I said, I've never seen the like in my life.
But, having said that, I am exited by the possibilities here in Ubud for street and documentary photography. It's a very colorful place, with friendly people, lots of tourists and travelers. And there are so many wonderful streetscapes. This aspect of the town I love already.
I know that after a few days I will adjust to the negatives (I forgot to mention the great food. And then there is the tea! Best I've ever had, and what a relief that is). I am typing this on my laptop in my very comfortable hotel room and can't hear a sound. Well there is the air-con! I think once I get out and into the street a few more times, that this place will start to feel like home. I actually got a little hint of that vibe when out today for an hour.
So, stay tuned, for more posts from Bali.
Peace to all