Stories in Ubud

Solo Travel, Life Goes On

So long, traveling pants

by Nidhi Dagur

Ubud — I bought my pants in Stanley beach in Hong Kong six months ago. You know, the color printed, loose, comfy kinds that are made in Thailand and sold at an exorbitant price elsewhere in the world. They...

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Hail the Banana Pancake Kingdom

by Kevin Kelly

Ubud — In almost any country of the world you can order banana pancakes at certain cafes and restaurants popular with young travelers. Doesn’t matter where you are — white sand beaches in the South Pacific...

Live Music, film, open air cinema

Just back from Ubud Writers Festival. Brilliant indie documentary about three Jakarta street musicians, projected on an open air screen. After the heartfelt standing ovation the Canadian Director came on stage.

by Peter Morgan

Ubud — The film, Jalanan (“Streetwise”) had won best documentary at the Bussan Film Festival. I thought perhaps 1000 people watched the film but the Jakarta Globe later said the audience had 4000 people. The...

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