Our trip to Bali was our first family holiday with the little one. Bali is a convenient three and a half hour flight from Perth. We hadn’t been there before together, and since it is relatively tourist friendly and not too expensive to travel, we thought it would be a great choice for a short trip. We decided to stay in Ubud, a bustling town in the island’s central area, famed for its picturesque rice paddies, temples, culture, food and art.
Our accommodation was a lovely Balinese style villa set amongst the rice paddies – such luxury for us who are accustomed to hostels and backpacker joints. It even had its own private pool! The villa was in the village of Mas, a little out of the main city, and though it meant we needed to catch a shuttle to go into town, it was pleasant being away from the smells and sounds of the city. We took a few early morning walks around the rice paddies and it was quite enjoyable.