Set deep in the Balinese Jungle, away from the hustle & bustle of central Ubud, we set up home at the breathtaking Nandini Jungle Resort & Spa.
The epitome of peace of quiet, the only sounds to be heard are that of monkeys, birds and waterfalls.
Speaking of which... If you're fit enough to make it down the steep steps you're greated by your own private lagoon & waterfall to splash around in.
I've seen those pictures floating around on twitter for years of 'perfect' locations. Well, a five minute stroll away from Nandini, we stumbled across the most perfect of perfect locations.
Aptly named, The Quiet Hut is a man made hut on a cliff edge overlooking the Balinese Jungle. Filled with cushions and maintained via donations from kind visitors, sitting in The Quiet Hut makes you fully appreciate the beauty of where you are, and almost forces you to sit back and reflect.
Anyway, venture away from Nandini and back into Ubud and it couldn't be more different to the atmosphere in Gili. Bustling and lively, but with a still holding on to a strong sense of Balinese tradition. One place we were really keen to visit was the famous Monkey Forest.
Slightly petrifying at first glance, but unmissable and so much fun.
The monkeys aren't caged or trapped, they roam free and most definitely rule the roost here. If you're respectful of their space, and ensure that you aren't intimidating then they'll happily interact playfully with you.
I think I made some of the cutest friends I've made to date.