Contrasting differences and Soul searching – introspection
A life-changing journey and soul-searching in a country where people live poorly, sometimes only having the necessary, perfectly harmonized with the natural environment, faithful to their values and traditions.
This energy on the island, which is not defined clearly, may be hidden in simplicity and faith.
The beauty of Ubud is hard to describe, the contrasting images surprise you from the first moment. It is a city with rapid tourist development, anarchic construction, and terrible traffic on the streets.
Trucks, horns, people loaded on two-wheelers along with merchandise, vendors, without traffic-lights, no signage, until someone voluntarily takes on traffic officers duties and everything works without yelling and with good mood.
By the evening, most streets are marginally illuminated, you need a flashlight to be able to see where you’re going, all of this is helping you feel the hippie vibe and the zen magic in a way.
Most of the citizens are Hindu, they believe in karma, in what has been done in the past affects the future.
At the end of the day, the tourist product is all this spirituality of the island, the opportunity for meditation and yoga lessons and the deep relaxation offered by a local massage technique.