After my mom left Ubud, Sara and I had 2 and a half weeks to “kill” in Bali before heading to Hong Kong. We were debating between just staying in Ubud or renting a moped to go tour the island. We had already spent 7 days in Ubud and really enjoyed our time but wanted a change of scenery. However, I admit I was afraid of driving a moped in Bali: lack of license, opposite side of the road rule, and the countless stories of people getting into accidents. Regardless, I put my fear aside and headed to the police station to get a drivers license.
Bali is an interesting place, especially in regards to spirituality. The people have intertwined Hinduism with ritual. Due to the strong presence of ritual, appeasement of spirits, and presence of gods, Balinese women and men spend hours each day preparing offerings.