Your host ibu Gusti has lived in Ubud all her life. She welcomes you, cooks delicious breakfasts and makes sure you are comfortable and content. If you want to learn some great Indonesian cooking, or to find out more about life in a Balinese family, ask ibu Gusti to teach you. Her husband Pak Komang can help you hire a motor scooter or find a driver to take you around the island.
She's helped out by our semi-permanent guest, Jen - a traveling Aussie who lives mostly in Bali, which has part of her heart; another part is in West Africa, another part in New Zealand, where she was born, and all of it where her two sons and her sisters are. It's great that she's around to help with ideas for great travel around Indonesia.
Not long ago, Jen finished a 15 month stint as an Australian Volunteer International in Development (AVID) volunteer, helping an Indonesian non-profit expand one youth centre here in Bali, and set up another one in post-tsunami Aceh, at the western end of the country. More recently she volunteere in the Philippines, helping there after the horrific super-typhoon.
If you want to try some Ubud nightlife, ask Jen. When she's in Bali, she loves dancing, especially partner dancing - Swing, Modern Jive, Salsa - and there are many choices of good nightlife in Ubud.
Ibu Gusti has completed online and offline ID verification.