Feb 26 2011

Eat, Pray, Traffic in Ubud, Bali

Published by at 4:42 pm under Ubud

I think the bit where Julia Roberts gets stuck in a traffic jam must have ended up on the cutting room floor, but here’s a nice little video to illustrate the traffic situation in Bali’s cultural heartland, Ubud. No easy solutions, but banning tour buses would be a good start.

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4 Responses to “Eat, Pray, Traffic in Ubud, Bali”

  1. Rejsesideon 26 Feb 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Wow! That’s just sad. Was in Ubud about six years ago, and the traffic was nothing like that. Guess it is a fine line both monetize on tourists and not spoiling the attraction.. This video dosn’t make me want to go back to Ubud.

  2. Jeff McNeillon 13 Mar 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Two wheels good, four wheels bad…

  3. Steve Bowmanon 31 May 2011 at 1:55 am

    I haven’t been on Bali (before picture) for 25 years.

    So is Ubud worthwhile if you stay out of town a bit? If not, what is similar/better in Cultural Heartland?

  4. samanthaon 31 May 2011 at 2:41 pm

    I’d say it depends on what you’re after. Yes the traffic can be bad, but you can still do walks through beautiful paddy from Ubud, dine at lovely restaurants ranging from cheap to expensive and healthy organic to completely indulgent. And there are plenty of galleries in Ubud. If you’re after a quiet true village experience, you’re going to have to get off the beaten track — maybe somewhere like Sideman or Munduk would be better, but there’s not much to do in either of those places other than wander.