Bali Day #7 – it’s Ruther’s 50th
And here we go, nearing the end now sadly. It’s Bali Day #7 – it’s Ruther’s 50th. Today was a day trip to Ubud ‘city’ centre. Markets, meandering, munching, martinis, and monkeys.
The usual lovely drive in through green fields, always so very busy. Hustle and bustle is constant here. Mopeds taking their life in their hands at every corner or overtaking opportunity – which basically means anywhere on the road. More festival goers everywhere. This seems to go on for weeks and weeks. It’s perfect though as there is just so much to continually see from the windows as we whizz past to our lunch destination – Naught Nuri’s. We have been told it is a must try.
We drove past a builders merchants today that specialised in hardcore. Amazing was that he clearly liked The Flintstones. Yep the company name was Bali Rubble (I thank you!!!).
Daddy-Pedia time – so, it turns out the black and white checked sarongs symbolise the good (white) and the bad (black) spirits that are believed to be working as one in every individual Balinese. Balinese culture is extremely harmonic and spiritual. Its people are of the belief that everything that’s loved, like the statues of their gods must be cared for daily. This is why they continually add little trays with offerings of rice and water and other morsels. Sarongs, similar to the food offerings, are another a symbol of care, a way to show to the gods that they are being looked after by the people. Seriously how good is that. It’s so respectful.
We arrived at 1315 ish and – all pork ribs gone, no beef, no steaks, no pork chops, no Mexican food and no gin martinis. Apart from that they had everything. But with the promise of more ribs in an hour (which became 20 minutes), we stayed on ordering from a rather sparse menu. Also strange is that the original Naughty Nuri’s was packed, so we ended up having a wee Brexit lunch with half at one joint and half at her second gaff down the street. Don’t forget Is Life a Recipe for the full food blog, but here is our wee experience of lunch today for Bali Day #7 – it’s Ruther’s 50th.