There is just something about Bali – Photos from our time in and around Ubud

There is just something about Bali that touches my spirit like no other country I have ever been to. Bali is a feast for the senses but there is is an energy here that arouses more than just the eyes, the nose, taste, touch and the ears. There is an energy here that touches the soul. You wont find this at a nightclub in Kuta or in a hotel chain resort. No you need to head out of the tourist traps and into Bali itself.

When I asked our taxi driver about this, he simply said “In Bali the people give offerings and thanks to the gods many times a day, and when there is so much gratitude there is good energy.”

This really made me think.

Can you imagine how many more smiles there would be in this world if we all gave thanks many times a day?

Here are some photos from our time in Ubud. Click here to the absolutely gorgeous villa we stayed in the rice paddies in Pejeng.


  1. Lisa on September 7, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Beautifully captured! x

  2. Shan on September 7, 2014 at 11:54 am

    So absolutely magical!!xx

  3. Bodil Walker on September 7, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    These photos are breathtaking and make my heart urn for this magical place!

  4. Lloyd Clark on September 7, 2014 at 4:22 pm


    I’m a beginner hobby travel photographer and I used to admire your wedding photos since the first time I came across them after my friends wedding you shot, but now that you are shooting a genre which resonates with me I find your photography truly inspirational, a motivating force towards improving.

  5. Mea on September 8, 2014 at 5:52 am

    So wonderful – my favourite place on Earth, and the energy is why I will always return. Nicely captured! x

  6. Debby on September 8, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Gorgeous Jacki, I can feel the energy from the photo’s . xxx

  7. Tricia on September 8, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    I need to go back to that wonderful land!

  8. Sheugnet Christie on September 8, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! What else could it be with YOU behind the lens. Well done Jacki

  9. Selma on September 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

    I have no words. These are beyond beautiful. Thanks for sharing – feels like i am right there smelling the incense and dipping my feet in the rice paddies. xxx

  10. Chanelle Segerius-Bruce on September 14, 2014 at 2:09 am

    Incredible photos makes me wish we had spent some time in Ubud. I did a day trip but it really wasn’t long enough.

  11. Germaine on October 16, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Oh Jacks – what beautiful moments you have captured as you do wherever you go – you have so many books waiting to be published! Thank you again for this incredible blog site.

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