The normal population has tripled as yogis, dancers, hoopers and musicians arrive from all over the world for this incredible smorgasbord of art, sound and movement. Cafes are heaving, guest houses are full and the roads need careful navigation.
The quiet month of March was chosen by Meg Pappenheim originally after the 2002 bombs, to boost tourism and to re-unite the community post the tragedy. Usually hot and steamy, between peak-seasons, Ubud witnesses an unusual excitement each year at this time.
With the intention of pacing themselves – between taking classes and enjoying the shops, food and activities at Purnati, and enjoying the night-time music scene, many find balance impossible, and go all-out on pleasurable saturation!
With an unprecedented TWO official ‘After Parties’ this year, Ubud is set to rock like never before. Each year the guest numbers increase, teachers are sourced from deeper corners of the world, and new connections are made. Each year old friends reunite here, often waiting 51 weeks between sitings. There is something for everyone, during pretty much every minute of the day.
For those of us who live here, again a world of talent comes to us. And for that, we are so very grateful.
Written by : Suki Zoe