Folk Pool: One Fine Lazy Day in Ubud, Bali

Although Bali has been like a second home to, I’ve never really got the chance to explore the higher grounds of Bali. Not even Ubud. So last time I was there for my birthday trip, I made up my mind to at least spend a day in Ubud.

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It was a day of adventure, which is my favorite part of traveling solo. Equipped, only with a tank full of gas and Google Maps, I departed from Legian to Ubud. I’ve rode a motorbike before to Uluwatu, which was quite far obviously if you’re staying in Legian. Apparently, Ubud is even further. The ride took longer than I expected. And it’s not like I’ve not been warned before. Haha. All of my friends, when I retold the Ubud trip story to them, were like “I told you so”; “I knew it!” But no regret.

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After almost 2 hours on the road, with numerous times of stopping here and there just to recheck the maps, I finally arrived at Folk Pool. The first place on my itinerary that day. The place was like a backyard garden with multiples poolside tents, bean bags, gazebo, and sofa. There were only three other tourists and all of them have occupied the poolside tents. Gratefully, there was still one left empty.

The price for booking the poolside tent is around IDR 350k includes free flow of infused water, free fruit skewers, free light bites platter, and towel. The other areas are free of charge, you can sit anywhere and only need to buy a meal or drink. If I was not too tired from the long motor ride, and was not in the mood of lying around, I might have just sat at the bean bags area.

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The pool side tents was so comfortable I fell asleep. In short, I decided to just spend the rest of the day here and forgot about the other places on my itinerary haha. Besides, I could go back anytime to Bali and plan better for Ubud exploration. Out of any days during my birthday trip, that was the chillest day I’ve ever had. 6 hours were spent with doing nothing, and thinking (or worrying) about nothing! What a luxury, right?

Six hours filled with reading a book, falling asleep, scrolling through my iPhone screen, playing mobile games, and swim under a bright clear sky. Sigh. Writing about this makes me crave for Bali! Should I book another ticket today?

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Write to you later,

HG. (@gersonhenry)

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