At the Ubud market, what’s on offer depends on the time of day that you attend. In the morning, it’s the market for the locals, with fresh vegetables, fruits, spices and local snacks served out of the baskets that women carry into town balanced on their heads, weighing as much as 40 or 50 kg.
Women making offerings to sell at the market
If you come back after 10am, it’s tourist central. You’re lucky if you can find anything except batik scarves, sarongs, wooden penis shaped beer bottle openers and other such cultural items to take back as oleh-oleh (souvenirs).
I went to the markets on a tour early on Tuesday before taking a rather excellent cooking class at Casa Luna, which I will write alllllll about later. Here’s some pics. By ‘some pics’, I mean lots and lots and lots.
Checking the shopping list
Super colorful coconut and sticky rice treats
A woman tying up a traditional drink into bags
A bubur Bali (rice porridge) seller, who carries her table, huge pot of food and everything else she needs for her stall to market… on her head.