Ubud is hard to leave

In a widely published article Suzanne Plunkett describes why she got stuck in Ubud on a trip with her parents:
Next stop, Ubud, an artist community in central Bali. We planned to stay a night, then fly to Yogyakarta to visit ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples. But when we arrived at the Alila Hotel, Mom exclaimed, "I'm home!"

Suddenly, my grand itinerary was toast. I was fired as trip planner, and Mom took over. We changed our tickets and spent our last days together relaxing and sightseeing in Ubud. Balinese dance is a must-see. We chose a kecak show at Pura Dalem Theatre. A hundred bare-chested men sang a cappella while three women mesmerized us with their syncopated arm, hand and eye movements.