Monkey Forest | Gina Chong
Still catching up on vacay posts. It was the longest trip we've ever taken and we just finished editing photos last week, whew!

One of Bali's famous spots is the monkey forest in Ubud. The park is quite extensive and so beautiful on it's own; the monkeys are just an added bonus. Going in, I knew I didn't want to buy any bananas from the vendors. They are wild monkeys and go crazy over food, so I definitely didn't want to give them a reason to be climbing all over me. They may look sweet, but they have crazy fangs and hiss at you if you try to take a selfie with them (saw it happen). Hubby, though, is much more adventurous than I, and immediately snagged a bunch of nanners. At one point he handed them to me so that he could take a photo, and a monkey immediately tried to climb my body and steal the whole bunch. Hence the funny photo below. I literally screamed, and drew the attention of a park attendant who came up to me and said, "don't look them in the eyes." That is verbatim what he said, I kid you not ha! So if you are weak-hearted like me, either don't buy the bananas or get rid of them quick. But I still whole-heartedly recommend going, the monkeys are funny and the park is gorgeous.

Check out all my other Bali posts on my travel page, and stay tuned for more.

P.S. I am still trying to gather as many votes as possible for my Holiday Confetti Bites recipe! You can go enter a contest for a Kitchen Aid Mixer HERE, and at the same time make sure you choose my recipe photo. You can enter once per day, let's both win! I so appreciate your support!!

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  1. I haven't been to Ubud in 10 years!! But was such an amazing experience and the facial expressions on the monkeys are priceless! Great photos and I've voted for you!! xx

    1. Thanks so much Julie, you're the best!

    2. Thanks so much Julie, you're the best!

  2. Wow, I can't believe how close you were able to get to the monkeys, these are such beautiful photos!! And the one of you and your hubby is so cute :)

  3. The monkeys look cute, but I'm not really sure what to think about feeding wild animals. I don't think I'm a fan, but that's just me. I'm also against swimming with dolphins, riding elephants etc. I prefer wild animals wild:) Though even if you don't feed the monkeys, I think they can get really curious and thanks for the advice on not to look them in the eyes:)

  4. This is way too cute!! I love that you were able to feed them bananas... awww!! And you and your man look great together! What a wonderful location to visit!

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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  5. Those photos are incredible! I can't get over how cute those monkeys are. What characters!

  6. Oh wow, these pictures are absolutely gorgeous! It looks like you had such a fun time :)
    Also, I'm in love with your outfit. It looks like something I'd wear every single day. It's just too bad that Minnesota is so damn cold!

    A Northern Light

  7. The pictures are absolutely amazing, looks like such a great time in Ubud's monkey forest! That little guy looks like he's having a great time hanging out with you and your hubby! :) xo~ Lena

  8. Love all the photos, looks amazing!

  9. This is pretty amazing.
    i want to try this too
    great adventures babe

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  10. Love the post and Happy Thanks Giving!!


  11. I want to visit this place too. It looks awesome and unique. You guys are so sweet. :)

    Have a nice day!


  12. What an amazing experience and incredible photos!

    Wishes & Reality

  13. How cute are you two!!! These images look like you had so much fun exploring and that close up of the little fella is so cute! Thanks for sharing doll!

    Sending you hugs from Sydney!

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    Helen xx

  14. Wow it's beautiful and the photos are amazing love!

  15. What a lovely travel post, I'm so keen to visit Bali! I love this gingham shirt on you Gina :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  16. These are great photos and this looks like a lot of fun! Glad you had a good time.

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  17. Beautiful photos, nice trip. Have a lovely weekend

    kisses Adela Acanski

  18. oh this pics are so sweet :) so cute , can't describe it in words :D
    Happy weekend!

  19. Oh wow! Awesome! Everything looks like a lot of fun!

  20. what a fun adventure!! thanks for sharing! :D

    Have a great week!
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