Staying with Suzan at the Swallow Guest House was the highlight of our month long stay in Bali. While we stayed in some beautiful places along the way, this was the happiest time we spent as a family. Staying in the company of someone who genuinely enjoys sharing what she knows of the Balinese culture ( and she knows a lot) meant that we experienced much more than we would have on our own. Suzan was so happy to share her experiences of Bali with us and each day we went somewhere with her, a temple or a meditation spot, or driving around the little villages of Tampaksiring on the look out for Ogoh Ogoh, stopping to meet the locals. The relationship that Suzan has with Wayan and his wife Putri is nice to be a part of. We were invited to a birthday party at their family compound down the road and they were generous and kind hosts. Putri will come and cook if requested and her delicious, fresh, natural food is worth every penny. Our room was spacious and open with beautiful views across the rice fields. After being in air conditioning for a few days it was so refreshing to have all of the windows open at night and the breeze coming in. There is plenty to explore in the area and having then stayed in Ubud for 4 days afterwards, we missed the Swallow Guest House terribly. There was nothing that we did in Ubud that we couldn’t have done in Tampaksiring. In fact, there are some very special less known places near by that you may miss if you stay elsewhere. We hired Wayan to drive us around for a couple of days after we left, we enjoyed his company so much. This is why we use AirBnB. Thank you Suzan, Wayan, Putri and family. We will return next time x -Jude, March 2016
Swallow Guest House was the Highlight of our Month