So the place we stayed in Ubud was just down the road from the Monkey Forrest. Yep, that’s a real place! And these little stinkers were all kinds of cute…until they turn aggressive and then watch out. Husband made a fast friend by bringing a banana with him. Whether it’s just to fulfill a stereotype or not, these monkey were going bananas for bananas. They had small stands all through the forrest where you could buy a few bananas and be climbed on by a monkey. This girl turned out to be pretty sweet, and sat contentedly on husbands shoulder while finishing her snack. We did see a few get nasty, and one attacked a tourist by jumping on her backpack and climbing to her head where he proceeded to hiss and growl at anyone who tried to dislodge him. It was terrifying, and a bit hilarious to watch the little guy hold his ground. In the end he gave up and the girl got away unharmed.
If you make it to Ubud, definitely come say hello to these little buds.