Bali

Bali was truly a paradise… I am lost for words. I would go back any day of the week! The climate was just right, the nature was jawdropping, the prices were super low and the people were warm and kind. People would actually offer their help on the street and say hello even though you are a stranger. Check out our travel video including some awesome (and risky – my hands were shaking ??) drone shots taken on my new DJI Mavic Pro:

Our travel video including some awesome drone shots taken on my new DJI Mavic Pro

We were there for a week in the beginning of May 2019. We stayed in Ubud, Nusa Penida and Seminyak. Ubud was so rich in culture it was hard at first to take it all in: the offerings, the temples, the sacred monkey forest, the fire songs and dance… We also rented a scooter and visited waterfalls and temples further from the town. It was hard at first to get used to the left-hand traffic, but my boyfriend did a great job and got us around safely. Our hotel in Ubud was way more than what we expected for 20 € per night for two people including breakfast – I totally recommend Dewi Putri House. It was absolutely beautiful, clean, private and in the perfect location. I also want to recommend Widjane massage in Ubud – it was the best massage I have had in my life and for 8 € / 1 hour also the best value.

Here’s a local lady preparing offerings in our Ubud hotel

Nusa Penida was a world of it’s own… It’s a small island next to Bali with about 1000 residents. We got there on a speed boat, but unfortunately arrived in a completely wrong harbour – we had booked a bungalow right next to another harbour. Luckily a helpful local dropped us off. The bungalow was magical, right next to the beach. While sleeping was complicated due to farm animals, howling dogs and a nightly call for prayer, the island was well worth exploring. In spite of all warnings, we rented a scooter and drove to all the famous places on the west coast: Angel’s Billabong, Broken Beach, Kelingking Beach and Crystal Bay. Un-be-lievable. Check them out from the video if you didn’t already ?? The roads were quite non-existing at times and quite dangerous, but with a car we would have gone much slower and probably got stuck a few times!

Kelingking was the most amazing place I have seen so far

It was nice to come back to civilization when we returned to Bali, to move on to Seminyak, although nothing beats the starry sky we got to experience on Nusa Penida. We stayed in a funky hotel in the city center, but we still rented a scooter to visit Tanah Lot and Canggu. I did some local shopping and got my nails done while my boyfriend enjoyed surfing in Canggu. Already tired of exploring, we decided to spend our last day at the Potato Head Beach Club – the famous beach club in Seminyak, on the more expensive side. We must say it was totally worth it! The daybeds, infinity pool and cocktails were amazing ??????

At Kynd Community, Seminyak

The food in Bali is insanely good… I don’t know how they do it, but there is vegan food literally everywhere and it is delicious! Some of the cafés you have to visit when in Seminyak are Kynd for breakfast, The Honeybees for lunch and Ling-Ling’s for cocktails.

Vegan salted caramel popcorn milkshake

So needless to say, I would go back to Bali anytime, but there is so much more of this world to explore! We also visited Australia and Thailand on this trip so stay tuned for more videos and travel stories… ??

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