We originally went to Indonesia planning to visit several islands, but we fell in love with Bali and spent all three weeks there. We started with a couple of nights on the beach in Sanur and visited the temples of the south before heading to Ubud. After Ubud we went North and then across the top to the east coast where Jason did a few SCUBA dives. From there we spent a night at the Bali Safari Park, a present from Simone’s dad. Our last week was spent back in Ubud eating amazing food, visiting schools, and getting to know the locals. We had a great driver who showed us some lesser known temples as well as some of the big ones. We absolutely loved the people, the culture and the food of Bali. Its high on our list of places to return and although it gets mixed reviews, we say go! Just try to get off the beaten path and see some of the lesser known areas. You can find all of our posts on Bali HERE and be sure to check out our 10 Tips for Visiting Bali.
What an amazing place Bali was! We originally planned to visit other islands in Indonesia, but stayed all 3 weeks on the island of Bali. I truly enjoyed every minute and even learned to love the thousands of motorbikes, dogs everywhere and the constant “Taxi? Maybe tomorrow?” The people were an absolute delight. They are very happy and content as a whole. The Hindu religion was fascinating to learn about and everyone was open to telling you about the offerings and celebrations. I was able to visit 3 schools during our time there, one was a primary school whose headmaster Continue Reading
We loved Ubud so much we ended up heading back to the area for our last 10 nights! While in Ubud we were able to catch a couple of shows. The traditional Balinese performances happen every night at several different venues throughout Ubud and are vividly animated by Continue Reading
Ten Tips To Help You Travel In Bali:
1) Hire a driver: This one is a must if you can afford the $50-$60 (or around 600,000 rupiah) per day. You can get one for less, but they may not have seat belts, A/C, join you in the temples or tell you much about the history. Make sure they speak your language or you speak theirs. If you have your heart set on Continue Reading
Simone’s First Impression
Flying into Bali was quite a shock. I was expecting more of Hawaii or even Fiji. Some hotels lining the beaches and lots of open green land. What I saw out of the plane were tons of Continue Reading