Bali has been top of my list for a long time now, and to be honest, I'm not exactly sure why I decided on Bali out of so many amazing places to go in the world, but I'm so glad I did. It is covered in beautiful landscapes, history and culture, it's hot and most importantly it's really far away from home. This was my first trip to the other side of the world, out of Europe and is the furthest I've ever physically been from where I was born and raised; which feels a bit surreal in itself. It has always been a personal goal of mine to jet off somewhere far away. Just incase you don't know, Bali is an island in Indonesia, just north west of Australia. And yeah, it's the tourist hotspot of Indonesia - I'm not claiming to have discovered a secret location - popular with travellers and for honeymoons. 

Before the trip, my mum (who's visited years ago) kept telling me how friendly the local people are. She couldn't be more right, nearly every Balinese person we met was incredibly attentive and polite, bar a few pushy shop owners and taxi drivers. The customer service at hotels and restaurants is above and beyond what you'd expect. Walking down the street, local people are keen to greet you and ask you how you are.

It's a different world. Waterfalls, forests, temples, and beaches aren't an everyday sight in Yorkshire. If you want stunning scenery then it's perfect, especially if you're like me and have never seen anything even close. It's seriously breathtaking. We went to Tegenungan waterfall, the one you'll have definitely seen on Instagram.

I'm so glad I have actual photo evidence of me participating in an actual sport and actually enjoying it. It's a rare, rare moment. But when the beach is this beautiful and the weather is so perfect, how can you not enjoy it? And if you're more adventurous than me, chances are you are, then you can surf, scuba dive of jet ski on the picturesque beaches in the south. If not then you can sunbathe and watch other people do it!

As we were planning the trip, what really excited us about booking our accommodation is how affordable the trip can be. The cost of living in Bali is very low, meaning that if you're lucky enough to be travelling from a first world country, then you can essentially live like a queen. We planned to "rough it" and do the hostel thing most of the trip, but it doesn't take long on airbnb to find that theres some beautiful villas within a student budget. We'd get a 15 minute taxi ride and it would barely cost £1.50. A can of Diet Coke is 27p. It's easy to keep spending money low. 

It's an amazing island. Add it to your bucket list, I promise it's worth it. I hope this trip is the first of many once-in-a-lifetime holidays I'll enjoy. 

1 comment

  1. Bali has always been on the same place where you are having it from the very first time till I know. It has been a good time to know about the things that are meant to be intellectual.