The Bali Breeze

BALI ! THAT VERY WORD INSTANTLY BRINGS UP THE PICTURE PERFECT BEACHES, TEMPLES, FOOD, SURFING, SCUBA DIVING AND A LOT OF INCREDIBLE SCENIC SPOTS FOR US TO INDULGE AND SOAK UP ON ITS BEAUTY.

ACCORDING TO A SURVEY BY THE MINISTRIES OF MARINE AND FISHERIES IN 2017 INDONESIA HAS MORE THAN 1700 ISLANDS AND BALI IS DEFINITELY ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS AND TOURISTIC DESTINATIONS AMONG THEM. BALI IS THE ONLY ISLAND WITH THE MAJORITY OF HINDU POPULATION WHICH IS A GREAT WINDOW FOR US TO EXPERIENCE THE CULTURE. THE RELIGIOUS INFLUENCE CAN BE SEEN IN EVERY CORNER OF BALI, EVERYDAY I CAN SPOT THE BEAUTIFUL TEMPLES AND VARIOUS OFFERINGS IN FRONT OF THE HOUSES AND LOCAL SHOPS.

shak suggests – Bali is a very “tourist friendly” island and the locals will never make you feel uncomfortable or judge you at any occasion. Always remember to wear “proper attire” and cover yourself with “sarongs” while visiting temples.

BALI ATTRACTS A LOT OF PEOPLE BECAUSE OF ITS FRIENDLY VIBRANT NATURE. THERE IS A HUGE NUMBER OF EXPATS WHO HAS MADE BALI THEIR SECOND HOME. IT IS VERY INTERESTING TO SEE HOW A LOT OF WESTERN OR EUROPEANS BORN PEOPLE HAS ADAPTED TO THE ASIAN CULTURE OF LIVING. BALI HAS BECAME A HUB FOR NEW ENTREPRENEURS OR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. A WIDE SELECTION OF FUNKY MODERN CAFES WITH GREAT WIFI MAKES IT AN IDEAL LOCATION FOR OFF SHORE BUSINESSES OR THE NEW MILLENNIAL CAREER CHOICE OF (DIGITAL NOMADS).

TRAVELLING IS BALI IS VERY EASY AND SAFE BECAUSE OF its MIX CULTURAL INFLUENCE AND WHILE YOU ARE WALKING AND EXPLORING YOU CAN SURELY FEEL A DIFFERENT BREEZE – THE BALI BREEZE

EXPLORING BALI

THE SOUTH OF BALI

DENPASAR IS THE CAPITAL OF BALI AND ALSO THE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, NGURAH RAI IS LOCATED REALLY CLOSE TO THE CITY. IT IS A GREAT VANTAGE POINT TO EXPLORE EVERY MAJOR SPOT IN THE SOUTH.

THE SOUTH BOASTS OF SOME FAMOUS PLACES LIKE KUTA, SEMINIYAK, LEGIAN, JIMBARAN. SANUR, TANHAH LOT, ULUWATU.

YOU CAN EASILY HIRE A CAB OR RENT A BIKE TO COVER ALL THESE SPOTS.

THE STREETS OF DENPASAR AND SEMINYAK IS FULL OF LOCAL MARKETS, RESTAURANTS, HOTELS, RESORTS, SHOPPING MALLS AND STREET VENDORS. IT IS A PERFECT MIX OF LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES.

LEGIAN AND JIMBARAN IS FAMOUS FOR THE BEACHES AND SUNSETS. SO JUST GRAB A BEER AND SOME INCREDIBLE SCENERY (IF IT’S NOT RAINY)

KUTA IS DEFINITELY THE SPOT FOR YOUR NIGHT LIFE WITH PLACES LIKE THE SKYGARDEN LOUNGE, THE PADDY’S PUB OR THE FAMOUS HARD ROCK CAFE WHERE THE NIGHT NEVER ENDS. KUTA IS ALSO FAMOUS FOR ITS SURFING ON THE BEACH WHERE LOCAL INSTRUCTORS ARE ALWAYS READY TO GIVE YOU A LESSON ON THE SPOT.

TANAH LOT AND ULUWATU HAS THE ICONIC TEMPLE SPOTS AND THEY ARE DEFINITELY MY NUMBER 1 DAY TRIPS.

TANAH LOT TEMPLE

 

THE PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THIS TEMPLE IS BREATHTAKING. IT IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT  LANDMARK’S OF BALI WITH INCREDIBLE VANTAGE POINTS AND OFF SHORE SETTING.

ULUWATU TEMPLE 

THE MAJOR HIGHLIGHT OF THIS TEMPLE IS THE SUNSET AND THE INCREDIBLE STRUCTURE WHICH IS ON TOP OF A STEEP CLIFF, 70 METERS ABOVE SEA LEVEL. ULUWATU IS ALSO FAMOUS FOR ITS TRADITIONAL KECAK DANCE OVERLOOKING THE SUNSET IN INDIAN OCEAN. BE CAUTIOUS FROM THE MONKEYS ON THIS SPOT.

shak suggests – Don’t get fooled by the perfect Instagram shots. These two places are filled with tourists and its a struggle to find that empty space

SANUR THE PERFECT SCENIC BEACH WITH THE LAID BACK GORGEOUS RESORTS. SANUR CATERS A DIFFERENT CROWD THAN KUTA OR SEMIYAK AS IT IS FILLED WITH  A LARGE NUMBER OF HIGH END RESORTS AND HOTELS ATTRACTING A LOT OF FAMILIES AND BIGGER GROUPS. IT HAS NICE MIX OF TRADITIONAL BALINESE CULTURE BLENDED WITH THE RELAXED AMBIANCE FOR A PERFECT VACATION. CHECK OUT THE HISTORICAL LANDMARKS, ART MARKET, UNDERWATER ACTIVITIES AND A MUSEUM LOCATED RIGHT ON THE BEACH.

shak suggests – Take a fast boat from the south for a quick visit to the 3 incredible tiny islands – NUSA DUA, NUSA PENIDA, NUSA LEMBONGAN.

THE UBUD AFFAIR

EAT PRAY AND LOVE – UBUD IS INFAMOUSLY FAMOUS FOR JULIA ROBERTS FINDING HER LOVE AND MEANING OF LIFE BY CYCLING THROUGH THE RICE FIELDS OF THIS VIBRANT TOWN

JULIA ROBERTS OR NOT BUT UBUD IS STILL MY FAVORITE GATE AWAY SPOT BECAUSE OF ITS PERFECT BLEND OF TRADITIONAL CULTURE, UNTOUCHED NATURE, HISTORIC TEMPLES, ARTS AND CRAFT, DELICIOUS CUISINES, SCENIC LANDSCAPES AND A LOT OF YOGA AND MEDITATION (A LOT). 

shak suggests – Don’t forget to try the most expensive coffee in the world “LUWAK COFFEE” and the process of making it. (i won’t ruin the fun for you)

click here to check some pictures with a tiny blog about this trip .

COMING TO BALI AND NOT VISITING UBUD IS LIKE HAVING A MILKSHAKE WITHOUT THE SCOOP OF THAT ICE CREAM 🙂

click here to check out more pictures and explore UBUD with me 

BALI WILL ALWAYS BE MY QUICK VACATION ISLAND BECAUSE OF ITS MAGICAL SPELL WHICH TRANSFORMS YOU TO A WORLD FULL OF VIBRANT COLORS, SCENIC BEAUTY, YOGA BARNS, CAFES AND MY MOST FAVORITE BEER BINTANG

MATUR SUKSMA 🙂
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