Bali. Famously infamous for its beaches, rice paddies, yoga retreats and Australian tourists.
My first trip to the island was not what I had expected – rowdy backpackers, cat-calling, and an indecent local man exposing himself to us (do not stay in New Seminyak) – but L encouraged me to give it another shot.
A three day weekend turned out to be exactly what I needed to cure my travel bug. Sharing my experience at Canggu’s restaurants, our villa, diving, coffee and some seriously good food.
Diving in Bali
We woke up on 5:30am on Saturday morning to head to the dive shop.
Three dives at three different sites were well worth it: Nusa Penida; Manta Point; Crystal Bay
- First and foremost, be kind to the environment, respect the culture and the people because you are a guest
- Rent a motorbike to get around (only if you can drive one, sounds obvious but bears repeating)
- Indulge in the ‘clean food’ and yoga classes
- Art in Bali is fantastic, so prepare your eyes and wallets
- Transportation: Grab (Uber of SEA) is present in Bali so avoid the taxi scams at the airport
- Support the local produce such as coffee and don’t check emails!