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 settle my travel bug. Hope you enjoy clips of my experience – restaurants, villa, diving, coffee and some seriously good food – in Canggu:
Diving in Bali
We woke up on 5:30am on Saturday morning to head to the dive shop –
The 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
- Shopping is dangerous i.e. art in Bali is unbeatable
- There is Grab in Bali so avoid the taxi scams at the airport
- Support the local produce (i.e. coffee) and don’t check emails!
- The Shady Shack; brunch, vegan & vegetarian
- Bambu; class Indonesian food with a twist *highly recommended for date dinner
- Ruko Cafe: brunch
- Cafe Organic Bali: juices and smoothies
- Burgerz: oh, how much I missed a good Australian beef burger