It would be impossible for me to tell you about my trip to Bali in one blog post. It might even be impossible for me to tell you about my trip to Bali in five blog posts. But Bali was a 2017 goal for me and I want to share it with you – so the first way I’m going to do that is by giving you snapshots from Bali.
Snapshots from Bali
A few days before leaving for Bali, I got a travel alert to my email. Mt. Agung was registering a lot of activity and could erupt at any moment. I was so anxious. I thought “I spent all this time planning my first trip to Asia and a volcano 30 miles from where I’m staying is going to erupt!“.
Luckily, my anxiety was just that and our trip went on without any volcanic eruptions. Even though many were evacuated from the mountain, life in Ubud went on without a hitch.
There is so much I want to share with you guys about Bali and what I learned. But first I’m going to show you it.
I stayed at the most beautiful hotel in Ubud, Bali. It was far enough away from the center of town to feel like we were in our own private jungle but close enough to be in the center of town within ten minutes.
How can I even explain the feeling of arriving to Bali that first night? After 25 hours of travel, we were upgraded temporarily the first night to a pool villa. It was after midnight when we arrived. When I walked in I knew it was the most beautiful room I’ve ever stayed in. We jumped in the pool, a little delirious from the travel as it started gently raining. Listening to the sound of the rain in Bali with my best friend next to me made for one of the most content moments of my life. It’s a feeling I won’t ever forget.
The next few days were met with a lot of exploring Bali. Lush greenery every way we turned.
We made it to rice fields and cliff side temples.
We ate all the nasi goreng we could get our hands on.
And explored the local culture and food by taking a Balineese cooking class.
We spent a night having an almost private nine course dinner looking over the city of Ubud.
We saw the Indian Ocean for the first time.
And watched the sunset over the water.
What can I say about my time in Bali? It was beautiful and inspiring.
And I can’t wait to tell you more.