What a country! It couldn’t be any more diverse. There wasn’t too much coming from us, but just because we were so much on the road and have seen so many things over the past time. From beach to rain forest – atop volcanoes and from one temple to the next. The mentality of the people is just as different as the scenery in every place. Today, we just want to give you a sneak peak at what we’ve seen and experienced.
Further details and info’s are just being put together by Susi for our Travel Knowledge page about Bali, while Chris is busy editing our first VLog. We hope to give you a better impression with some moving images instead of pictures while making you more excited for new destinations. By the way: our first VLog is already done and can be found here as well as on Instagram.
But now enough promoting and without further ado, let’s get to our first stops in Bali.
Our first destination was Ubud. It’s buzzing, full of people. Two must-dos are the Ubud Market and the famous Tegalalang Rice Terraces.
Another highlight was the Sacred Monkey Forest. The monkeys even “attacked” Susi and pulled her hair until they finally gave up. But the took the Minion key chain with them into the dark void of the forest.
We completed this day with a sunset hike to the Campuhan Ridge Walk and one of many delicious bargain dinners for 100000IDR (ca. 6EUR/7USD/9AUD) each, that we highly recommend.
Obviously, we also visited the Lempuyang Temple while we were there, as well as the Tirta Gangga. What a temple! What a chaos! To get a picture taken, you have to draw a number and wait – 4 hours in the heat. Just to get your infamous Instagram shot… With a mirror under the camera to make it look more impressive. You have about 30 seconds for your shot, before your turn is over, but the result was kind of worth it :).
The last stop on our Ubud trip was a quick swim in the Tukad Cepung waterfall. Just as many tourists as everywhere else and really not too comfortable without shoes, but anyways really worth it!
That’s it for today, but stay tuned for our next part of the Bali posts. We hope we were able to get you a good impression of what we’ve seen before we tell you about volcanoes, scooter rides and black beaches next time.