Bali, Indonesia

My first trip to Indonesia was nothing short of incredible. In just over two weeks, we covered as much ground as we could. We included Canggu, Ubud, Nusa Penida, and the Gili islands in our trip.

 

Some statues we went diving for off the coast of Gili Meno. This was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever experienced in my life.

 

Canggu ended up being our home base, we stayed at a few different hostels and air bnbs around there. Canggu had exceptional food and a laid back relax surf vibe. We met a bunch of friends here that we ended up traveling with for the remainder of our trip.

The best hostel I’ve ever stayed at in my life also calls Canggu home. It is called The Farm Hostel and it not only had two pools and a delicious restaurant and bar in it, but it was clean and the people that pass through there are nothing short of exceptional. If you get the chance to stay there at some point, even if you think hostels aren’t your thing, I encourage you to do so.

 
A rope swing we found in rice terraces in Ubud. This was taken super super early in the morning just as they were opening and before the crowd came.

A rope swing we found in rice terraces in Ubud. This was taken super super early in the morning just as they were opening and before the crowd came.

 

PACKING FOR BALI

I always make a point to pack as light as I can. This trip I brought a total of two outfits, one I wore onto the plane, and one I kept in my backpack. My backpack included the two outfits (a black romper, a pair of shorts, and a black tank top), my computer, my camera, a few cords, a swimsuit and two pairs of underwear. The majority of Bali’s transportation is by scooter or motorcycle, so it’s important to be able to bring everything you have with you on your back, or you’ll be spending a lot of time and money on taxis.

A few things I bought in Bali that I found to be useful were -

A padlock. I found tons of places in Bali that had the ability to lock with a padlock, which is important if you’re traveling with any sort of valuables.

A small purse. The purse I picked up was actually the exact same design as one I’d been looking at in California, except the one in California was $120 and the one from Bali was $7. Either way, it’s nice to have something a little smaller than a backpack when you’re scootering around.

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