For my birthday in Bali, I decided to forego my usual backpacker’s budget and book a boutique hotel and a table at one of the most talked-about eco-friendly restaurants in Seminyak. If you can’t splash out for your birthday, when can you? Getting to Seminyak My birthday in Bali began with a long taxi ride […]
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Bali is an incredibly special island, full of spirituality and beauty. But it is becoming increasingly busy so you need to know where to go.
To the south of the island you have Uluwatu and Sanur, where I found a fabulous beachfront yoga studio and went back to school to learn Balinese massage. To the east you have the laid-back black sand beach resorts of Amed, where you can scuba dive a famous shipwreck. From Amed you can catch a fast boat to the nearby Gili Islands which are well-loved by backpackers.
In the heart of Bali, among the forested mountains you will find the peaceful village of Munduk where you can explore the waterfalls, see incredible sunsets and embark on a thrilling off-road adventure tour. Then to the west you have the lesser known beach towns of Pemuteran and Balian which are well worth a visit.
Browse my posts below for my top tips on the best Bali destinations and inspiring things to do in Bali. Alternatively, read my round-up of all the most stunning places to visit in Bali here.
Escape the busy tourist areas of Bali and head to Munduk for a breath of fresh air. It’s the perfect place to relax and appreciate the nature around you. You may arrive for a couple of days but end up staying for a week, like we did on our two-month tour of Bali. Read on […]
“Massage is a beautiful thing to share with someone,” said Petra, who runs a practice in her native Germany. Our Balinese massage teacher, Sri, agreed and explained to us how the power of healing touch has been used for centuries to soothe aching muscles and promote well-being. This is how to do a fabulous massage course […]
We were watching the mythical Kecak and Fire dance at Pura Uluwatu, the famous cliff-side temple in southern Bali, when one of the performers looked at me, held his hand out and invited me up to dance in front of the 300-strong crowd. Costumed in white, with a large goggly-eyed mask, this clown-like character was […]