Bali possesses a gentle and calming virtue of life – a long contrast of what I am use to from the fast-paced reality of anxiety-induced Western city-life. The humble and up-beat locals I met throughout my journey in Bali is one of the most treasured memories of my travels. It is not until technology is foreign to a place, that I grew to appreciate the insignificance of smartphones when there is an abundance of beauty surrounding nature awaiting to be discovered on the island. It was this realisation that materialistic items were not a functional necessity and I savoured the escapism of modern society.
The party-scene of Bali – Potato Head Beach Club is the go-to. Centred around the pool bar is a picturesque view of the sunset with the biggest house DJs serenading until late-morning. ULTRA festival was held here CHECK IT OUT.
JIMBARON – RIMBA, AYANA RESORT
Staying at the famous Condé Nast recommended resort THE AYANA, lays upon the famous world renowned Bali Rock Bar at your feet.
UBUD – UBUD HANGING GARDENS
The change of scenery towards Ubud, is what is so magical about Bali. I felt like Peter Pan, transcended into a new fantasy world. Adios beaches and hello jungle forestry. Each private beach-hut surrounded by an infinity pool perfectly hung upon the hills. Framed perfectly with a sculpted view of jungle-abundance that only Tarzan would envy.
MOUNT BATUR is around a 2hr climb (at 4am and sleep-walking towards the summit…it was a bit of struggle) however, once you reach the top, you quite literally are on cloud 9…
The famous Tegallalang Rice Fields & Holy Water Tirtha Empul Temple in Ubud.