The next day when we woke at the beautiful Menjangan Dynasty Resort, the clouds had cleared and it was a glorious day. I had Whatsapped a small company called West Bali Explorer to take us on a snorkelling trip to Menjangan island. The trip was about 1/3 of the price as the resort and the… Continue reading Exploring West Bali and Day Trip to Ijen Crater
After a great day on Pete's birthday on Nusa Penida, we decided to actually spend time on Bali today 😂 I have been to Bali before, and although everyone says that Ubud is supposed to be the Balinese capital of culture and beauty, to be honest, I don't feel this way. Ubud is commercial, busy,… Continue reading One day driving around Ubud
Stage 3 of our Big Easter Adventure! It's Pete's birthday on 5th May, which was in 2 days, so for his birthday, I suggested upgrading our 9-hour direct flight from Auckland to Bali to business class. We've flown business before with Etihad by using their bidding service, we bid £100 each for the upgrade and… Continue reading Day Trip to Nusa Penida from Bali
After some amazing beaches in Lombok, we returned to Bali on the slow boat from Lembar. We headed back to Kuta and checked into Ananta guest house, a lovely little apartment along one of the backstreets. Last time we were in Kuta, when we first arrived in Bali, I lost my purse on a night… Continue reading Bali Road Trip; Amed, Lovina, Munduk, Kuta, Uluwatu.
After not really feeling like we saw the 'real' Bali so far, we headed out on a bus East to Padang Bai. Here is supposed to be more chilled with lots of Balinese temples in the foothills of Gunung Agung. After a slow, albeit short, journey on the bus, we checked in to a room… Continue reading Learning to Love Bali in Padang Bai
We took a minibus from Kuta to Ubud and arrived quite late. We checked into a place that had been recommended to me by several people, Happy Mango, but we found it to have little of the atmosphere and friendliness that I'd been promised, so the following day we moved across the village to Sania's… Continue reading “Culture” in Ubud
After almost a month solo travelling in Malaysia, and this time it was really solo - The whole time travelling up til then I met people who tagged along with me in a little group. We travelled together and hung out. Sometimes only for 1 or 2 days, but still. It means that often, when… Continue reading Spontaneous Trip to Bali…