This post took me a long time to write. I returned from Bali, Indonesia June 16th and it’s now the middle of November, where does the time go! I had so much to say and took over 700 pictures, but I don’t want to bore you all so I’ll just stick to the important stuff!
When I heard Bali (Island of the Gods) is a raw food paradise I just knew I had to go! I have never been outside North America and thought this trip would be really good for me. I originally had planned to visit September 2016 but life got in the way so I re-booked for May/June 2017 and thankfully it all worked out!
I was going to Bali by myself, I wasn’t nervous to travel alone but I was more worried about the long flight. I had never been on a flight longer than 6 hours, so I wasn’t sure how I would handle it. I was really surprised, the flight was not bad at all, it went by really fast, I just slept or watched movies the whole time and I met some awesome people!
One VERY important thing I learned on this trip; NEVER plan your entire trip before you arrive. I made that mistake and I ended up staying in only one hotel I had previously booked, which was at the beginning of my trip in Canggu.
I really liked Canggu, I was staying at a villa only a 5 minute walk from Berawa Beach. The surf town Canggu has an alternative, hipster vibe, and is more popular with expats and digital nomads than with tourists. Sunset walks are a must there and are very popular among the locals and tourists. It is also a good place to do day trips from. The only thing I really disliked about Canggu is that it’s IMPOSSIBLE to walk anywhere, so unless you rent a scooter (no way I was going to), then getting around was really difficult.