Bali, Bali, Bali ❤️
Every since I watched Eat Pray Love, it’s been on my bucket list.
Something about the peaceful surroundings and that funny Balinese man excited 15 year old Le-an into falling in love with this island.
And I can’t believe I finally got the chance to see it. Unlike my previous international trips in Hongkong and Kuala Lumpur, this trip was away from the city, with nature crawling its way into your life <3
Here are the top 5 things I loved about Bali:
- The way nature enveloped the cities
In Bali, a building couldn’t be taller than a coconut tree. That meant that all the buildings were at a maximum of three floors. And even if you were in the main cities, you couldn’t go a minute without seeing something green. A tree, a plant or a whole garden greeted you on every turn of your head, making the whole island seem like it’s all a big forest with a few buildings in it.
- The Balinese People
They were always smiling! There were a couple of people who became our favorite whenever we passed by their shops, like this pretty lady right here. She tended to a shop on the way to the Monkey Forest, which is on the way to the city from where we were staying. Everytime we passed by she would always scream “Hi!” and wave at us <3
- Temples. EVERYWHERE.
This was probably one of my favorite things to do in Bali: temple hunting. We would simply walk around the streets and we would keep finding these beautiful temples.
- The house entrances
According to their beliefs, the entrance to their house was one of the important areas since that’s where evil spirits could come in. So they would make it beautiful and have their Dvarapala, stone guards, to protect them.
- The healthy food
There was this amazing restaurant we kept going back to, Ubud Mama. It was a 2 minute walk from our place, and it was owned by the wife of the owner of our place. Her food was simply amazing, and every other place we ate. It always had vegetables at the side, either with beef or chicken. Everything was simply heavenly. I even lost weight just because a small portion was already enough to fill you up!
I was only in Bali for five days, so I know there’s more out there! And I’m looking forward to knowing more soon 😉