Our final destination for this Asian trip was incredible Bali, Indonesia. We spent five days in this magic place. Even though it was almost purely “touristic” experience, I enjoyed every single hour of it.
I think Bali is popular because it can meet every demand and taste. Whether you like beaches, nature, hiking, extreme sports, culture, or parties all night long – Bali has it all. But above all, like anywhere, it’s the Balinese people that make the island so special.
I have made tons of photos after the trip. I decided to pick just some of them for the next few posts to give an idea why Bali is not to be missed.
So here we go.
Arrived in the Ngurah Rai International airport (Denpasar). The first impressions of Bali were very positive: modern, clean, beautiful airport with very polite and helpful staff.
In the arriving hall: time to rent a car. Prices for car rental are very reasonable in Bali. We were assisted by a super sweet woman and a nice guy named Yoga.
Tropical lush near the airport
On the way to the guesthouse
In the countryside: welcome to ESS (“Eat, Sleep, Skate”).
Drowning in the garden of green
Super big glass door that I absolutely loved
Swimming pool with refreshing water
And another natural shower :).
The place was originally a skating park founded by a famous French skateman. It was later turned into a cozy gueshouse.
On the road
Our first beach the following day: Mengiat beach
Up in the air
Three musketeers chilling out
Sunset over the ocean
To sum up the first two days, my biggest impressions were: the aiprort, our amazing residence (including a very friendly owner, and the guitar which I love playing), swimming in the ocean, and the traditional Balinese massage.
Balinese massage deserves special mentioning.
It was something out of this world: special massage cloth and cover, the lady in traditional Balinese dress, soft music and candle, gentle but strong touch, oils and smells, a soothing mask on the face… And all this arranged by the owner right in our gueshouse. For me, it felt like an authentic cultural ritual rather than just a massage.
Terima kasih, Bali!