So its been a while since I posted up here after my new year resolutions post. As I had said in that list, there are many things I want to achieve this year and I have been able to achieve two of them so far….. well lets say two for now and hopefully the rest as the year progresses.
I have been able to move my blog site from WordPress to being self hosted and I am still learning the tweaks about it. Since January I have traveled through Indonesia from its capital to its tropical island Bali which there is a post of it coming on here up soon. Since then,I have been to Philippines twice and Bali twice and I think I have fallen in love with this famous tropical island.
Each day I get to discover a new part of it and as always , I wanted to share with you guys the reasons to love this place beyond it been the paradise that it is.
1. Ethic Diversity
This point really is the most reason why I ended up coming here twice in a row and intend to come back more. There is an amazing ethnic blend in Bali that, you will easily fit in. In Bali everyone is just like anyone , you don’t get stared at which really it’s comforting to me as traveling through Asia had most times made me the object of attention but in Bali I am just like any other person. You could fit right in and people would not even notice that you got a different skin color or different hair or weird-looking. As a matter of fact this island is a major holiday destination and different diversity of people troop in so basically you will never be the first of any race to visit.. except of-course you are an alien…take my word on that especially coming from a kinky haired black-skinned African girl like me.
Must I talk about this! Bali has one of the most beautiful weathers I have ever seen. A tropical island with the right dose of sunshine in the day and the perfect amount of humidity at night. isn’t it just nice for a weather to know when it’s supposed to be hot and when it’s supposed to be cool? I find it beautiful and its one of my many reasons why I have fallen in love with this place.
3. New Things To Discover
Despite Bali being a small island, well it not really that small. There is always new things to discover each day, from its beautiful nature to new things being opened up and built each day. There is always enough to keep you occupied. Looking at it,I have only been to three places here and there is still more to see, from Ubud to kota, Seminyak and yet there is Jimbaran and a whole lots of places t see. Talk of the beach view bars and restaurants been opened up almost every time. You just gotta love it.
4. Budget For Every Pocket
Being a budget traveler , this really an important topic for me. Most people see Bali as a rich tourist destination and luxurious which really it is but it is a place to have a budget travel and live comfortably. At just about 10$ you could get a big home stay or a hotel with all amenities and still enjoy the island like a boss chick. There are restaurants around where the budget traveler could have a meal for just about 5$ and still eat and take those beautiful instagram worthy pics. There are those bars where you could get a drink for little as 3$ and still get to have a feel of a beach front and enjoy a wi-fi as long as you intend to sit there. Yeah doesn’t that sound amazing… oh and those coffee shops, always a place to meet fellow travelers.
5. Balinese Cuisine
The Indonesian food is one of the best cuisines . There is always a flavour to discover ,a new food to taste and damn if you love them, you will be really spending little on food as it costs less.. from he nasi gorengs to the nasi puti,…. I am just getting the words right after lots of practice. It isn’t surprising most tourist take cooking classes when the visit the island. The Indonesian food is something anyone should try when they visit …take it from a picky eater who cringes her nose at foods she doesn’t know,,, but now I just gulp down and crave at the thought of the amazing varieties of the food out here.
6. Beautiful Sunsets.
Sunsets in Bali ,are are the most beautiful work of art i have ever seen. Its just breathtaking beautiful that it has become my routine of not missing it and i just love capturing it, even though i am not a photography pro, i always get beautiful shots. Sunsets in Bali, isnt something not to be missed.
Though there are many reasons to love this place, I guess this are the five things a wanderer like Jo was able to comply and show you guys. Believe me there are many other reasons to love Bali like the beaches and the variety of English speaking locals, the ambiance among other things which really should make Bali your next tourist destination.
I will keep you guys updated on my little budget travelling in Bali and until then Selamat Pagi ….only word i have learnt so far.. lol
What is your favorite travel destination? have you ever been to Bali? What did you love about it?
Let me know in comments down below.