I Heart Bali

It’s been a week now but I still have Bali fever!  Sometimes, I get this glassy-eyed look and space out, remembering the fun times we had in the “Island of the gods”.  It’s like I can still feel the sun scorching, the big waves rolling and the sound of our motorbike as we criss-cross the narrow streets.  Oh, I love Bali!

What’s there to loooove?
1. Waves…that are meant for surfing. First time in my life to see surfers waiting for that big one they can ride on.  I thought I’ve already seen good ones in La Union last year, but this one really made my jaw drop.  I really wished I had joined them and didn’t just sit on the sideline. 
There are many surfing instructors/ schools dotting Kuta Beach.  We’re lucky to have found one two who gave us a good deal and good company (we even went to dinner with them).  Ryan and Jerry were our tickets to the local life.  
2. Food at very reasonable prices.  One thing I love doing when I go to a new place is trying their street food.  In Bali, it’s no different.  But what surprised me most was that whether it’s street food or resto fare, they are spicy and cheap.  
Note: USD1 = IDR10,000

Don’t miss out on sunset dinner at Jimbaran.  Too bad we got there a bit late but we still enjoyed our dinner by the beach.
3. Sites/ Parks/ Nature/ Temples that dot the landscape.  I guess what sets Bali apart from a regular beach town is that although there are commercial establishments jotting the area, the culture and the Hindu way of life are still visible.  It’s like them saying “you are visitors to our place, you adjust to us and not the other way around”.  The locals still carry out their traditional customs and beliefs.  And there are still temples in the middle of the busy downtown.

4. Nightlife. What can I say…you have to be there! The clubs at Legian are the places to see and be seen. 

5. Shopping to your heart’s content…and more.  There’s a long street intended just for retail therapy. And yes, they cater to the surfing crowd.

Our Bali trip with friends was truly one for the books.  It was a perfect mix of great place, great food and even greater people.
I’m already dreaming of the next big adventure.
Oh, I have to share with you photos of our resort.  We stayed in a Balinese-inspired villa.  It was sooo relaxing and quiet and romantic haha

To the people who made our Bali trip memorable…you know who you are…THANK YOU! šŸ™‚

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16 thoughts on “I Heart Bali

  1. Ang mura ng food! Bali is in my bucket list! I’ve heard so many wonderful things especially about Ubud.

    Hintayin ko ang iyong next Bali adventure šŸ™‚

  2. It’s cheap talaga. Actually even the accommodations are reasonable. Too bad we didn’t go to Ubud na. Bitin talaga, maybe next time šŸ™‚

  3. Hindi pa ako nakakalabas ng Pilipinas, sis. Pero we’re planning to visit Asian countries starting this year. First stop namin is SG after that isunod ko talaga ‘tong Bali. May mga nakita ako sa net na pictures ang Romantic eh. Sarap mag-second honeymoon! Hehehe.. šŸ˜€

    • Go sis! Of course, feeling ko mas maganda pa rin dito sa tin. Yun lang, maa-appreciate mo ring talaga ang ibang lugar.

      Go for that 2nd honeymoon hahaha šŸ™‚

  4. My family has not went out of the country yet, but when I knew about the pink sand, which can only be found in Bali, Indonesia; I included the country in one of my to-visit places! šŸ™‚

    • Go to Bali – it’s not called Island of the gods for nothing šŸ™‚

  5. Yup I was surprise to see the prices. All of my friends who’ve gone there are all saying the same thing….Bali is beautiful.

    • Cheap talaga – we rented a motorbike for the day for only USD6 including petrol na ha

  6. wow wow wow sis! This is on my list too. Parang simple pa rin life doon? Oh I want to see the beach talaga.

    • simple life, simple food but really nice people šŸ™‚

  7. I’ve been meaning to go here after I watched Eat, Pray and Love movie. Madali lang ba magtour or need to hire a tour guide?

    • Go on your own na lang. The Bali airport is around 5 to 10 minutes away lang from the resorts. Would reco that you rent a motorbike to go around. But if you’re planning to go to Ubud which is about 1.5 hours away from Kuta, rent a car na lang.

  8. Will add this to my must-visit destinations. I remember my British patient who owns a Villa in Bali and used to tell me how wonderful it is there.

    • You should really go. It’s not that mas maganda sya sa Boracay ha, kasi for me mas maganda pa rin ang sand ng Boracay. Pero I like the vibe of the place kasi – mas welcoming, mas relaxed

  9. Oh my! Hubby and I have been planning on a trip to Bali- but I keep putting it off because I don’t want to leave the kids behind. Ang ending namin, beach trip na lang WITH the kids.

    Kim, Mom On Duty

    • Hi Kim, I think Bali is best enjoyed with friends. But it doesn’t mean you can’t bring your kids because I’m planning nga to bring our daughter next time. go na!

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