Beaches, Bumming and Birthdays! The Bali Trip Recap

In Indonesia by Jaclynn Seah2 Comments

So this Bali trip rounds up my intensive month of travelling in March with diving in Dayang and the wedding in Brisbane, it was a fairly relaxing trip to celebrate birthdays (mine included!) and just to chillax.

I’m still trying to decide how much I love Bali as a destination – yes, you can live and eat like a king for relatively cheap, the beaches are decent, but moreso if you’re willing to pay for a private stretch. There are a ton of tourists at every corner, and the shops reflect as much. The people are really friendly though, and while we had the usual touts and taxi drivers trying to overcharge us, most of the people we interacted with were especially helpful and forthcoming, so I’m definitely impressed by the warmth as a whole.

But I haven’t really got much of a benchmark for comparison, since I’ve hardly indulged in a chillax beach  holiday, but I wouldn’t say no to returning one day that’s for sure!

A lot of time was spent in our Mutiara Bali villa in the Seminyak area, though we did take the time to check out Jimbaran and Kuta as well, visiting a total of 3 beaches in our 4-day trip. You can see the pre-trip post here, and more detailed posts will be coming up, but in the meantime here are a couple of photos that illustrate what we got up to most of the time, which was eat, soak and laze around!

50% of the trip spent lazing here or in the water

In one of many shops in the Seminyak area

We were lucky to get a stunning sunset on our first night there

On the other days it was drearier weather though we escaped any actual rain

And I brought my sunhat along though I didn’t have much chance to wear it myself…


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