Good morning from the rice fields of Bali! I finally got around to having enough time to write this during my travels here and I’m so excited to share with you my journey in this beautiful home country of mine!
Many of you don’t realise but I was actually born in Jakarta, Indonesia and speak fluent (Bahasa) Indonesian. I moved over to the beaches of Sydney when I was 7 years old which was almost 20 years ago! My parents now still live in beautiful Bali (we even used to own a resort villa here!) so I often visit them for family time, however, this was really the first time I decided to explore Bali. Most of the time that I spent in Bali growing up and during my teenage years mainly revolved around spending time with the family, hanging out at our family resort and just doing regular things you would do in the comfort of your home. Although I was living in Bali I wasn’t really living and exploring the country and the amazing things it had to offer.
This time around I made the most of my 4 short days in Bali. Here’s what I got up to during my first day there (day 2-4 coming soon):
Our first destination in Bali is the island Nusa Penida. In order to get to the island you must take an hour ride on a boat from Sanur. It usually costs around 150,000 Rph for a return ticket (which is approx $10USD). The boat ride takes roughly an hour and when you arrive you can either hire a scooter or organise a guided tour (where you get driven in a van). We chose to do a guided tour and it costs around 450,000 Rph per person.
Our first stop was Angel’s Billabong and Broken Beach. The Angel Billabong is a bit of a climb down and is quite shallow but you can still swim during low tide. The waves can get pretty rough so I’d stay away from the edges. Broken Beach is a beautiful little circle with a bridge that has a fun shape under it. Great photo opps here!
Next stop is Kelingking Beach. Kelingking means pinky finger in bahasa indonesia. This place is absolutely gorgeous and there are quite a few photo pop places here. During the day there’s quite a big line so make sure to try and arrive early. I took some photos from the top but you have the option to walk down (if you’re doing a day trip you won’t have time so I recommend 2 days so you can explore the island properly).
Last stop was Crystal Bay – this is a nice beach for swimming and doesn’t require you to hike or walk too long from the car. Make sure to bring some small change (2,000 Rph or 5,000 Rph notes as they charge you 5,000 Rph to use any toilet on the island).
That’s it for Day 1 in Bali – the tour pretty much took all day – we left Sanur at 8am and returned at 6pm but it was overall so humid and tiring that I just ended up sleeping as soon as I got home.
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