Bali was a bucket list item for me. I checked the box, and can't wait to return. There are several sides to Bali and while many many many of them will leave you wanting more, others will make you wonder what the fuss was about. Large swathes of the northern part of the island is almost virgin territory, full of jungles, trails, verdant hills and secluded beaches waiting to be explored. But some parts of the south are a (successful) case study in textbook large scale commercial tourism and home to mega resort townships like Nusa Dua- excellent for honeymooners, but not so much for backpackers looking for an authentic experience in Balinese island life.
Located in relative proximity to Australia and major Asian hubs like Bangkok and Singapore, Bali has emerged as an extremely popular tourist getaway in the last few decades. From luxury resorts in the south, cozy cottages nestled in the rice plantations of Ubud, to tiny cafes selling homemade soursop jam, and secluded beaches like Nyang Nyang beach, Bali deserves your time. Be generous with it :)Read More