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Friday, January 30, 2015

My Favorite Pictures from Bali, Indonesia

It's been half a year since my trip to Asia last summer and I still haven't quite gotten around to writing about it - that's how crazy behind I am on blogging! But now that grey January is coming to its rainy end, I figured many of us could use a reminder of sunny summer days and went through my photography folder to share some of my favorite pictures of the beautiful island of Bali in Indonesia with you. Visiting Bali was my first foray into Southeast Asia and I quickly noticed that all the talk on the internet was certainly true: Bali is beautiful!

I was in Bali for ten days and spent a couple of nights each in completely different regions of the island.  Bali may not be large, but with majestic volcanoes, lush rice fields, steep cliffs and sandy beaches the landscape was so varied that staying in just one place would have felt like too much of an restriction. Bali is an amazing travel destination, no matter your budget and I would even argue that I have never been anywhere else that offers such good value for money. The food is great, even if you follow a special diet, the people are friendly and the nature is fantastic - Bali does have the complete package! There are some parts that can be quite crowded and touristy, but getting off the beaten track in the back-country is really easy.

But if you're still not convinced that you should visit Bali one day, maybe the following pictures will get your wanderlust flowing!

The view from our fantastic homestay in Munduk in the north of Bali. 

Munduk's Main Street || Melanting Waterfall

Danau Buyan

The temple Pura Ulun Danu Beratan in Bedugul

At the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Pura Taman Ayun

Street Scene from Ubud

Ubub's Monkey Forest - keep your glasses safe, these guys are known to be vicious! 

Religious offerings - you'll find these everywhere in Bali, even on the windshields of cars! 

Sunrise Hike to Mount Batur

One of many fresh young coconuts that I demolished during my time in Bali

Balinese Dancing in Ubud

Pura Tanah Lot, one of the most unique religious sides I've ever seen

Scenes from Uluwatu

Jimbaran - will I have a week as pretty on my next birthday?

Have you been to Bali before? Would you want to visit?


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