This short name alone brings dreams to a lot of people.
One may think island, exotic, Asia, flowers, colours, beach, diving, volcanoes, rice fields, yummy food …
The best way to discover this Indonesian island would probably involve staying at least a couple of weeks with a good pair of hiking shoes. Meeting people, discovering villages, hiking in the middle of rice fields away from the tourists’ paths, climbing a volcano, going all the way to the adjacent island of Lombok, scuba diving, …
But what if you had only a handful number of days to spend there? (and/or if like me you were traveling there with 3 little ones!!). Then your best bet is probably to hire a taxi-driver for a day on the road…
Well welcome to my express road-trip to Bali!!
There is a few things that you can expect to see in Bali even on a very short trip:
You are going to see lots of temples and sculptures. Big ones, small ones. You will see some even on the side of the road on your way from the airport to your hotel.
2- Offerings and Flowers
Offerings are everywhere: on the side walk, in your hotel, on the beach, and of course in the temples.
3- Small markets and yummy looking fruits
4- Rice fields (within a short driving distance from Ubud)
5- Hard working people
6- Awesome gas stations
7- Dancers (in Ubud)
8- You may even come across a village’s celebration
9- And make sure to relax a little on the beach (a massage?) before catching you plane!