Showing posts from November, 2019

Gili Islands: a small slice of paradise

TLDR: I'd recommend Gili Islands if you like to scuba/want to learn how to dive, have extra days visiting Bali, want to drink/party with Aussies, and/or want pictures sitting in a swing near the ocean. Not having a care in the world - except getting a pic for the gram. Half a day away from Bali, are a few tiny islands known as the Gili Islands. I first heard about them from a random girl on a train in Peru, who told me that was her favorite part of Bali. Janet and I had booked two nights on Gili Trawangan, and found a driver/boat service there after we were in Bali. We left our hotel in Ubud at 6 AM, got to the port around 8 AM, and our ferry left around 9 AM. A little over 2 hours later, we got to Gili Trawangan, the largest of the three islands. One of the first signs was this- and it represents the plethora of beer/bar options on Gili T. Right after getting on the port we walked .4 miles along the main street- noticing all the bars, places to learn how to

Bali: Eat, Pray/Play, Love

It's been almost 2 months since Bali, but I still miss the beach and being on vacay mode.   The trip could be categorized as eat, pray/play, love: eat is obviously eating, pray is praying at all the religious sites, play is for fun experiences, and love since I went for my friend Joey's wedding . Here are some highlights of things to eat and the sight-seeing in Bali: Eat:  Mangosteens by the beach - the Mangosteens were actually from Singapore tho   Nasi and mi goreng - fried rice and fried noodle Luwak Coffee: Babi guling special- roast pork with rice Satay: Dinner at Sangsaka with Blair: Pray: Stunning view at Uluwatu Temple Tirtha Empul - Holy Water Ritual Ulun Danu Batur: Play: Tegenungan waterfall: Tegallalang rice terrace swing: Infinity pool at Puri Sebali in Ubud: Strolling along Seminyak beach on the last day: