I had heard a lot of things about Bali. Bad bad things. People putting methylated spirits in drinks in replacement of alcohol. Bogans everywhere. Do not go, they said. On my first overseas trips in my twenties I fell in love with Thailand, and have been back about eight times, so Bali never appealed to me. Until now. We had the opportunity to take part in a yoga retreat, and freedive, so we said a big fat YES to Bali and I am so glad I did. We have a rule of thumb when travelling which is when you get anywhere, go as far away from the airport as you can and life gets better. This is totally true and what we found in Bali, when exploring Candidasa and Amed. We loved the people, the food, the slow paced vibe here – think ubud but by the beach, with less people.
You won’t find bogans here, or busy bars, just beaches, guesthouses and green green rice fields. Enjoy the view!