“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list”
Hope you enjoyed the first part of My Bali Journey, time for Pt 2…
Stop 6: Bali Friend Meet Up at Ubud
After some island hopping it was time to get back to Bali & explore the island. First up was Ubud! I really loved the green vegetation & serene atmosphere. It’s also the perfect spot to score some wonderful fashion & decoration items. The only negative point is that there is a lot of traffic. I was also very excited, because a good friend of mine from Antwerp was ending her 6-month travel in Bali. We explored Ubud & Canggu together; you can find all the places to visit below.
Personal Tip: If you’re getting back from the surrounding islands with a ferry Padangbai is a good arrival spot in Bali. It’s a one-hour drive to Ubud, traffic included. Concerning the taxis, try to get the best price with a driver & ask for their personal phone number so you can contact him throughout your trip.
Stop 7: Ocean Vibes At Canggu
‘Oh momma, I wanna go surfin’
Oh momma, I don’t care about nothing’
Perfect song to define the vibe in Canggu! Unfortunately the weather wasn’t really good so we decided to do some shopping & deliciously food tastings. This stop was actually the only one where I decided to visit a temple. Along with my Bali friend we went on a little motorcycle trip to Tanah Lot Temple.
Personal tip: Make sure to end one of your evenings for drinks at Old Man’s for the full surfer experience!
Stop 8: Go With The Flow At Uluwatu
Just before my last stop I chose to take a 1-day of full rest at Uluwatu.
I spotted this cute eco boutique hotel on Instagram called Sal Secret Spot. Perfect place to fully unwind. Also the staff was super kind! After arriving I decided to visit the surrounding area with a short stop at Padang Padang beach and end the evening at Single Fin drinking a Bintang & eating a pizza while watching the surfers & sunset.
Stop 9: Sunsets at Semninyak Are Proof That Endings Can Be Beautiful
Time for the last stop of my amazing Bali journey. I decided to end this trip at Seminyak, because it’s not far from the airport. It’s the perfect balance between beach & city life. In memory of this first solo trip I decided to get a wave tattoo at Artful Ink. That’s the wave life goes, amen to that!;-)
Personal tip: If you’re looking for a place to relax during the day I recommend Potato Head. You can rent a day bed for 500.000 RP (circa 30 euros). Note, it’s credit that you can spend on drinks & food. Make sure to go early (around 11 am) to secure your spot!
I hope you enjoyed reading My Bali Journey. Make sure to keep an eye on my YouTube channel for My Bali Journey Vlog!
If you’re planning a trip to Bali and you have some questions don’t mind putting them in comment.
For those who are considering planning their first solo trip I just want to say GO FOR IT! It’s for sure an experience that is worth living.
Thanks for reading! Bise, C.
Places to visit
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Tegalalang Rice Terrace
Ubud Art Market
Love Anchor Canggu
Tanah Lot Temple
Watercress Ubud (definitely try the passion fruit iced tea!)