Hellooo Gulabis !
As promised in my previous blog, I am back here on track with your Gulabi Mondays with Bali Diaries Part 2.
I know you guys enjoyed the last blog and are eagerly waiting for the second part. So let’s get started.
I told you about 5 must do/visit places in Bali in my last blog, and continuing that here are the remaining 5 things from the Top 10 List. I have also mentioned the basic things you should know while travelling to Bali.
6. Coffee plantations:
Coffee plantations are pretty famous in Bali, where you can visit and have a look closely how exactly different type of coffees are made. Also you can try all the varieties of coffee and then buy the one you like.
One of the most interesting feature of the coffee plantation is the Luwak coffee, which is the most expensive coffee and it’s beans are actually processed from the shit of the animal Luwak.
Haha! Yes that’s true, don’t be disgusted it’s super interesting when you actually witness it.
7. Nusa Dua beach:
If you are crazy for beaches and water sports is your passion , this is the place for you. Here you can try out different water sports but the highlight is the diving . You can spot lot of turtles during the dive , which is an amazing sight.
8: Shopping :
And here it is , the most awaited and loved section by all my Gulabis .
Shopping in Bali is like an experience on its own . Majorly the street shopping is super amazing as well as cheap .
You can pick up some amazing handcrafts , wooden, tribal kind off stuff for decor and bohemian kinda jewellery plus nice cotton beach wear kind a clothes .
Places to shop:
* Monkey forest market, ubud is a very good place to shop amazing street things with some very good cafe and resto . Also you can head to indian tandoor resto for great Indian food.
* Seminiyak: Street market as well as you can spot some amazing brand stores with great options but this boutique brands are a little towards expensive side but is worth the penny .
Bali is a crazy place for shopping , where ever you go you will find shopping around you . We have almost shopped everyday .
*Best Buy at Bali is the dream catcher ,if you are crazy for dream catchers you are gonna fall in love with it as you can buy amazingly pretty dream catcher of 4 feet long within 750 INR.
P.S. Don’t forget to bargain.
* Check out what I bought :
9: Safari :
I know basic safari and zoo sounds boring but they have something more to offer .
Over here night safari is worth for the experience of tigers jumping over your cage and the feel of you being in the cage and tiger outside . Haha yea !
Also, they have another interesting concept of having breakfast with animals like Chimpanzees , Lions, etc .
So if you want some fun kinda episode , nothing scary at all you can definitely try this out .
10: Rice terrace and swing :
if you are the one who loves to shoot the landscape beauty plus the picture perfect and one of the most famous place for photography is the rice terrace during the sun rise and its beautiful scenes of rice paddies involving the subak .Also, Some souvenir sellers and the old farmer will seem occasionally pushy but shop only if you are good with bargain.
Bali swing is another super interesting photo spot, with an amazing view on the canyon and waterfall. This is the perfect place to give you that Adrenaline rush.
Also I am sorry that I was not able to get good images for you guys at this two places.
So,yes these were the 10 best and not to be avoided places in Bali .
Also,there is batik factory if you are an art lover than it might interest you, and you can shop the batik stuff also from there.
Some important pointers to remember while travelling Bali :
Good time to travel: Oct-Feb
Flight journey get a bit hectic ,as there is no direct flight to Bali. You generally need to take a layover at Kuala Lumpur for an hour or so. Making it a straight 9 hour journey from Mumbai to Bali via Kuala Lumpur .
Vegetarians – Do carry your house hold snack as its bit difficult to get Indian food all the time. Though there are some really good Indian food resto with amazing food.
Always carry dollars in cash or card and you can exchange it into Bali currency easily over there.
Most interesting and funny fact about Indonesian currency is 500 INR = 1,00,000 IDR. (Yes our Indian currency 500 rs is 1 lac in Indonesian currency)It is really funny when you get the bill stating 2,50,000 for food. Haha !
Visa is on arrival and free of cost for Bali.
I would highly recommend you guys to stay at Seminiyak, as it is a good place to stay, good for night life, great street shopping too.
Some more of Bali:
I think these are some of the things you should take into consideration while planning your vacation.
Hope you enjoyed my travel blog as much I did exploring Bali. If you have any questions please feel free to ask, I will be more than happy to help you guys.
Also,i will write about all my outfit of the day during my Bali visit in my next blog.
Till then, keep sharing and subscribing .
Lots of love,