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Wow, Bali was absolutely magical. What a cool island. It’s filled with so much amazing culture and kind souls. The people there are some of the nicest people I’ve ever met.

10 days in bali

We visited Bali in late December to early Jan and spent the holidays there. Keep in mind for your visit that Bali is hot and humid all year round, and they only have two seasons: rainy season and non rainy season. Rainy season spans from January to March, although it never rained for a complete day during our trip. It was more a hard downpour for an hour or maybe two at a time then cleared up (and I mean HARD downpour!) Very tropical stormy.

Watch the 3 minute clip below of our amazing Bali trip to get some inspo for your upcoming travel plans!

Over the next month or two I will be sharing detailed travel guides for each area we stayed in, so stay on the lookout for that if you want some tips on what to do, where to eat, where to stay, etc. For now, I’m sharing a little bit about my experience.

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Bali is very underdeveloped in most areas outside of Seminyak and Kuta, which are more touristy, but everywhere definitely had a lot of western influences. From yoga, to organic restaurants and smoothie bowls, I was in heaven.

Don’t be afraid to ride the scooters there - it’s a must and pretty much the only way to get around within a specific area. You’ll also likely take scooter taxis there too (Uber even has this option haha!) Joe and I even both rode on the back of one scooter. To be honest, I felt even safer when the local people drove - leave it to the pros if you want!

You can also hire a driver for 250,000 IDR per half day ($17 USD). Our driver, Teja, was the kindest man and gave us great recommendations. We hired him to drive us from the different locations we stayed in. He was always on time and was so patient if we wanted to stop at a place along the way or for lunch. For Teja’s contact info, click here. PS: everyone there uses WhatsApp, so you’ll want to download that in advance.

Figure out how a cell plan as that was crucial in terms of getting around (Google Maps for driving the scooters) and speaking with the villa hosts and drivers (via WhatsApp). You can either call your provider and activate international for $10/day against your current plan, which is what I did, or purchase an Indonesian SIM card once you're there to put in your phone, if your provider/phone allows this.

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