Hello from sunny Paris! I just come back yesterday from Bali after two weeks of adventures. I have to say that it has been super intense and unfortunately I didn’t have much time to write anything from there. Yet, I’m back with useful tips and a cool Top 5 of the best things to do in Bali.
1. Enjoy a gorgeous sunset from the Uluwatu Temple (Water Temple)
My favorite evening lookout spots is this cliff-side temple called Uluwatu Temple or also Water Temple. The view from there is simply incredible. Besides the nature is beautiful, preserved and wild. A must do! (don’t miss an evening kecak dance there for a traditional experience)
2. Meeting with Ketut Liyer from Eat Pray and Love
This was something I wanted to do since a long time. When I first came in Bali five years ago I didn’t have the opportunity to meet him. Indeed, who is Ketut Liyer? For those of you who don’t know him, he’s a 9th generation healer in Bali who was featured in the movie Eat Pray and Love with Julia Roberts. He is approximately 100 years old. Many people don’t know that he was already well known before both popular book and movie. When we arrived at his house, I saw his son who is now doing the consultations since Ketut can’t anymore, he is sick from Alzheimer. Yet, I was able to talk to him for several minutes. Definitely something to do if you want a beautiful human experience, either it’s with Ketut or another balinese healer!
3. Down to Earth, Vegetarian Restaurant
It’s sometimes a real challenge to eat good and healthy food as you travel, specially if like me you have a strict diet and can’t eat everything. As a vegetarian I was so happy to find this place and I really recommend it to all the vegetarians out here! The food is just delicious, organic and healthy. The atmosphere is also great. Absolutely necessary!
4. Trip along the river
If you want something beyond the beaten track, this expedition is for you. The place is not even indicated in any maps since it’s a secret location far from everything. No tourists at all and the promise of a total and unique immersion.
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5. And last but not least, the Bali Tower!
An oasis of peace in the middle of the West Bali National Park. It’s not rare to meet various animals like deers, monkeys… Perfect for an eco-retreat! Coral cliffs and marine life will help you understand why this part of Bali is mythical, this is ocean-life at its absolute best.