22.04.2013 - 15.05.2013
We unfortunately have not posted since returning from our Asia Trip. We were unable to get to the blog while we finished the trip in Bali. As we are close to embarking on another adventure, we decided that it would be prudent to post our pictures and show everyone our experiences while visiting the islands of Bali and Gili T. For those of you who have read this blog in the past, you are well aware that some of our blog posts can be "lengthy". This will not be one of those. This post is made to illustrate our last 3 weeks in Asia through pictures and less from reading. We feel that no matter what we write down on this page, it will never be able to describe the pictures better then simply looking at them. We will say though that Bali and the Gili islands were one of our favorite destinations. The people were amazing and genuine, the food was good and the sites were so unique, that each new destination left us in awe. Each place on these islands has a different story to tell and a different way of life. We were blown away that an island that is 5,780 km² (about the same size as Prince Edward Island), could have so many diverse areas and sites to see. We thank you Bali for inviting us in and showing us your amazing landscape and outstanding character.
Amazing surfing and even better Sunsets
Great Little Town with an Awesome Vibe. Great place to base yourself as you are super close to many great sites and temples. And it also has a monkey forest - Lindsays favorite.
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
One of the most beautiful Temples we have EVER seen!!
If you have ever wondered what it was like before tourism took over in places like Thailand and to some extent Bali, we feel like the Gili Islands are it. Don't get us wrong, they are still a tourist destination, however it has a sense of peace to it that is hard to find. No motorized vehicles, only accessible by boat, AMAZING sunsets, movie nights on the beach, you can walk the entire island in 2 hours (Gili T is the largest of the three) and the best part is lots of sun and even more BINTANG. The only thing we recommend is to buy your return ticket before you get to the island, or else you will pay for it. OOPS!!
Jimbaran & Seminyak
Seminyak is along the same coast as Kuta, but is a bit farther north and has an older crowd. Another great base to explore the south and Tanah Lot.
The best fresh seafood you will find in Bali. The fishermen go out all day, then bring in the days catch and serve it in restaurants spread out all along the beach. One of the best meals we have ever had.
Pura Ulu Watu
Fantastic Temple on the side of a cliff. Gorgeous Views. Watch out for the monkeys as they steal anything and everything that isn't attached to you. We even watched one monkey open a bottle of water and drink from it!
Great Temple. It's an island when the tide is in and only accessible once the tide recedes. Very Busy. If you go to the left of the temple and walk till you see a golf course, you get away from the crowds and have amazing, unobstructed views of Tanah Lot and the ocean.
Bali was a great adventure for us. We will forever take with us all of things that we learned and all of the lessons that were thrust upon us. We say goodbye to these fantastic islands, but I am sure we will be back someday to explore all of the places that we missed on this trip.