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Experiencing Bali, Four Years Later

11 December 2012

Categories : Culture and Heritage - Adventure

Experiencing Bali, Four Years Later

Dig far enough back through the archives on Go Backpacking, and you’ll find Bali was the first place in Asia I visited on my trip around the world. It was my first time in Asia, too, so the culture shock hit me hard and fast. Walking around Kuta my first day, I quickly learned to stop making eye contact with vendors and touts, and focus on going about my business. My hotel the first few nights had a beautiful swimming pool, complete with Swedish girls. I...

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Tag : Kuta Beach, Bali Spirit Festival

Introducing the land of the Gods Bali

14 December 2012

Categories : Culture and Heritage

Introducing the land of the Gods Bali

So there I was on my second day in Bali: stuck in traffic again. The island forms a bottleneck just between Denpasar and the airport. Motor bikes are beeping, cars are jammed. There has to be more to this place, right? Of course there is. This is Bali. It’s not a world-famous tourism destination for bad traffic! So what is it about Bali? I wanted to dig a little deeper and see why this “land of the Gods” is so special. In a mere couple decades,...

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Tag : Bali Spirit Festival

Bali: The World Famous Island Destination

14 December 2012

Categories : Adventure - Water Sport - Sightseeing - Culture and Heritage

Bali: The World Famous Island Destination

Bali is world famous. The top island destination in Indonesia is synonymous with exotic travel, luxury spa resorts, idyllic beaches, picturesque mountain scenery, great food, shopping, party and all fun-related activities. The tourist haven is known as the 'island of a thousand temples', with over 90% of Balinese are Hindus. Probably one of the most photographed temples in Bali, the 11th century Uluwatu Templeis perched on top of the cliff overlooking the sea. Here...

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Tag : Bali Spirit Festival