Bali is a small island but there is a lot to do – a vacation to Bali doesn’t have to be just sea and sand unless you want it. Even you don’t need to go anywhere near the beach if sunbathing is not a pleasant idea. We have rice fields! Volcano! Elephant Park! Yoga backwards! If you visit Bali for the first time, here is a list of destinations that must be visited.
There’s still a lot that I haven’t seen on this island and hopefully I can add to this list as soon as I venture further I really want to explore further – I have never been to the west or north of the island (no more, to west rather than Amed) and I hope to persuade Made to take several trips this year because children are getting better at traveling by car.
Bali doesn’t seem to be on the main backpacker circuit but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to travel here cheaply. Yes, there are many luxury villas and 5-star hotels if you have a few thousand dollars that you want to pass in a few days but it is also possible to stay and travel in a simpler way (maybe better?). After all you can stay in luxury hotels anywhere in the world, but there is only one Bali …
Cheap accommodation in Bali = homestay. This sounds more exotic than it really is – you are not surprised at a room in a family home like you are being exchanged (although if you are interested in Balinese customs and culture and are friendly, you will definitely be invited to be part of the family) Bali houses consist from several bungalows in a walled complex. As usual for large families to live together (boys never leave, … Read the rest
SEOUL, the capital of South Korea. A futuristic metropolitan city, where skyscrapers and KPOP meet royal palaces and street markets.
In just 50 years since the Korean War, Seoul has become the 10th largest city in the world and the second largest metropolitan area.
For me, Seoul feels like stepping into a parallel universe where London doesn’t exist. After spending most of my life in London, it’s easy to think that you live in the center of the universe. But I am wrong; Seoul people have their own pop culture, fashion, identity, and they don’t really care about the Western world. Megacity is one of the capitals of East Asia’s main cultural determinants along with Tokyo, Taipei and Beijing.
I found the possibility of exploring South Korea when I searched Google “the fastest internet speed in the world.” I guess it’s a pretty good reason to visit the country when your trip is paid for with the work you do online. But South Korea has many reasons why you should visit, not only including how quickly you can scroll through your Instagram feed.
I truly believe that Seoul will become a tourist destination that is increasingly popular with Western travelers in the near future, as has been done by the East.
Getting to the city from the airport is easy, just take the train non-stop or multi-stop.
The sim card data is not cheap but the range is brilliant. After arriving, I bought sim data without limits for 1 month. The price is 70,000 won (~ 50 pounds). This may sound expensive but it’s worth connecting wherever I go with unlimited data. Especially when staying in touch with my digital marketing client at home.
WHERE TO STAY
Seoul (for tourists) is basically divided into four main areas of interest; Hongdae … Read the rest
which river to choose? If you are planning a trip to Bali, or you are already there, you don’t want to miss white water rafting !! This is truly one of the best experiences on this beautiful island and I want to share some general information with you about what you can expect, as well as a guide to the 2 main rivers: Telaga Waja and Sungai Ayung.
General advice on going white water rafting in Bali With all the things I will tell you, only one thing is certain, and that is that each trip will be very different. This will depend on a number of things, such as the time of year and the company where you decide to go, because all have different starting and ending points.
But there are some things that will be similar, such as:
Time: pick-up time is usually from 9:00 to 9:30 (from Ubud, this might be earlier if you are in the South). The actual rafting time is between 2-2.5 hours. The expiration time is around 2:00 p.m. and you will return to Ubud at 2:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Distance: the length of the river you will see is usually around 12-14 km. This will vary from company to company because they will choose which part of the river you can carry.
Lunch: lunch is always included and consists of several fruits, rice, vegetable dishes, noodle dishes (usually vegetarian as well) and meat dishes. Very basic and local food, but good too.
Views: You will see a stunning view of the forest on the Ayung River and Telaga Waja. Honestly I can’t say which one I like because both are beautiful! Both rivers have waterfalls that fall into rivers and in the right season they can be very fun because