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WHAT TO DO IN BALI : MY TRAVEL TIPS

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I finally managed to go through all my travel photos from my previous trip to Bali. In this post I like to share my impressions and also give you 10 tipps what you can or better should do over there. Enjoy!

Ich habe es endlich geschafft, durch alle Bilder aus meinem vergangenen Urlaub auf Bali zu gehen. In diesem Post möchte ich gerne mit Euch meine Eindrücke davon teilen und 10 Tipps geben, was man auf Bali gemacht haben sollte. Viel Spaß!

#1 Go SurfingBALI_TRAVEL_DIARY_WHAT_TO_DO_GITTA_WITZEL BALI_TRAVEL_DIARY_WHAT_TO_DO_GITTA_WITZEL BALI_TRAVEL_DIARY_WHAT_TO_DO_GITTA_WITZEL BALI_TRAVEL_DIARY_WHAT_TO_DO_GITTA_WITZEL

This advize should be no surprise. As I already showed you in my bucket list post about surfing and millions of Instagram pictures surfing has been one of the main reasons why we travelled to Bali. We attended a surf lesson on Kuta Beach and quickly learned how to ride the (small) waves. So much fun!

Dieser Tipp sollte keine Überraschung sein! Ich hatte Euch bereits in diesem Bali-Surf-Post und etlichen Instagram Surffotos davon berichtet, dass Surfen eines der Hauptgründe für die Reise nach Bali war. Nachdem wir einen Surfkurs am berühmten Kuta Beach genommen hatten, konnten wir recht schnell die ersten (kleinen) Wellen reiten. Absolut empfehlenswert!

#2 Indulge in the Balinese cuisine

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Well, what can I tell you except : I LOVED THE FOOD! We indulged in the Balinese cuisine with all it’s fresh and exotic fruits, shakes and various rice dishes. I guess I just spent some time in food heaven over there. I highly recommend eating in Warungs (type of small family-owned restaurants) and this is also where you will get Melissa and my favorite meal: GADO GADO :)

Dazu kann ich genau soviel sagen: Ich habe das Essen geliebt! Die Balinesische Küche hatte alles was Melissa und ich mochten: frisches und exotisches Obst und Gemüse, Shakes und die unterschiedlichsten Reisgerichte. Ich glaube ich habe kurzzeitig im kulinarischen Himmel (wohl die bestmögliche Übersetzung für Food Heaven). Auf jeden Fall würde ich Euch raten in den landestypischen Warung (Kleine Straßenrestaurants) zu essen, denn dort bekommt ihr auch Melissa und mein Lieblingsgericht : GADO GADO :) 

#3 Visit Ubud 

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Upon our trip to Bali I read this article about Ubud where it says: Ubud is the cultural mecca of Bali, oasis of art surrounded by lush green rice terraces. Which I think describes it pretty well. But Ubud is also so known for its delicious food (again!), markets, traditional dance show, yoga classes and many more. Even though Ubud is located in the middle of the country and it takes some time to get there I really encourage you to leave the beach for some days and indulge in the real Bali as they say.

Auf Indojunkie habe ich in diesem tollen Bericht über Ubud folgendes gelesen: “Ubud ist das kulturelle Mekka Balis, eine Oase der Kunst inmitten saftig grüner Reisterrassen.” Und das ist, wie ich finde, eine ziemlich treffende Aussage. Allerdings ist Ubud noch für soviel mehr bekannt: super leckeres Essen (wer hätte es gedacht), Märkte, traditionelle Tanz-Shows, Yoga Kurse und und und. Ubud liegt allerdings etwas im Landesinneren und der Weg dorthin dauert auch eine Weile, allerdings kann ich euch diese Reise nur wärmsten ans Herz legen. Verzichtet für ein paar Tage auf den Strand und lernt das “wahre Bali” kennen. 

#4 Visit the Monkey Forest 

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Visiting the Monkey Forest actually requires my tip no. 3. Because the Monkey Forest is located in Ubud. Once you are in Ubud you definitely have to visit all these adorable monkeys – But watch your belongings ;)

Um den Monkey Forest besuchen zu können, müsst ihr meinem 3. Tipp folgen. Der Monkey Forest befindet sich nämlich in Ubud. Dieser Punkt setzt allerdings den Besuch in Ubud voraus, denn da befindet sich der Monkey Forest. Achtet aber auf euer Hab und Gut ;)

#5  Visit the Rice TerraceS

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We decided to visit one of the most famous tourist destination: Tegalalang Rice Terrace. Unfortunately I began to rain shortly after arriving (be prepared for a lot of rain during your stay in Bali!). This was still such a beautiful place to watch and even walk through. Really impressive!

Wir hatten uns dazu entschieden, eines der größten Touris-Ziele zu besuchen: Die Tegalalang Reisterrassen. Leider hat es kurz nach unserer Ankunft angefangen zu regnen (stellt euch auf eine Menge Regen in Bali ein!).Nichtsdestotrotz war es eine unglaublich schöne Landschaft und wir sind auch kurz über die Terrassen gelaufen. Einfach beeindruckend!

#6 GO SHOPPING

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Do I need to explain?

Ist glaube ich selbsterklärend. 

#7 Drive Scooter

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Getting around by scooter seems to be the only way in Bali. And I guess I haven’t seen more scooters in one place than in Bali. Even though the traffic is absolutely chaotic and can get quite dangerous we had so much fun driving around on our rental scooters. I even think of getting myself a scooter again :)

Der Roller scheint so ziemlich das einzige und beste Verkehrsmittel auf Bali zu sein. Ich glaube ich habe selten mehr Roller auf einem Haufen gesehen, als dort. Obwohl der Verkehr absolut chaotisch ist und zuweilen auch recht gefährlich sein kann, hatten wir so Spaß mit dem Roller rum zu düsen. So viel, dass ich mir überlege, wieder einen Roller für Deutschland zu kaufen. 

#8 Visit a temple 

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Bali has so many temples to offer and from one of my previous travels to Thailand I really love the architecture. This time we went to visit the  Tanah Lot Temple. Even though my cultural activities don’t really take place during my travels I try to do at least one or two. Despite the attached boringness that I always think of (childhood trauma!), it is one of the best ways to get to know the country and its people – and it always turned out not boring.

Bali: das Land der 1000 Tempel. Seit meiner Thailand Reise bin ich von der Architektur dieser Prachtbauten beeindruckt und obwohl der kulturelle Anteil meiner Reisen nicht der Größte ist, versuche ich jedesmal wenigsten ein kulturelle Unternehmung zu tätigen. Dieses Mal war es der Tanah Lot Tempel, auch Meerestemple genannt da er sich direkt im Meer befindet. 

#9 Relax

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Probably one of the main reasons to go on vacation is to R-E-L-A-X. So besides doing some activities in order to get to know the country also get some rest. Bali offers massages on almost every doorstep and as someone addicted to massages I didn’t miss out on the chances of getting some relaxing treatments.

Einer der Hauptgründe für einen Urlaub ist : E-R-H-O-L-U-N-G. Also sollte ihr trotz all den möglichen Aktivitäten das Land und die Leute kennenzulernen, euch auch ausruhen und einfach mal nichts tun. Bali bietet an gefühlt jeder zweiten Haustür Massagen an und ich als Massage-Suchti habe mir dieses Angebot natürlich nicht entgehen lassen. 

#10 Visit the nearby Gili Islands

I will do a separate post for this, as I have almost the same amount of pictures to offer as for this one. I will put a link to it then.

Dafür werde ich nochmals einen separaten Post erstellen, da ich einfach genauso viele Fotos im Angebot habe, wie für diesen hier. Ich werde Euch den Artikel dann hier verlinken. 

 

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13 Comments

  • Reply
    molly
    5. February 2017 at 19:45

    Looks like such an amazing place! :)

    Xx
    Molly
    http://www.trendychickadee.com

    • Gitta
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      Gitta
      10. March 2017 at 19:22

      It is for sure :)

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    Kit
    5. February 2017 at 18:47

    Bali looks like such a fun and vibrant place!! Been on my list forever, I hope I get to visit it soon xx

    Kit | THINGS SHE LOVES

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    Gil Zetbase
    5. February 2017 at 12:26

    Great post!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

    • Gitta
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      Gitta
      10. March 2017 at 19:22

      Thanks a lot ! x

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    Keri
    3. February 2017 at 1:54

    Ahh I have been absolutely dying to go to Bali, especially since I just read “Eat, Pray, Love”! These photos are gorgeous and it looked like a lovely time :)

    Enclothed Cognition

    • Gitta
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      Gitta
      10. March 2017 at 19:23

      Oh yeah, now I remember – totally forgot that Bali was part of that movie. So cool! You definitely have to go there :)

      x

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    Stylehue
    3. February 2017 at 1:44

    Such beautiful photos you took in Bali!
    The surfing course seems like something I would love to try :)
    The monkey forest also look like such a great experience , and I definitely would love to just float around in a pool !

    xo
    http://style-hue.com/

    • Gitta
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      Gitta
      12. March 2017 at 16:44

      Many thanks !!! I can definitely recommend everything ;)

  • Reply
    Lissy
    1. February 2017 at 12:59

    Die Fotos sind wie immer ein Fest. <3

  • Reply
    Miki
    1. February 2017 at 7:07

    I love your photos. It’s been over 5 years since I’ve been to Bali and it was so beautiful. I spent 3-4 weeks travelling in Indonesia from Jakarta and Yogyakarta and ended up in Bali. I didn’t take surf lessons, but really wanted to. I recommended it to a friend for her trip. I also wanted to hit Gili Islands, but also skipped that as well. These are great reminders on what to do. I didn’t have a good camera back then and lost my photos to a drive that broke down. I’ll have to return with my husband in the near future. Such a beautiful destination. :)

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

    • Gitta
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      Gitta
      12. March 2017 at 16:42

      Thank you so much Miki !!! Really appreciate your comment and so nice to hear that you want to go back again. I also want to travel through Indonesia more.

      x Gitta

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