Asia was not part of my plan when I set out on my backpacking journey, but when you receive an invite from some friends from university that live in Beijing and Hong Kong, you have to go. One friend was already in Bali and my other friend and I flew in on the same day. It just so happened that our flights landed around the same time and we reunited at the airport!
I have been staying in hostels for the past 6 months with the occasional hotel night here and there. Bali just spoiled me completely with a 3 bedroom/3 bath villa for $90 USD (total) per night. The pool was fantastic and the outdoor living room had a pretty good size tv. The villa came with a maintenance person and housekeeper! I don’t know many places where you can have such luxury for so little.
I was in Sanur which is a lovely section of Bali on the coast. Jalan Danau Tamblingan is one of the main streets with plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from and just a quick walk to the beach. I spent the time relaxing and chatting with friends and eating delicious food. It was a perfect few weeks!
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