On a slightly more frivolous note compared to my most recent post, also perhaps to help take my mind off the political circus show that has finally, after months of ridiculousness, totally topped it’s ‘big act’ today with what I wholeheartedly believe is a stupid, saddening and vicious kick to humanity, I want to share with you a little slice of heaven I found in Ubud, Bali. Bisma Eight…
We can dream, can’t we?
Tropical style traveling no longer has to mean backpacks, hostels and hundreds of gap year students! There are a heap of beautiful, modern and peaceful luxury hotels popping up all over Indonesia and surrounding areas.
They even have their own organic garden…
We have traveled a lot, in and around Europe, over the years but we are both hoping that 2017 will bring more opportunities to head a little further afield. More than ever right now I am feeling a huge pull to be surrounded by nature, away from the masses, at least for a little while…
Who has been to this beautiful part of Indonesia? Any tips for what to do when there? From an active travel point of view I imaging the hiking and surfing would be out of this world beautiful!
Of course, that is if we can bear to drag ourselves away from the gorgeous Bisma Eight.
Yup Hayley, spent four months here. So much to do and a vibe like no other, a very healing place and yeah the surf is crazy good, emphasis on the crazy . So much brilliant yoga, organic eateries, every healing modality you could imagine. Take advantage of the massage and spas. Volcano hiking. Argh so much! planning to go back next year 🙂 The litter and some of the socio economic probs prostitution and poverty etc can be confronting but you gotta remain positive haven’t you (v corrupt govt so environmental issues are massive but theres many ppl working towards bettering things). Oh I know, you could research some organisations that help animals and go and volunteer for a few days they have crazy problems with tonnes of street dogs and cats and there were some amazing ozzie organisations doing good work. Could be heart breaking but so worth doing. Good luck hope you go soon! If you do I can offer about a million restaurants and cafe recs so don’t hesitate X
Ah of course you did, I remember! 4 months sounds like the dream!! I have a feeling I would be coming back with furry friends in tow! Ha! I really hope we make it out there soon, we had been planning a few months in the states early 2017 but that’s not looking like an overly attractive prospect now (I know, I’m being a bit dramatic!)… The idea of being somewhere like that and turning phones and wifi off is SO appealing right now!
Also, thanks for the recommendations love, I definitely will shout if we get to make it a reality! xx