Wohoooo, one more year of experience and adventures added to my life! I left Bali Friday the 13th on my birthday, and went to the island Nusa Penida right outside of Bali. Cool island with amazing views, cliffs & beaches with turquoise waters, but terrible roads! Almost needed to get my back and neck realigned after riding around the island by car. Saw a a couple crash with their bike, and another couple told us they had a flat tire on their bike 3 times in 2 days!
First nights stay was at a villa made completely out of bamboo. Very cool with toilet (toilet obviously not made out of bamboo) and shower under the skies! The driver got lost getting us there, and what should’ve been a 15min drive from the ferry became 1 hour and 15min. The driver seemed so sure of knowing where the villa was, but after arriving back at the harbor after an hour up in the mountains he agreed to call the place and get directions hahhaaa… Relaxed by the pool and went dining with a newly married couple from Luxembourg. One cool thing about traveling is meeting people across the globe. They convinced us to go to Lebanon, so it’s now on my bucket list of places to visit!
Second day we got picked up at 7.30 and went snorkeling hoping to see Manta Rays. Well, we did spot one and I tried to catch it with my GoPro. Can you see it? Hahahaaaa…
I didn’t get as good of a look as I had hoped, and instead got burned or stung, not sure which one, by jellyfish. Ouch! There was a lot of them and people on the boat got really bad marks. Kind of didn’t want to jump in after that in the other spots because you could see them surrounding the boat. People were jerking around in the water as they got stung/burned one by one. Still cool to see the island from a boat.
After snorkeling we toured the west side of the island, and saw one of the most photographed spots on the island – Kelingking Beach. I probably took 50 pics myself hahahaaa…Would’ve been a 40min hike down to the beach so just checked it out from the above – WOW!
On the East side we checked out Diamond Beach and hiked down. Amazing place! The hike down was no joke, and sometimes there was nothing to hold on to. We were pretty much sliding down on our asses at some spots. Only sure death if you fell down. Luckily we went there late when it wasn’t too crowded and made it down & up in one piece 🙂 It was nice to go swim in the waves to cool down after making it down!
The 2nd night we stayed at this supercool treehouse. From the treehouse you could see Diamond Beach, and I don’t think I’ve ever stayed in a place with a better view! On top of that there was a bright red full moon that someone said will not be seen until 2048 the next time!
BUT, in the morning around 6 o’clock people started to climb the stairs to the treehouse to take pictures. One guy even came up and sat down on the bench right outside our door to watch the sunrise. Since it’s a house in the trees the whole house was swaying as people were going up and down. I got up too because I couldn’t sleep, and checked the sun rise on top of the hill. Around 7.30 I noticed barely any people on the stairs, and wondered what happened. As I went down to shower later I got my explanation LMAO!
A bit cheeky I think since we paid to stay there and then they charge people to take pictures on the stairs. Well, it was still worth it as I think the pictures show!
Really good birthday weekend. When we got back to Bali yesterday we went straight to the airport and picked my sister up who’s now here for almost a week yay!