For years friends have told me that I need to visit Bali . . . that my soul would be awakened once I saw it.
They were right. The locals are conscious and mindful as are the visitors it attracts. Awareness is put into everything – from praying, to eating, to harvesting, to taking care of one’s surroundings.
Some photos from my recent trip.
Can you imagine waking up to this every morning?
Our morning routine consisted of walking through the rice fields. My favorite part of the day.
I met Nyoman while walking back to our villa one day. He offered me a coconut and for the remainder of the trip, I stopped by everyday to hang out with him and his cat “Kitty.”
The food is a dream come true. All fresh and organic.
My dad and I used to travel a lot together when I was young. I was just going to to write that we haven’t had the opportunity to travel together in recent years but that’s not true. The opportunity is always there if you want it, you just have to choose to make it happen. Boy am I glad we did. I love him so much.
I like the guy on his cell phone.
One of my BFFs Arsen happened to be in Bali at the same time so we met up! I love this pic. He looks terrified, and for good reason. Some of those monkeys are punks!
This guy might look like he’s smiling, but right after I snapped this he growled and lunged at me.
Sari Organik restaurant is an awesome spot for lunch. Heads up – it’s an 800 meter walk through the rice fields so I wouldn’t recommend going if you are tired or starving.
Arsen’s mommy was smart and hired a scooter to drive her up!
The walk is gorgeous though.
Reduce, reuse, recycle.
Dad advising me how to compose a shot.
He gave some pretty good tips.
My “visit-a-temple” get up.
Making dad try a shot of wheat grass. Hahaha!
Rock Bar at the Ayana Resort.
The Ayana Resort is really nice but instead of showing a bunch of pictures, I will only post one. They emboss their freaking tissue. Someone takes the time to hand emboss something you are going to blow boogers into.
My masterpiece! Not really. I was just perfecting someone else’s.
Thanks to my sis for giving me a pedi before I left!
After visiting, I have decided that Bali is a spectacular place to get married. I had the chance to do some location scouting so if anyone is considering getting married there and would like venue suggestions, feel free to contact me. I have some recommendations.