Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Travelogue 0.4: Insights on Bali, Indonesia. 1.1

Bali, Indonesia.- The place where I left my heart. 
Bali, Indonesia. I've heard many stories from my family and friends about what they think and feel about this Island. From plain boring, to breathtakingly beautiful. If you've missed my travelogue on Bali, here it is. Here's my first post on what I think generally about Bali so you know what to expect out of your trip and some tips to share.

melaniehwa says:
Dubbed as one of the most beautiful beaches in Southeast Asia. I'd say, I pretty much agree with what most travel magazines and people say about this place. And yes, I think you guys already know that I am currently heartless since I went to Bali last October. And why did I leave my heart in Bali? I fell in love with it the moment I step foot on the land of the unknown.

Bali, Indonesia is my very first step that I have taken only 2 months after I made a solemn promise to myself not to procrastinate my achieving my dreams, which is to be a globetrotter someday. Being only 20(then) I always thought I was too young for things and I tend to procrastinate a whole lot of things that I want to do. And as for Bali, it happened rather spontaneously for me and my bestie, Jo Yi. We bought the tickets only to realise later that we were pretty broke that period of time. And so, I remembered working my ass off during my semester break doing several part time promoter/ writing jobs to pay off the trip. I definitely did not regret doing so though, cause taking that very first step, made me realise what I really love doing and that I am never too young to achieve things I want. Like what they always say, no? It only take one leap of faith to start something new.

 Looking at how the locals make a living out of street haggling despite their growing age, pains me. They can be pretty scary at times but I guess,  its them simply trying to make ends meet. It has been hard on Bali ever since a few years back during the Bali bombing. You can definitely see how the place, Bali, an Island fully dependent on the tourism sector, suffer since that incident. It made me realise how lucky we are being in Malaysia, where we have warm blankets at night and dinner on the table.

Witnessing the wonders of God as of how a small island like Bali itself, have can yet be so rich. From the volcanoes to the vast seas. And how people just fit into the picture. On the last day of my trip, I simply spent a few hours sitting my the beach alone and I just couldn't be more amazed with the locals there. I'm not sure if you have thought of this before, but simply just along the beach, there are thousands of different life stories to be told. Funny how our life paths collides and yet not notice anything about it huh?

*ps. All pictures are taken by me. Pictures are not to be taken without permission.


Thristhan said...

Wah, you've got a cool sense of photography. Keep it up.

David Jr said...

Lovely! I just got back from Bali last 2 weeks and yet to write my article. Seems like I need 48 hours in a day for this. Overall, I truly enjoyed the culture here and would be visiting again, hopefully real soon too.

melaniehwa said...

@ Thristhan, thanks!
@ David Jr, YESSS. thats y i left my heart there. glad you loved it as much as I did. =)

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