Tag - Bali

Showing tattoo on Batu Bolong Beach, Bali, Indonesia

That Time I Got a Hand Poke Ritual Tattoo

So I did a thing… I got my first ever tattoo in Bali, forever changing my body! For the longest time, I have always wanted a tattoo. Let’s just say it’s my inner rebellious girl streak peaking through. Possibly due to my Asian parents telling me tattoos are bad and I should never...

Kelingking Beach, Nusa Penida, Indonesia

10 Places to Inspire a Visit to Nusa Penida

If you enjoy jaw-dropping coastal cliff views, beaches, or snorkeling, then you need to visit Nusa Penida in Indonesia. Nusa Penida is the largest island of the 3 islands neighboring Bali. Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan are the other two islands. Most people go to Nusa Lembongan for...

Gunung Kawi temple with shrines in Bali, Indonesia

15 Incredible Temples to Explore in Bali

Bali is known as the Island of the Gods or Island of a Thousand Temples. It’s easy to see why since there’s a temple (pura in Indonesian) everywhere you look. A temple could be as simple as a shrine in a family housing compound. Once you step onto the island, it’s hard to ignore the...

Sipping water at Tirta Empul in Bali

How to Experience a Holy Bathing Ritual in Bali

One of my most memorable experiences in Bali was participating in a Hindu holy bathing ritual at Pura Tirta Empul. Bali is known as the Island of the Gods, and it’s definitely a very spiritual place. You can feel the energy in the air where there’s a bit of a magical charge in the...

Nasi Campur

Top 20 Must-Try Things to Eat and Drink in Indonesia

One of the best things about travelling is eating the local dishes and trying new tastes and flavors. Before I went to visit Bali, I actually didn’t know too much about Indonesian food, and the dishes I had tried before didn’t really wow me. Yes, I’m fully aware that eating the dishes...