BALI - Coordinates: 8°39′S 115°13′E
The most important thing to remember: keep it light. With Bali's tropical climate, endless beaches, and lush forests and rice paddy fields, you'll want to ensure that you stay cool and comfortable while enjoying the gorgeous terrain. Opt for sportier slip-on espadrilles and flats over cute summery wedges because the unpaved roads can be unforgiving.
Casa Lovina pick:
Lightweight, natural fabrics (cotton, rayon, modal, viscose and linen) work best in the heat, and you'll benefit from keeping a chic cover-up or maxi dress on hand — especially if you find yourself in one of Bali's many sacred Hindu temples, where a little modesty is required.
If you're all about surf, sand, and sun, then plan on practically living in your bikini :)
Fact about Bali:
The tropical island paradise that is Bali has long since been a dream place to visit for travelers from around the world. Its beautiful beaches, its warm, clear blue waters and the friendliness of its native people have all combined to make Bali a very popular holiday destination.
It is largely Hindu and is steeped in religion and ceremonies, which you will witness no matter what time of the year you are there! Bali has also got some amazing coastlines, flora and fauna because of its volcanoes.
Bali is an all-in-one place that is so amazingly huge. If you wanted adventure you could venture for the elephant trek, water rafting, surfing in different coast lines or just trekking.
If you wanted culture, Bali is plentiful. Arts and crafts are abundant and it is easily available. Ubud is the centre of the arts for Bali, whether it is paintings, carvings or stone sculptures.
I think a huge appeal is also its religion and its history deeply steeped in Hinduism. It is reflected in their daily lives when they perform religious ceremonies almost weekly. The hundreds of temples around Bali are carved ornately and are usually open to visitors.
And if it's party you want, Seminyak and Kuta will offer you the world, cheap, chic, expensive, lounges, beach bars, take your pick.
I have never stopped visiting Bali because each time I go, I learn something new and I gain a different experience. I enjoy the extraordinary richness of Balinese culture. It is hard to find another place in Indonesia or even in Southeast Asia where the practice of culture, religion and tradition remains still as authentic as on Bali, despite modern infrastructure and tourism industry.
It's in one word: AMAZING.
images via Indonesian Embassy, Roxy, Rafting Tour Bali
When I was young. I used to have this thing where I wanted to see everything. I used to think "How can I die without seeing every inch of this world?"