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21: Last Day in Bali – Uluwatu, Indonesia

Saturday 3rd August 2019

Southeast Asia Day 95

This morning was very relaxed – enjoying some free watermelon at the hostel for breakfast, followed by a few more card games. Today’s plan had been to find some good surf spots, but apparently the waves in Uluwatu are a bit much for beginners.

I stuck with the same group I’d spent the previous day with. We headed for brunch around 11:30 at a place called Bread Basket. It was only about a 5 minute walk from the hostel. They had the most amazing selection of pastries here and served fab coffee. I had a bruschetta with tomato and feta, along with an iced latte.

After brunch, I got myself somewhat organised for the next couple of weeks. I booked a boat trip for the end of my Indonesian adventure, a flight back to Bali and a transfer to the island of Gili Air for tomorrow morning. Then we rented some scooters from the hostel for the day as headed for the beach.

We opted for Nyang-Nyang Beach as we had been told it was secluded and less crowded than other spots. There’s about a 10-15 walk from where you park the scooters down to the beach. This beach is also great because there’s no parking fee or entrance fee, unlike other beaches around Uluwatu.

This is probably the most beautiful beach I’ve ever been to. The water, sand and cliffs all looked incredible and it was really quiet and relaxed. Not long after we arrived there was a bit of a rain shower. But it soon passed and we spent a good few hours swimming in the sea and relaxing on the beach.

At about 4:30 we decided to drag ourselves off the beach and find somewhere to see the sunset. Sunset Spot Uluwatu seemed an appropriate option so we took the 10 minute drive there. It certainly didn’t disappointed and I enjoyed the sunset with a nice plate of Gado Gado and glass of watermelon juice.

After driving back in the fading light, we had another free dinner at the hostel. Not long after that and a few rounds of card games, I decided to head to bed pretty early at about. Tomorrow I leave Bali and head to the next island over, Lombok. The people I’m travelling with now have just been there and have given me some great recommendations so really looking forward to it!!

Bali has 100% been made great by the people I’ve spent my time here with. It’s not been my favourite stop because of the lack of culture and saturated tourism, but I did expect that. Meeting people that you can just have a laugh and fun with regardless is the most important part of travel to me (and maybe even life?!). I’ve definitely been able to do that here and I’m very grateful for it.


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