We had an amazing time in Bali! So much so, that it’s worth saying again. A-MAY-ZING. I’m ready to move there, if God should somehow change up our ministry.
So, why Bali? It is one of the cheapest places for us to go that is off-island and somewhat Western. Did you know that Bali is part of Indonesia? Yup, sure is! While it is super touristy, it is so gorgeous and you can get a decent burger! What more do you need in a vacation, really?
This was our 4th trip to Bali and so we decided to spread our wings and explore some parts of Bali that we had never seen before. Since it was a two-week trip, we got to spend a decent amount of time in each place. Something else new for us this trip: we stayed mostly in rented villas rather than hotel rooms. I’m not sure I can go back to a hotel room now. A private villa with a private pool is the way to go! (And depending where you stay and how many people you need to house, it can actually be cheaper than a hotel room!)
Could I wake up to this view every morning? Yes, yes I could.
One of our stops was this amazing coffee plantation, that not only had an amazing view, but also amazing coffee. Have you heard of Kopi Luwak? It is one of the most expensive coffees in the world. It’s poop coffee guys. Poop. It’s really good, I swear. And while one cup of this can go for upwards of $35-$100, I had a cup for about $3.50. Not to shabby. Learn more about it here.
At this plantation, called Bali Pulina, they show the process from bean to cup. Elias was fascinated. And I was fascinated by how fascinated he was. They gave us several different kinds of coffee to try for free (and we also opted to pay for a cup of kopi luwak). Elias tried every single one of them, except for the poop one. He just couldn’t get passed the “drinking poop” aspect of it. I couldn’t convince him that you’re not actually drinking poop.
I was obsessed with all of the gorgeous doorways. They range from beautifully ornate, to super simple and I loved each and every one of them. When I buy my Bali property, I’m definitely getting a gorgeous door 😉
While this life we live comes with many challenges, I never want to forget all of the amazing experiences and beautiful places that are within arms-reach.