My 9 Essential Tips For Backpacking In Bali

I did it, guys. I finally went to Bali, after years of pining over it. And, without sounding really corny, the experience has actually changed my life and broadened my mind, re-igniting my love of faraway destinations and long-haul travel. This idyllic Indonesian island is quite simply paradise on Earth, and spending three weeks there was an experience I won’t forget in a hurry. If you read my post on preparing for a South East Asia backpacking trip, you’ll have read that I was planning on heading to Thailand, too.

I loved Bali and the Gili Islands so much that I decided to spend the entire time there, instead.

The smiles of the locals, the stunning natural beauty and the abundance of things to see and do, as well as the laid-back, tropical vibe that’s unlike any other place I’ve been, were just a few reasons why I made the decision to stay on longer.

So, if you’re planning on backpacking around Bali on a budget, or if you’re just after some crucial tips on the island, read on to find out my 9 essential tips.

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Backpacking in South East Asia: A Pre-Flight Checklist

In a couple of months I’ll be heading out to South East Asia to go backpacking around Bali and Thailand. It’ll basically be like a “gap yaaah” that’s condensed into three-and-a-half weeks and two countries. When I booked the flights in November it seemed like I had ages to go, but, time being what it is, it’s come around in the blink of an eye. Read More

Berlin: Why it’s Now One of my Favourite Cities in Europe

It’s been over a month since I got back from my little Christmas getaway to Berlin, and I’ve been so busy with exams that I haven’t had chance to write about it until now. Considering that, upon deciding where to go for a city break, me and my friend picked Berlin out of a hat (it was up against 10 other European cities), combined with the fact that not once have I considered visiting Germany before, the city itself was a pleasant surprise.

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My Trip to Czechia: Part One

Those who know me will know that, after two years of putting my ever-increasing travel bug to the back of my mind, I finally left the country! I think this two-year period was the longest time since I was about 17 that I’ve been stuck in one place, so yeah, to say it was well overdue is an understatement.  Read More