Here are some happy snaps from my five days in Bali. To be honest, I wasn't looking forward to this holiday that much as it wasn't planned very well and I still had so much to plan from my Europe trip. I ended up having a really relaxing time though and it's always nice to get away from work for a few days!
One of my favourite things about travelling somewhere new is soaking up the surroundings of a place you've never been before. There's nothing more that I love than making your way into the city from the airport and just silently staring out the window taking in the atmosphere and culture of a new country. That much I loved about Bali, but I'm not sure if it's a place I'll go back to… at least not any time soon. I mean, it was nice to go on holiday, but Bali is just too touristy for me. I don't leave Australia to meet Australians! The Balinese people were lovely though, if they weren't trying to nag you to buy things! As you can probably gather from my blog, I'm not exactly into cheap or fake items, so I was actually rather bored when we'd go shopping. I'm just the kind of person who'd rather save up my money to buy quality items than buy lots of cheap things. I suppose Bali is a place every Australian needs to visit once, though I don't get why so many keep going back. I'm also the kind of person who'd rather save my money for different holidays and new experiences rather than go back to the same place and do the same things just because it's cheap.
My highlights, however, of the trip were eating dinner by the beach at Oceans 27, discovering Topshop in Discovery Shopping Mall (I restrained myself from buying anything as I'm waiting to shop in the Oxford Street store when I'm in London) and Waterbom Park, which was so much fun. While my family stayed another three nights, I made my way back on my own as I'm now preparing to leave for my Europe adventure next week!