Welcome to the newest section on Dossier Blog: The Edits! This is a space where I’d love to collate and curate posts on different topics, from my latest travel lusts to things I’m crushing on. I’m super excited to start ‘editing’ my latest collections. Think of it as the second half to a brainstorming sesh: I’ve already thrown around a million ideas, so here is the final list of things that made the cut. Hopefully they’ll serve as some inspiration to you so my research can pay off for others too!
The Bali Edit
For Australians, its almost a rite of passage to holiday in Bali. The Indonesian Island is the place to go from school-leavers to retirees. Many westerners have even made their home in Bali!
With this comes a stigma about Bali being just a party island – dirty and cheap. But lately I feel like that has been changing – not only is Bali getting noticed on the world stage, but we are discovering there’s more to this tropical island than meets the eye. Sure, you can still have a great resort-style beach holiday, but for those looking for more, there is diverse culture and history, lush and tropical landscapes, local artisans as well as a rising food scene.
The Bali Edit is my ideal tropical holiday. More than just laying by the beach – exploring, seeing diverse landscapes and enjoying yummy fresh foods.
The Bali Edit’s top sites and experiences:
1: Nalu Bowls in Seminyak – The ultimate smoothie bowl topped with tropical fruits galore.
2: Endless palm tree and ocean views – The quintessential elements of a tropical holiday.
3:Sun and straw hat vibes, similar here – BYO from home or shop the local markets.
4: Tegalalang Rice Terrace in Ubud – A beautiful countryside change of scenery.
5: The sunset swing, Gili Trawangan – Perhaps one of the most insta-famous spots off the shore of the main island.
6: PinkCoco Hotels, Uluwatu – Definitely an experience waiting to happen!
A few extra notes… While most spend their Bali holiday in the south-eastern corner of Kuta / Seminyak / Canggu, I think its worth venturing North to spend time in the tropical, rice-paddy clad hills of Ubud. Not only do I hear there are great artisan markets in town, but amazing waterfalls nearby, coffee beans and coffee tasting, and last but not least the insta-famous Campuhan Ridge Walk.
Its also worth mentioning to venture out of the main island to visit or stay somewhere more untouched, like the Gili Islands. Gili Trawangan is home to the ocean sunset swing, not to mention the amazing PinkCoco Hotel..!
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