This month’s favorites are all about Bali! I left Germany on 22 February and stayed in Bali until 26 March which was more than a whole month. Therefore, some categories will feature tips for those of you interested in traveling to the “Island Of Gods”. I definitely fell in love with Bali and can totally forecast returning for a longer stay. 1 month is just not enough!
Let’s continue the monthly series with my Bali favourites:
In Bali, I fell in love with yoga again. If you practice yoga conscientiously, you gain incredible muscles and control over your body. However, I find it difficult to stick to a routine when the workout takes place at home. It’s so easy to procrastinate a home yoga workout! Therefore I love going to the gym in Germany. I plan my day around my gym workout because it involves leaving the house. Yoga, however, could technically be practiced anytime at home. That’s an advantage and disadvantage at the same time – you can move it to a later time of the day almost indefinitely. When you go to yoga class, you plan your day around that. In Bali, we did yoga daily when we stayed at places that offered free yoga classes. Check out the full Bali accommodation guide to read about my personal experience and how we arranged collaborations with many resorts.
Okay, this one has to be a shoutout to East Bali Cashews, a Balinese snack manufacturer. If you visit Bali, bring a huge semi-empty suitcase (like I did) and fill it up with snacks before you leave. You can find them in regular large supermarkets everywhere on the island. Here are some of my favorite Balinese snacks:
- Chocolate cashew popcorn (East Bali Cashews)
- Crunchy peas & beans
- Pandan biscuits (some are vegan)
- Oat bars
And they’re all vegan using coconut milk instead of dairy and sometimes even just maple syrup as a sweetener!
My travel partner Alexa asked me what my favourite moments in Bali were. My answer was:
- The impressive Banyumala twin waterfalls
- Riding through North Bali’s jungle with a scooter
- Arriving at the peaceful Jungle Room Bali (our first accommodation)
Armen Miran & Hraach – Aldebaran. This song gives me the (good kind of) chills. Recently, I’ve been totally addicted to these oriental vibes in electronic music.
You can read all about my favourite restaurants and cafes in Bali here. I updated this list in 2020 with extra recommendations from my second Bali trip end of 2019. Enjoy! 🙂