What is the first thing that comes to your mind when we say Bali?
Ubud Rice Fields? Uluwatu Temple? Kuta beach? Seminyak square? While these landmarks remain undeniable attractions, we decided to skip the mainstream mumbo jumbo and feature 34 unusual pictures that will make you want to discover Bali with a fresh perspective, one that is truly yours.
Bali is a big island with diversified interests that meet everybody’s taste depending on what exactly you are looking for.
During our visit we went surfing the wild west of the Island, Chased the sunrise from the top of active volcanoes, drove hours crossing the island from one side to another stopping to capture our amazements, snorkelled the crystal clear waters of Amed, Twisted our bodies in the yoga barn, camped at the beach when we had nowhere else to sleep, dined with locals, opted for the hardcore path to get to Gili Air Island, explored off the beaten track waterfalls, stumbled on fishermen paradise and many more stories and memories that will remain only ours. And this is what we are encouraging here, to explore the unexplored, to dig for the new and for the unmarked.
It doesn’t take much to research the Net looking for specific guides that will give you details about ultimately wonderful destinations. But going by the book erases the adventure factor from your trip. At least this is how we see it. Don’t get us wrong here, some landmarks chosen from online or offline guidebooks are completely worth the visit but we wouldn’t let our whole trip be revolving just around it skipping the journey that comes in between. Travel should be about your own discoveries. Endless pictures are already online featuring the same locations, the same temples, the same beaches, which gave Bali a certain false identity, and made these places extremely touristic and crowded, and as beautiful as these pictures may be, once you step your feet there you’ll be disappointed by how different it actually is. While the truth remains that Bali is so much more then that, it is first and foremost an Island with a spirit.
This is Bali behind our Lens:
#2 Memorable sunrises from the top of active volcanoes
#3 The deadly curling giants of the East
#4 The farmers
#5 Rice fields in flames
#6 Spider boats aligned on the dusky shore
#8 Mangosteen, the fruit of the gods
#9 Morning Local markets
#11 All shades of green
#12 Ask the gods…
#13 Snorkelling beach in Amed
#14 Unforgettable sunsets
#15 Dusks out of a fairytale
#16 The Balinese Sun
#17 Unleash your creativity
#18 Spiders everywhere!
#19 Padang Bai, the harbor of hardcore travellers
#20 School nostalgia
#21 Lucky camping spots by the beach
#22 Tegenungan waterfall