So I haven’t really had the chance to tell you all about our trip to Bali! It was a pretty impromptu trip since it was only a 3 and 1/2 hour flight away. It was also definitely one of the most interesting places I’ve ever been!
I didn’t bring my camera because honestly I don’t have the best lens to take “scenery” pictures. (I have 2 lenses both of which are meant to take really up-close pictures like FOOD.) So between being scared of losing/breaking my camera and thinking it wouldn’t be as useful, I didn’t take too many photos. However, I did take a few with the good ole phone and you can also see a few more on Instagram!
Anyways we had such a great time! We stayed in a beach resort that was right on what is considered the nicest beach in Bali. Literally stepping right out the door and there was the beach. The babe had more fun playing in the muddy sand then swimming, but we did plenty of both.
The highlight for me was definitely monkey forest. There is a huge forest filled with hundreds of monkeys. I’ll be honest, I was pretty freaked out at first, but I eventually got brave enough to hold one’s hand and feed one.
The husband wasn’t scared at all and had 3 monkeys on him at one time. He tried to hide some miniature bananas in his pocket to save and feed monkeys throughout the forest and he got completely accosted. The monkeys knew they were in there and attacked his pocket until they had removed every last one of them and eaten them. Ha!
The little guy has always LOVED monkeys at the zoo so this was pretty much a dream for him. He liked watching them, but when one grabbed him he did get a bit freaked out. Overall though, I don’t think he stopped smiling or giggling for more than a minute the whole trip through the forest. He loved feeding them and was content to touch them as long as they weren’t climbing on him.
Another really unusual thing we did was play with ginormous turtles. We went on a day tour that included snorkeling, boating (in a glass-bottomed boat), and a trip to a turtle island.
There were all kinds of exotic animals. But the main attraction was obviously the turtles. At first we got to hold some turtles (these weren’t the big ones) and the little guy even gave one a kiss he liked them so much. Then we got to see and interact with some really big ones. The little guy sat on the shell of one and then feed them seaweed. The other animals we got to see (and hold!) were some huge birds, a ginormous snake indigenous to Australia (I didn’t even get close! The husband held it though.), some more monkeys, and a huge bat.
We walked down the streets of Bali, shopped through vendors, visited their temples, ate as many unique Indonesian dishes as we could, swam in the ocean, walked through gardens filled with bonsai trees, drank some of the best fruity drinks I’ve ever had, ate the worst molten lava cake I’ve ever had (I guess you shouldn’t expect an American dessert to be WOW in Bali, right?!), ate on a floor mat in a restaurant at the top of a mountain, visited a famous rice terrace, discovered that Rambutans are the most delicious fruit ever, watched an Indonesian play with dancing, and I’m sure I’m forgetting a few other things!…