New Year In Bali (2017)
After missing a paid trip to Bali (Sponsered by Veet), I finally decided to welcome 2017 in Bali.I missed it because the dates got clashed with my Himalayan Trek. You all must be known through my Instagram that Bali is my favorite holiday destination and I am visiting Bali every year, quite literally.
This trip was planned in just a few hours. We were a bunch of friends who were clueless about the new year eve and tada! we planned a Bali trip from 30th Dec to 8th Jan.
New Year 2017
We landed at Denpasar airport on 31st Dec and settled in our hotel in Kuta. We had lunch and after taking some rest we got ready for ‘The new year eve’. Bali was jampacked and all the roads were blocked. Since we landed on 31st afternoon only and couldn’t book any place in advance, we decided on club hopping and going to the Legian street to party. The Legian trip was so crowded since people from all over the place came to see the fireworks. It was an adventurous night for us since we tried escaping the crowd. We did miss our group at one point.
To sum all this, our 31st night was not as good as expected but then we thought we have 7 nights more and let us celebrate every night as its 31st night.
After the adventurous first day, we started our day with yummy brunch and then started to our amazing pool villa in Ubud. This villa was just amazing. It had amazing glass doors and awesome view of paddy fields. We got this villa for just 10,000 rupees through Airbnb (one of the advantages to traveling in groups). These 2 days we just relaxed and enjoyed the scenic beauty of Ubud.
Moving to another amazing villa in Ubud we started our sightseeing around Ubud. We visited some beautiful temples around Ubud. Our day usually used to end by cooking some delicious food for ourselves. I loved my 4-poster bed and the luxurious mosquito net. Free breakfasts every morning was yummy.
As you can see we spent most of our time in Ubud. Though I have been to Bali twice before, this was my first time in Ubud. No visit to Bali would be complete without at least a few days being spent in the beautiful and relaxing area of Ubud. You will find some nice traditional Balinese villas with private pools overlooking paddy fields. They are pretty cheap compared to hotels. This place is all about traditions, temples, famous Balinese architecture, nd greenery.There are ceremonies happening very often.
Last three days, we have decided to visit Gilli Islands about which I will be doing a full write-up on my next blog. Stay tuned.