The Real Bali: Ugly Truth And What to Love

When I first arrived in Bali I was surprised by what I saw. I have always imagined that this would be the greenest, most relaxing, quiet place on earth. At least that’s what most of the photos on Google search appear. But that wasn’t my first impression at all. Busy traffic, polluted air and crowded, loud streets would be more like it. But despite the first impression I fell in love with it later. In this article I want to tell you about the real Bali – the good and the bad. Things that people don’t post on their IG profiles or Facebook walls and also what made me love Bali after all.

Real Bali is its people, culture and religion. Photo by Lūcija Rošāne

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Nusa Lembongan: Surf Eat Sleep Repeat

Nusa Lembongan is a small island that often stays unnoticed in the shadows of its bigger neighbor Bali. We think it’s underrated. I first went there a few years ago and I thought then – Yes, that’s the paradise like place on earth I was looking for! – unlike Bali, which was my first stop on the trip. To be honest I was a little bit disappointed when I first saw Bali –  crowded, polluted, not exactly the green, peaceful scenery I have always imagined (since most of the IG posts and Google searches are like that). However I managed to get to love Bali. But that is another story. So let’s get back to Nusa Lembongan surf trip.

Nusa Lembongan surf eat sleep repeat

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