Any excuse is good enough for a holiday, especially in this day and age when stress levels seem to be higher than your bank balance. Cooped up inside your cubicle for hours on end, five days a week does get painfully mundane and does nothing to nurture your inner creativity. Which is why, when you do get the chance to exercise that leave form, you should give it a fair bit of thought. Where will you go? What will you do? What is it that you really need right now? This world is a great big place with an endless list of things to do (hello, bucket list), and it can get overwhelming if you leave your decisions to the last minute. With limited time to spare on your annual leave, you cannot afford to waste a second! Make the most of it with a fulfilling visit to Bali, the Island of the Gods.
You might wonder why you need to travel all the way to Indonesia for fresh air when you could probably do it somewhere closer to home. Which is fair question; however, breathing in the crisp, clean air in the middle of the rice fields of Ubud is a feeling that does not quite compare. With vast, verdant landscapes that seem to stretch on endlessly, you will never want to leave. Besides, a holiday should feel like a holiday, so getting as far away from home as possible is the trick! Plus, you can also sample some fresh rice straight from the fields instead of the supermarket for a change.
The wonderful thing about travelling to Indonesia is that from your first currency exchange, you will feel like an instant millionaire! The Rupiah is counted in millions (no seriously), so you can actually feel like Bill Gates for a couple of days! If you are looking for great shopping, elite restaurants and just posh areas to hang out in, look for Bali luxury villas Seminyak. Seminyak is packed with accommodation options, so it will not be too hard for you to narrow it down to one that suits you. It is also famously known to be more for those who are looking for a sleeker, affluent holiday, so enjoy that hard-earned cash!
One of the reasons this is such a popular tourist destination is because it is packed with things to do. There is something for everyone, whether you are a solo traveller, on your honeymoon, or travelling with family. From jungle treks to hiking atop the famous, towering volcanoes, to water sports in Nusa Dua and quad-biking on a range of terrains, you could stay here forever. Which some do! Many have been the tourists who came down for a break, fell in love with the place, and decided to set up camp for a few years.
The island is strongly influenced by its Hindu heritage, which is evident in the old, historic temples that are delightfully hidden inside jungles and the most unlikely paths. This is including the famous trek to Mount Batur, an active volcano. You will most likely come across them while exploring, which will make you simply gasp in wonder.
Start planning your trip to Bali or other destination right away. Just make sure you take a fully charged camera with you to capture all the memories!