Rolling rice terraces, beautiful beaches, magnificent mountains & fabulous food... just a small selection of what this impressive little country has to offer.
During my month backpacking around Bali I had so many unforgettable experiences; from hiking a volcano at 2AM to watch the sunrise (a must do!), taking it back to basics on Nusa Lembongan, learning traditional balinese cooking in a local family kitchen, to swimming with elephants and trying some very unusual (yet delicious!) Indonesian cuisine. Jam packed with Balinese customs and religion, the aptly named "Island of the Gods" is definitely one for every culture-seeking traveller's bucketlist. Unique temples at every turn, rich art traditions and spiritual ceremonies make for one of the worlds most diverse culture scenes.
At the heart of the country and the culture, Ubud boasts a mixture of traditional customs and bustling tourism. With stunning rice paddies just a short drive from the town, secret gardens and multiple temples and palaces tucked away behind the main streets, Ubud is full of photo ops for scenic landscapes, intriguing street photography and so much more.
I couldn't put my camera down for the majority of the trip as I wanted to document every thing I saw and everywhere I went, desperate to capture Bali's natural beauty as well as the beauty of the customs and culture. Indonesia is also perfect for adventurous travellers - offering white water rafting, waterfall hikes, reef cruises and diving - not forgetting it is a surfers paradise!
Bali is full of hidden gems and is a travellers (& photographers!) dream, I definitely recommend adding this one to your list if you haven't already!
Equipment used - Canon 70D, Canon 10 - 18mm f4.5 - 5.6, Canon 18 - 135mm f3.5 - 5.6, Canon 50mm 1.8.