I’m sorting out my travel wish list for 2015 and I really am not sure how I am going to check each one off my list! But I also believe when there is a will, there is a way! I will put up another post with the places I’d like to visit this year in a week or two, once I figure it all out.
One of the travel escapades on the wish list is to explore the Indonesian islands. It is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while now. I have been to Bali 5 times now, and I have done all the main touristy stuff, visited some of the best beach bars, lazed on the beaches and trawled through all the shopping streets for countless hours. However, this time around, I’d like to explore further out from the main hustle and bustle of the island.
After some researching, I came across some really beautiful islands around Bali. I’ve heard from a few friends who have been there that these islands have some gorgeous beaches and are less commercialised, hence less crowded. The plan is to travel to Bali—> Nusa Lembongan—> Gili Islands—> Lombok or vice versa. The good thing is these places are very easily accessible by ferries that operate daily to and from most of these islands. They are reasonably priced so that’s great, but the downside is the journey might take a couple of hours. Sometimes, the weather may be bad which means bumpy waters which means chances of getting sea sick are high! Alternatively, there is a flight between Bali and Lombok which might be a better option if you aren’t too tight on budget.
The plan is to enjoy these places and at the same time do some photography work. I can’t imagine being in these beautiful places without my camera! My fingers start to itch and my mind gets all inspired to get creative and compose beautiful shots! Do you get that too? It’s like my mind is in an overdrive mode and my fingers follow suit.
I’m planning out my travel calendar for the next 6 months and am trying to figure out when is the best time to get there. If you have any suggestions, pls feel free to drop a comment. 🙂 In the meantime, below are some pictures I took in Oct 2013 on a trip to Bali. I took them at Kuta Beach, famous for its sunsets.