Written By love on Friday | 16:07
Bali got a wave of publicity in 2006 when the world record for the most surfers to ride a single wave was set at kuta beach, fifty-three people from around the world shared the moment.
If that news highlighted Bali as an incredible surf destination, it was but one of many super-lative stories that could have been written. Jaded travellers the world over arrive in Bali and have their world-weary ways stripped away by the place that invented the word "unique"
Many try to pigeon-hole Bali as a cliche, but look a little deeper and you'll find a pervasive culture and beauty. Tiny offerings, with their brilliant bits of fresh flowers found in even the tiniest of niches, dance perfomances, magical with their grace and charm. Lyrical local music playing live in even the most obscure corners.
Balinese culture is no after-thought overlay, shucked on by only a few it is a fundamental part of everyday life and it intrigues and entrances everyone who visits.
The beauty is a part of this cliche, but what can you do? Wild beaches stretching off to the horizon, rice terraces increadibly green and sinuous in their beauty, lush tropical forests where your biggest worry is a ripe fruit hitting your head.
And these are just some of the images you'll savour.
And then there are the people. A cliche you're unlikely to find a more joyous and delightful people anywhere! Travel here is just so easy. Whether in the resorts of the tourist areas or the remote corners of Bali, you'll find it a breeze to catch your own personal wave here, no matter what form it may take.
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