Chris and I got married about 4 months ago and one can say that a honeymoon starts off your newly married life together – its full of pleasure and it’s synonymous to the journey that lies ahead. Most people take a honeymoon shortly after they get married, but we decided to hold off on it mostly for reasons of it will be the low season in Indonesia.
So why Bali?
No, it wasn’t Eat, Pray, Love – I’ve never even read the book. I remember perusing a guide to where to have weddings, given to me by a friend named France, and briefly reading about Bali. It was on the back of my head when I had asked Chris if he had any urge to go anywhere. At that time, New Zealand trumped any place – I think my selling point to Chris was that we can pretend it’s the Lord of the Rings and that the number of sheep in New Zealand outnumbered the amount of people. Chris was “down for anything” and yet we didn’t think much about it after the cursory “what about New Zealand?”
However, it was almost like a whisper that turned into a yell. Bali. We kinda new what to expect in New Zealand from the few friends that have traveled there. There’s sheep and fantastic views, yet everything would be expensive and there’s just too much to see in a few weeks. Also, money was a little bit of an issue. Yes, we can travel there, but the cost of the airline ticket was expensive and on top of that we’d probably break our newly jointed bank accounts on the place just for one tour. Where could we go that wouldn’t really hurt the wallet?
We could have gone to the Philippines again, but both of our sense of adventure kicked in and that’s when we both decided, Bali would be it. This country had everything we were looking for: food, culture, relaxation, with a side of the ability to find an adventure if we needed it.