After an incredible time in Bali, I got home last night and am officially back in the office as of today! It’s kind of funny to come back to chilly 50 degree weather after being in 85+ degrees and extreme humidity for a week. My body doesn’t know what to think. But my hair is thanking me… My lion’s mane was a little out of control in Bali… Ha. I’ll leave it at that. I’ve got lots of pretty pictures from the trip that I can’t wait to share soon, but until then, I thought I’d kick off the weekend with a fresh batch of Friday Fun Facts! This isn’t just any Fun Facts post, though. This post is the Bali edition!! In case you ever get the chance to go there, you’ll be all prepared because of this. It pretty much covers everything you need to know. Yep.
1. If you’re taking a flight that’s more than say, oh I don’t know, about 4 hours long (like a 14 hour flight and then a 7 hour flight), bring a toothbrush in your carryon. Huge mistake not too! My teeth felt like sandpaper by the time we made it to Bali. (Sorry for the unpleasant visual.) Let’s just say I didn’t make that mistake on the trip home.
2. They don’t really use wash cloths in Bali. So if you want one in your hotel room, you have to call the front desk and request a “face towel.” It’s best to do this about 15 minutes before you actually need it, rather than getting in the shower, realizing you don’t have one, searching around the bathroom for it, and then using a hand towel out of desperation.
3. If you have curly hair, don’t even bother bringing a straightener. You’ll get there and find out it was just extra weight in your suitcase. Ha.
4. Supposedly some of the best coffee in the world is from Bali. And it’s because the beans are pooped out by a cat. Let me say that again… POOPED OUT BY A CAT. No, I didn’t have the guts to try it. But my mom did, and she said it was really good, so I’ll just take her word for it!
5. If you go to any tourist location where there are monkeys, don’t wear glasses. Or earrings. And watch your cell phones and small cameras. Apparently the monkeys like souvenirs, too. Oh and don’t wear yellow, either. My dad wore a yellow shirt and it resulted in a monkey jumping on his back and trying to bite the shirt. Hilarious for everyone else watching, but my dad didn’t enjoy it so much ;)
6. Bartering is a part of every day shopping in Bali. If you’re not good at bartering, you can still usually get at least a few dollars off whatever it is you’re trying to purchase. Conveniently though, my family has somewhat mastered that art, and we came away with some great deals!
7. Wear sandals to the beach. This probably doesn’t apply to just Bali, and anyone who lives near a beach might be rolling their eyes… but for this mountain living girl, I quickly found out that walking onto the hot sand during the middle of the day in bare feet to play beach volleyball is a bad idea!
8. If you love juice, you will not find better juice than what they serve in Bali. It’s literally freshly pressed every day. I almost died when I ordered my first glass of orange juice. And I continued to ordered orange juice with every meal thereafter. Not even joking. (I’m salivating just thinking about it.) Best juice I’ve ever tasted in my life!!!
9. Bali is a beautiful place for a wedding! (Kind of a no brainer, I know.)
Here’s a little sneak peek of Taka and Mao’s wedding!! Yes, I already posted one on Facebook, but I couldn’t help sharing just one more. Then again, can you blame me? It was such a beautiful wedding for a wonderful couple…