A little pre-history of my current lazy days in Bali ☺️
I started moving towards backpacker’s life in November 2014. First, my friend and I spend a week in Goa, Arambol: living in guesthouse (one of few there with the hot water) and travelling around (Redi Fort, jungle Baba, the biggest banyan etc). It was amazing! And surprisingly, quite comfortable – meaning some discomfort didn’t bothered at all comparing to the new experience.
Then I returned on the New Year to same Goa beaches: Arambol, Mandrem, and around. We’ve been to no-tourist beaches of Maharashtra (neighbor state), travelled by bike to south: Palolem, Gokarna, and Merudeshwar. And then we moved to the heart of India: Aurangabad (with Ajanta and Ellora caves), Khajuraho, Varanasi… That we’re all places to stay for long time! ☺️
Then we moved to Pokhara, Nepal, the same way as usual: by local transport (Varanasi-Gorakhpur train, Sonauli bus and Pokhara bus – almost 1,5 days of travel!). In Pokhara we planned and made a trek to Annapurna Base Camp, and after that we took some rest in Kathmandu.
At this point I forced myself to stop the life of freedom and returned to Moscow – to finalize the life of duty, as I see now! My friend decided to make another trek, from Kathmandu to Everest (including Lukla as a trek point). He was challenged by the earthquake, but luckily stayed safe.
Now we are at our “less challenging” stage of travel. We went through Thailand (Bangkok, Phuket, Crabi), and moved to Bali after short (for me – really short!) transfer in Kuala-Lumpur.
The life in Bali is the cheapest and the most comfortable comparing to everything before (this is a theme for the separate post), so I will take some time to describe our experience. I hope it will be interesting!