Having almost three months to spare between my two semesters of school in Gold Coast, I decided it was only reasonable to travel to Bali. Some of my friends, including my girlfriend, were traveling to Bali as a part of their journey home to Norway. I was lucky enough to join them to their first checkpoint before they went on to visit both Vietnam and Thailand afterwards. With nowhere else to be before the visit from my family in Australia, I ended up staying in Bali for almost a month before returning. While ten of the days were spent completely by myself, I ended up learning a whole lot from that experience. Having to navigate a new environment on your own can be daunting at first, but eventually lets you grow as a person and gives you a confident boost to take with you onwards on your travels. It may feel a bit sad to sit at a table for one in a restaurant, but you just have to embrace it and start enjoying your own company. And plus, you get to order as much dessert as you like! You're welcome.
After exploring the Bali for some days, we headed out to the Gili Islands for some serious beach vibes. We decided on Gili Trawangan, one of the three islands and often spoken of as "the party island" of the three. Although having an atmosphere of partying, it is still possible to enjoy Gili T in other ways. It´s actually one of the cheapest places on earth to get your PADI scuba diving license, as well as being perfect for some casual snorkeling. Gili T is still the only place I have gotten to swim with turtles who don´t mind my nosiness.