What am I doing in Bali?

Hello from Bali! I can hear the crickets chirping, there’s a soft breeze on my skin, but the air is still warm and humid. Actually my freshly dried hair doesn’t even really dry because it’s so humid here. It’s completely pitch-black dark outside, besides the turquoise lights in the pool. I have a glass of cold water and half a cold Snickers from the fridge. Life is good.

But why am I here? What will I be doing?
How come I just got my ticket a week ago?

And even worse: Why have I only got a one-way flight?

As you might know, there are things I have wanted to do for ever, but which I never did. Travelling around South-East Asia is one of them. When my friend Hannah asked me if I would come to Bali with her a few months ago, the answer was quite obvious (although I struggled a lot with making the decision).

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Our Trip
Now Hannah, five other girls and I will be travelling around Bali for the next 10 days. I have known Hannah, Heather and Pixie ever since I started instagramming and have been really good friends for Hannah since 2014. The others are two bloggers from the UK and a girl from Australia. We will explore Canggu (where we’re now) and then continue to Uluwatu, Seminyak and South Kuta. We have chosen to explore mainly the southern part of the island, so that we can make the most of each day rather than spending too much time in overpriced taxis, however we do hope to visit Ubud for a day trip and potentially a few waterfalls if we have the time! How exciting!

And after that?
Well, I will just continue travelling on my own. Where? I don’t know. First Indonesia, then maybe Malaysia and the Philippines. How, with whom, where will I stay? I literally don’t know anything yet. I have never done anything like this before and I have no idea how this is going to work. It does make me feel a bit nervous, but on the other hand I think this is going to be a big step fore me.

I will figure out a way on how to do it. I’m currently embracing the idea of travelling on my own. I have nothing planned but that’s new for me and it will be exciting. I know that I will want to take off quite some time to work on both my career, applications, my blog’s structure and much more. But most of the time, I will be exploring and learning. I am sure I’ve got so much to learn during this journey. And I want to see how the world changes me.

PS.: I’m very eager to share my first Bali shots with you! It’s just so beautiful here, but see for yourself!

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11 Comments

  1. 09/02/2017 / 12:02

    Lottie, you are so brave! Good luck, be safe! I can’t wait to read more about your adventures!
    Btw I always wanted to go to Bali and after seeing your photos I want to even more hahahaha

  2. Ryan M Greenleaf
    06/02/2017 / 03:21

    I admire your courage and desire to do this! It must be exhilarating and nerve-wracking all at the same time. I’m so thrilled to be able to follow along with you. You are such an amazing young lady and to be honest, an inspiration to me. I admire your courage and drive. Even though I am quite a bit older than you, you have inspired me to get bigger and better with my social media. And watching and talking with you, you have really inspired me to be a better person, to stay positive! Thank you for all you do! Keep going strong…you have my support 100% in all you do!

  3. Jacob
    05/02/2017 / 19:13

    Great adventure and nice pictures. I love to follow your trip! Waiting for the next post.

  4. Eleonore Buffet
    05/02/2017 / 19:09

    The photos are soooo amazing everything is so wow and just like in travel magazines …the things your dream about..I love how your first pictures with lotties little kitchen if I may say so were cute and now booooom you have become THE food blogger and instagram mer with the picture perfect acount. I am so excited that you have started all of this and even more excited to be part of this journey and be able to follow it every step of the way! Have the best of fun Lottieeee

  5. 05/02/2017 / 17:58

    Wow the initial description… The colors, the crickets chirping, the skin burning from the sun, … Ohh I wish it was summer ☀️ 🌴 Enjoy a lot this experience and have lots of fun! 😘
    Kisses, Sara

  6. Sara C
    05/02/2017 / 14:54

    What an adventure! I’ve always wanted to travel alone and explore a country, but I’ve never done it, you’re so brave! Have lots of fun ☺️🌏

  7. oglie
    05/02/2017 / 12:57

    COME TO SINGAPOREEEEE :) i will bring you around gladly!

  8. 05/02/2017 / 12:34

    Siellä on niin ihanan näköistä! Nauti matkasta :)

  9. Natalie
    05/02/2017 / 12:06

    Lottiiiiieeeee ich liebe deine reiseberichte, snaps,fotos und alles jz schon! Das sieht alles sooo toll aus und auch du strahlst so richtig!!! Das ist soo schön 💕 uuund ich liebe deine sonnenbrillen🙈😍👌😊
    freu mich auf alles, was noch kommt!!!

  10. Marlena
    05/02/2017 / 11:35

    Ohh these colours😍😍 fruits are the best thing to take pictures of☺️😌 🍏🍎🍐🍊🍋🍈🍓🍇🍉🍌🍒🍑🍍
    This all sounds so adventurous, hope you have an amazing time with good friends, good food and gorgeous places!
    Stay save and keep us updated☺️😘💕

  11. Bernarda
    05/02/2017 / 10:23

    This is so exciting! 😁 i would love to go Bali one day. My plan wa Thailand,Bali, Malasya, Cambodia, Phillipines all at once 😅 we’ll see how it goes haha Travelling alone is the best BUT I wish I could go with you. If you want to interrail one dax let me know. I just want to explore everything! or USA or Canada. Can’t wait to have more time to travel again! September is maybe New York! ❤