There is nothing better than the novelty experiences one can get from setting out on an adventure. Time off from our daily life helps us to forget about our everyday issues. In this essay I want to talk about the most memorable journey of my life.
It began at home as we packed things for an exciting trip for our anniversary. We already booked the hotel room and made a bucket list of exciting places to visit. We were so energized in light of the fact that my wife and I were going to Bali. This was our first overseas trip after our four years of marriage and the most intriguing spot to us. We could not imagine what it would have resembled. Our flights were flying through Sydney, Australia. We deliberately had 12 hours long stay is Sydney while transiting through Australia. Sydney is also one of our favorite holiday destinations. We aimed to make most out of this trip. So, we planned to visit the iconic Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and the Luna Park. You can get on a train from the international airport straight to the Opera House and then from there you can take a cruise to the Harbour Bridge and the Luna Park. They are close to each other. First, we had some finger licking food at one of the restaurants around the Opera House and then climbed up on the Harbour Bridge to see the spectacular views of the Sydney city. We were reluctant to leave the Harbour Bridge and its mesmerizing views but we were also very excited to enjoy rides in the Luna Park. We spent a great 6 hours and had an unforgettable time. We got back to the airport just in time to catch the connecting flight to Bali. We were so excited to reach to the next destination as soon as possible. We did not realize how time flew away while talking about Sydney’s beauty. In the blink of an eye, we reached to Bali in the dusk.
We had a marvelous experience when we got out of the airport to enter Bali. It was the tropical, wet, hot air which was our desirable weather. We arrived at our hotel on the north of Bali. Natural magnificent beauty seemed to be all around us. One side of the road there was the rich greenery of the tropical forest, from the other there were dark waves of the ocean. We chose to go through our first days on a comfortable hotel, which was just on the seashore, and take a rest from tedious jetlag. The climate was awesome. The day was sunny and the water was so warm, peaceful. The panoramic view of the beach was amazing. The regular day to day existence of urban life cannot be better than nice and warm weather in rural town Ubud. We were getting a charge out of each moment of our rest, gradually tasting mocktails on the beach. The day was changing and starting with one then onto the next with new, splendid, extraordinary feelings and unforgettable moments. Next morning at 3 am, we were ready to witness the sunrise on Mount Batur. It is almost 2 km high mountain and takes about 2.5 hours to climb all the way up. It was really hard to climb up the mountain but it all paid off when the sun rose. We gazed with open-mouthed. It was one the best sunrise I have ever seen in my life. It was dazzling and breath-taking beauty of nature. We enjoyed the next couple of days by seeing the Monkey Forest and the rice farm. That experience was quite unique for us. Ubud was the best place to experience Bali’s rural life, Balinese culture, and tradition. It also the best place to enjoy Balinese delicacies. Subsequently, on the 4th day, we were so excited to experience Bali’s urban life.
So, our next destination was Seminyak, Kuta. The weather was quite hot in Kuta. Unfortunately, we did not expect that we are also going to have a very unpleasant experience there. Actually, we online booked an apartment through Air BNB. However, it was not good enough as they had mentioned on their website and the room’s air conditioner was not working at all. It was really hard to survive there without the air conditioner. In the beginning, he was not coming with any satisfactory outcomes. End up we had to talk to their head office. No one wants to have bad reviews for their business. Subsequently, we got transferred to a new better accommodation after having an argy-bargy with apartment’s supervisor. We planned to take our holiday trip to next level. Therefore, we rented a motorbike instead of a taxi. We decided to pass the entire day away on a motorbike, studying Seminyak, Kuta. We managed to see half of the city by riding along the coast and our trip took a whole day. The views we saw while riding a bike showed us another side of local life. The traffic in Kuta was extremely busy and noisy. A lot of people ride motorbikes there, which is one of the distinguishing features of Bali. We spent our last evening at the beach with a delicious dinner and a remarkable sunset.
It is strange how time flies when we are on holidays. It was a literally sad realization when we knew we needed to go back home. The emotional feelings swept over my mind. It was not easy to leave an extraordinary atmosphere of the best hospitality and calmness. We had no other choice. Finally, we returned home with new freshness in our moods and I can happily say that it was the best journey of my life.