Asia, Indonesia, Living in Western Australia, Travel diaries
Travel Diary: Exploring Bali29/12/2015
As you will already have seen, we recently took a trip to Bali; a very unplanned and last minute adventure! You may recall that around this time last year we also did the exact same thing (that also being an unplanned, last minute decision). A year ago, on leaving Bali we parted ways with our fellow nomads, Grimo and Pamela, as we flew to Australia to start our working holiday and they similarly flew to New Zealand to start theirs. We had jested how epic it would be if we got the chance to do it all again in a years’ time … what we didn’t expect was for it to actually happen! Grimo and Pamela were on their last tour of New Zealand when they decided to book in a cheeky month to Bali before heading home for the winter. They instantly invited us to join them. At that very time our working holiday visa expired and we were on a bridging visa whilst the sponsorship visa was being processed. This bridging visa allowed us to stay in the country whilst a decision was being made but if we left the country we wouldn’t be allowed back in! We couldn’t risk it. A crazy set of circumstances later, we were thrilled to find Grimo and Pamela on our doorstep in Perth! After an epic few days catching up and reminiscing we were sad to see them depart for Bali whilst we were stuck doing our 9-5 missing out on the fun. We were itching to go with them. Then the stars finally aligned as a week later we got the call that the visa had been approved. Woo hoo! You can read all about it here. With a tonne of work on, and Shaun not working at all we were hesitant … for all of about 2 seconds! We made the decision and were on Balinese soil within 24 hours!