• bali voor beginners
    Indonesia,  We12inspire

    Bali for beginners: tips for (female) solo travel in Bali

    Bali tips for first time travellers and solo travel in Bali Although I have traveled almost the entire planet, I found my first trip to Bali quite exciting. No idea why, because you can read everywhere that it’s an easy destination, especially for a first time in Asia. Despite this not being my first time in Asia, it was my first time alone in Asia. Looking back at it, it appears that I should not have worried about traveling on my own in Bali. Not as a woman either. That is why I wrote this post for Bali for beginners, just to put you at ease if you are traveling…

  • Bali bike tour Ubud
    Indonesia,  We12bike

    Bike tour Ubud: cycling through Bali’s rice fields

    Bike tour Ubud: cycling through Bali’s rice fields Have you seen ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ where Liz Gilbert cycles through the Bali rice fields? It’s very romanticized and I figured it would be hard to find such scenery when in Bali. I had heard that the Ubud area has changed a lot over the years and that I shouldn’t expect too much of it. However being Dutch, I figured that exploring Bali by bike would be a fun activity. I looked around for a bit and eventually found a Bali bike tour by Bali Breeze tours, that promised to show me a piece of Bali that only few people visit.  …

  • jatiluwih rice fields
    Indonesia,  We12inspire

    Fifty shades of green at the Jatiluwih rice terraces in Bali

    Fifty shades of green at the Jatiluwih rice terraces in Bali While I’m writing this, I’m in my homestay in Canggu, Bali. Even though I planned on relaxing and working during this Bali workation, I couldn’t resist checking out a couple of sights. One of them are the Jatiluwih rice terraces, the most beautiful rice terraces in Bali according to many.   During last year’s visit to Bali, I ended my journey with a visit to Tegalalang, the most famous rice fields just outside of Ubud. Even though it was absolutely stunning, it also was way too busy for my taste. It was nearly impossible to take pictures without other…

  • travel tips for sidemen
    Indonesia,  We12inspire

    Travel tips for Sidemen, the undiscovered masterpiece of Bali

    My summer vacation is over and I have gone back to work. The next few months coming up are a crazy mix of plenty of trips that I’m making for We12travel but there is light at the end of the tunnel, as I booked a planeticket back to Bali for November. I really miss Bali and even though many people don’t understand how an outdoor enthusiast can enjoy Bali so much, I just can’t wait to go back there. I miss the friendly people, the bright green rice fields, the massages I took almost daily and the relaxed atmosphere in Sidemen.   One of the places I’m really looking forward…