Love it or hate it, Bali is a place full of experienced to be had. Read on and I'll introduce you to my favourite spots and a suggested itinerary.
Arriving in Denpasar.
When arriving to Bali you will be flying into the biggest city, Denpasar, and its airport. As you come out of the place you will have to pass immigration where most people now can get a free 30 day visa - note: day 1 is counted from the same day you arrive on, even if its 23:30 at night.
Hot Tip: As you pass immigration, what I like to call the taxi mafia will approach you, either to carry your bags for a fee or to sell you their transport services for exorbitant fees. If you don't mind, walk up to arrivals and find yourself a "bluebird" taxi, but make sure it's the real ones as the taxi mafia has changed the designs of their car to match the look of their competitor, or walk out onto the main street outside the airport and flag one down. A trip to Canggu cost about 130 000 in 2017.
Once you have arrived to your desired location, may that be Canggu, Ubud, Seminyak or Uluwatu take some time to check in, have a chat with the people around and get your bearings down so that you're ready for whats to come.
If you do decide to follow my proposed itinerary you should find yourself in Canggu the evening of your first night in Bali. It is a place great in itself but also the perfect base to explore further afield.
Wake up with the rising sun, find yourself looking out over the lightly sun covered rice fields and get ready for a breakfast dreams are made of.
There are many excellent breakfast places to chose from in Canggu and you really will be spoilt for choice. Some of my favourites at the moment of writing are Crate, Betelnut Cafe and x. A full breakfast including a smoothie and a coffee will set you back just over 100k in the popular places.
Hot tip: Come early or expect to have to wait in line for the popular places.