After Work Trip to Canggu: Endless Adventure on Bali!
CATEGORY: INTERNSHIP TESTIMONIAL
READING TIME: 3 MINUTES
Bali through the eyes of an intern. In this 11-part series of reports, our intern Nicky tells you about her internship time on the Indonesian island of Bali. In this report, she gives you important tips on preparing for your trip to Bali.
Of course, I never missed an opportunity to visit Canggu during my internship in Bali! In this part of my story I took a short trip to the most popular places in the area!
Canggu the Paradise for Surfers
After about one hour's drive, I dropped at the beach of Canggu. A colleague had given me a few tips before, which locations are announced. Among them were the Betelnut Café and the Oldman`s Bar. But I was only in Oldman's Bar because it is exactly by the beach. Furthermore the skater park "Pretty Poison" was recommended to me. There are also regular parties there so that I made an appointment for the evening with someone there. When leaving I had to realize that most of the tourists still drove their scooters, even if they were not able to do so at all. The frightening thing about it is that the locals apparently don't think it's a bad thing. I watched how a tourist landed with his scooter in the bushes after visiting "Pretty Poison". The Balinese kindly helped him up and put him back on his scooter so that he could continue his journey! I don't know if this was the best idea.
We also celebrated a little farewell in the office this week. Because unfortunately, another intern had to leave us. So we sat together after work and had a little drink.
The following weekend I took it easy and didn't make any big plans. On Saturday I just rode my scooter. Tip: After a small scooter tour I got stranded at Padang Padang Beach. It costs the entrance fee, but for me, it was worth it, as the water is super clear. Apparently I had caught a good day, as it was not as full as I had left it at Tripadvisor before. Tip: On Sunday, a friend of mine took me from my accommodation to a beach - of which I have not heard anything before - the Gunung Payung Beach. This beach is very hidden and only really available and reachable when the tide is low. To get there, we first had to walk down an eternally long staircase. But the way was worthwhile, as the view from above as also from below was simply fantastic. After the bathing session, we drove to Jimbaran Beach in order to watch the sunset from there.