I was always skeptical of Bali. As an Australian, I had no interest in using up my vacation days to just be surrounded by more Australians, even if it was on a tropical island. It wasn’t until going to West Bali with Dojo and Five Pillar Experiences that I truly realised what Bali had to offer…
Depression is a dark beast and if the recent spate of suicides in the media by people seemingly in a place of enviable success, wealth and social standing – Avicii, Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade are enough to remind us that Depression doesn’t discriminate. Having survived depression for many years, I finally began to reorient my lifestyle to preempt these downward spirals that end in the painful depths of darkness.
Have you the itch? A desire to drop everything and pursue life as a digital nomad? Are you tired of gazing at perfectly manicured Instagram handles designed to induce envy? Is it working? It’s kind of working. Do you want to live your life in the tropics where you can surf perfect blue peeling waves […]
Ubud is located in the uplands of Bali, wedged between rice paddies, temples and steep ravines an hour’s drive from Canggu. It is considered the cultural heart of the island, and is a gorgeous artisan hub for the spiritual (and the spiritually narcissistic). Thanks to the popularity of Eat, Pray, Love, downtown is a little touristier than you may have romanticised, but all this means is that Ubud now boasts an endless stream of high quality restaurants, accommodation options and shops – its surrounding rainforest and rice terraces are as beautiful as ever.
If your definition of “me” time is lying on a massage table having your feet kneaded while a beautician coats your face with flakes of 24-carat gold, you’ve come to the right place. Canggu has a plethora of places to pamper and indulge for all budgets – and we weren’t even joking about the gold facial (check out Gold Dust on Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong).
At first glance, it may seem as though surfing is the only sporting activity on offer in Canggu, and anyone who dislikes the ocean will be left on the sand among the broken shells and umbrellas. However, the recent boom in the town’s population has meant that you can get sweaty and fit a whole range of different ways – which is pretty important when you’re living in a place with such good-looking residents. Whether serene yoga, gruelling crossfit or laps of butterfly are your thing, this not-so-sleepy beach town has it all.
So you’ve made the decision to travel or move to Bali – a very warm selamat datang to you. But as exotic as relocating to Bali sounds, we know moving isn’t always easy, so the Dojo has compiled this handy guide to help ease you into the transition.
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