I am possibly the only travelling Australian, that has never been to Bali.
I will start by stating that I am possibly the only travelling Australian that has never been to Bali. Flying to Denpasar and transferring to Kuta when I know that it is full of Australians, never appealed to me when I was younger.
Travel to Bali is a right of passage for Aussies aged between 18-25, and in hindsight, I am honestly pleased to say I missed that boat. However, now that I have 23 countries under my belt and I found cheap return airfare, it's time to add to the list and explore a bit of Indonesia: Bali, Lombok, and Java, before heading to Sabah, Malaysian Borneo to tick off some items on my bucket list.
After all the warnings I received from friends to not stay in Kuta because of the, quote "drunk, bogan Aussies", Kuta was, of course, the first place I booked. To be technical, I will be a drunk Aussie (at least for the Kuta leg of the trip). I decided to skip on a backpacker hostel and book a guesthouse with a plunge pool (the guesthouse was randomly cheaper), so people, no matter where their location, or how intoxicated they are (to a degree), seems like an okay option for this solo traveller right now.
Let's hope I haven't just jinxed myself!
Up, up and away... ?✈️
by Natalie Marie.
An Aussie girls guide to
I make all of the mistakes
so you don't have to.
Hi! I'm Natalie Marie, a travel blogger and photographer from Melbourne, Australia with a severe case of wanderlust.
In the past 5 years I have had the pleasure of visiting 173 cities and towns, spanning 27 countries across five continents, all while experiencing some incredible bucket-list moments and epic misadventures along the way.
Tily Travels is a travel blog filled with stories of my journeys and tourist information; also infused with my love of photography, wildlife, street art, and festivals in far away places.
My goal is to inspire you to explore the wonders the world has to offer and to
live a life you love.
Live, learn, laugh & love life
What a wonderful world!
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