Yes… you read that right! Bali has about a million ah-mazing things that you absolutely should check out. In fact you could head on over to Pinterest right now… search Bali and be flooded with the most gorgeous pictures you could imagine. However… I am warning you there are 3 Things You should NOT to do in Bali.
1.) Do NOT take bananas into Monkey Forest
Sounds super tempting I know right? What is cuter than a whole forest full of sweet fluffy monkeys?? Nothing you are thinking. Well sorry to burst your bubble but think of this forest as a death trap instead. It is an entire forest full of mischievous monkeys who mean business. These monkeys have fangs, are willing to fight for their bananas, definitely are NOT afraid of humans… AND they call their homies for back up when you run out of bananas. Nothing scarier than hearing crazy fanged monkeys swinging from the trees above coming for you and your bananas- AHHHHHH!!!!
2.) Do NOT be fooled into thinking there is a leisurely bike trail in Bali
We were excited that our hotel (the amazing Alila Ubud) had complimentary bikes so thinking we were fit adventurous people (we really are not) we checked out a couple bikes. We asked the concierge at the hotel about routes and they confirmed there was a nice easy route for us. Off we went. Oh, boy did we learn. There were so many hills and they were SO STEEP we literally had to walk our bikes up. We were struggling so bad that several wonderful Balinese people stopped on their motorbikes to make sure we were okay. #embarrassing I mean we must have looked TERRIBLE!! Eventually we made it through the hills only to have a sudden downpour come and completely drench us. So, in Bali just remember that bike rides = big hills + tons of traffic + pouring rain. We definitely got a little more adventure then we bargained for 😉
3.) Do NOT go river rafting if you are scared of heights
So, I may or may not be a bit of a wimp (meaning I am the wimpiest person you know). The first river rafting trip we took in Bali was a class 3 and it was pretty easy. So, when my hubby found a second course that was also class 3 with just a few spots classified as 4’s I thought “no Big… let’s do this.” Holy smokes the difference in classes… I was ducking under rocks and cliffs that were nearly scrapping my nose and then we plunged down this insanely steep hill. My heart skipped a few beats for sure. So… if you go river rafting (which you should bc its fun) just know you’ve been warned!!
*In all seriousness Bali was probably one of my favorite trips!!
ome may say it was bc it was sans munchkins