I recently set off on my first solo trip around the globe, and while travelling alone is empowering and invigorating, it sure as hell can get lonely! But fear not, as long as you keep your ears piqued and your mind open, opportunities to meet new and like minded people will often fall right on your doorstep.
Following my 5 tips below, on how to meet people when solo travelling, will leave you with friends scattered around the globe, and whats better than that?
When travelling I love nothing more than lounging by the pool, relaxing on the beach or watching the world go by, with a good book in hand, ready to delve into the pages of another world!
For me, a trips not complete if I don’t take the time to sit back and enjoy the latest book I’ve picked up from WHSmith’s at the airport…
Below I’ve quickly reviewed the books I’ve read abroad this summer and would recommend to you.
Just a 30 minute speedboat ride from Sanur, the small island of Nusa Lembongan is a must visit on any trip to Bali! From white sand beaches and coral reefs to adoring locals and delicious sea food, Lembongan is as close to paradise as you can get!
Further, its seemingly a gift that keeps on giving because, despite its small size, there’s an endless amount of things to see and do!!
However, if you’re short of time, fear not because I’ve compiled a list of my Top 5 things to do in Nusa Lembongan:
For my first few days in Bali, I decided to treat myself to a little bit of luxury and booked into the Artotel Sanur for the first two nights of my trip! This 4 star hotel combines local art and contemporary architecture with high international standards – according to Booking.com anyhow 😉
Below I’ve reviewed my personal experience of staying at this rather unique hotel:
Deciding where to set up camp is one of the toughest decision you have to make when planning a trip. Unfortunately, South East Bali is no exception to this, and has many popular regions to choose from.
During my trip I stayed in both Sanur and Seminyak (two sough-after destination). Below, I’ve compared the two locations in a bid to help you tackle the internal struggle of choosing where to stay in Bali 🙂
My first port of call on my Bali adventure was Sanur!
I was keen to get out and explore! Thus, after a morning sleeping off my jetlag, I decided to head down to Sanur Beach… However, my heart sunk at what I saw!
I recently flew to and from Bali with Qatar Airlines… I have to confess that I’d never really heard of them (I’ve mainly flown with British Airways or Virgin when travelling long haul) but, after a quick google, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it is actually the ‘most on time’ airline and that economy had pretty good reviews! Following these discoveries, I quickly booked my flights and mentally prepared myself for 18 hours in the air….
I can say that overall I was impressed with Qatar Airways and would definitely fly with them again! But lets break the experience down: