Best of Bali

Bali boasts an endless plethora of activities to engage in, whether it’s exploring their unique culture, spending time with locals or simply settling into a relaxing lifestyle on the beach. There’s so much more on this list I haven’t mentioned, from bartering at the markets to enjoying cheap massages or even taking surfing lessons on the beach (I recommend all three). But for now, here’s a list of the top ten things to do in Bali.

(To read about a more extensive and in-depth experience in Bali, you can dive into my travel journal here.) 

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An Era of Terrorism

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A series from my art journal.
Turkey: Continuously under fire // France: The statue where a shrine was left for Paris & Nice victims // Syria: A UNESCO world heritage site destroyed by ISIS // Belgium: The building where a shrine was left for Brussels victims. 

Modern history was my favourite subject in high school, because every class my teacher read us a chapter from a book about a certain time period, and as the term progressed so did the story. Week by week I learnt more about the oppressive dictatorship of Josef Stalin, American interventions (god damn, they interfered more times than Simon abrasively cuts off an X-Factor hopeful), and suffragette activism (and no, it was not all a singing fiesta like Mary Poppins suggests).

Enthralled in learning about the past lead me to wondering… What will people of the future learn about the people of now? What story will be spun about our lives? I can see the title for the textbook in my mind, and it’s not a particularly pretty one: An Era of Terrorism. 

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Cast me in a Ferris Bueller remake

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Cast me in a Ferris Bueller remake. 

Ditching lectures, uniforms and any hint of responsibility in lieu of impulsive adventures in the 80s sounds like a jazzy time to me. If you were to cast yourself in a Ferris Bueller remake, would you visit an art museum, borrow a Ferrari, eat at an over-priced restaurant or become the star attraction in a glitzy parade? You won’t know until you try it, and for when you do, here’s how to make the most of your day off: Continue reading “Cast me in a Ferris Bueller remake”