The magic of Bali lies in the unexpected sights that one stumbles across even in built up tourist areas. Like this scene spied through the hedge of an eco-resort in the Canggu area.
Finding your light in Bali
If you're like me, you seek travel for the adventure, the endless journey that lands you in a remote land where you explore and push yourself to the limits trying to 'fit it all in'. On my first solo trip, it was a vacation, not an adventure that I needed. Without booking my first nights' stay and after flying 30+ hours from Boston to Bali, I sought refuge + rest in paradise. Upon arrival to the peaceful eco-village my state of being started to shift, I could breath deeply, take my pack off and trust, simply by the kind nature of the staff, that I was in a welcome place. Built serenely into the natural foliage of the magical island, each stone thoughtfully laid to guide your every step, Desa Seni hosts daily yoga classes, grows their own produce and contributes responsibly to its island community. 5 Days in the village with no need to leave offered complete bliss. On Day 3 I connected to my yoga practice in a profound way and discovered meditation. Although the opportunity to explore deep within and learn the practice of mediation was experienced cross-legged on the other side of the world, it is the tool and connection of the practice that I took from there and will enjoy around the world, and daily at home. Meaningful friendships with fellow travelers and yogis, conversations of where to go and where we've been lent ideally to my travels beyond the village walls. But before I left, my flame was rekindled, a light within sparked and my desire for adventure renewed.
By Julia Frost
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