Since it is such a long flight from Bali to the US, we opted to do a stopover in Bangkok. We decided to stay a few days to break up our trip back to the US, even though we have been to Bangkok a few times, we really like the city.
During our five-week stay in Bali, we spent a fair amount of money and time diving. While we mentioned that we didn’t go to Bali for the food, we did spend some time at restaurants and we even took a Balinese cooking class.
With five weeks in Bali, we had time to catch up on life stuff including medical, dental, exercise, and of course laying around the pool. We also had plenty of time to visit some interesting and unique Balinese Hindu temples.
For people based in the US or in Europe, Bali is a real challenge to visit. Since we were in the area we figured this was our chance and we weren’t disappointed. We really liked the vibe, the people, the food, and the prices of everything in Bali.
The next stop after Singapore was Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We really wanted to see the Batu Caves, which turned out to be one of the highlights of our visit to Malaysia. Malaysia turned out to be an interesting and surprising mix of Indian, Malay, and Chinese cultures