Scratch Map® Poster Inspiration: Bali

Scratch Map® Poster Inspiration: Bali

The most famous island in Indonesia, Bali needs to be uncovered on your Scratch Map®  ASAP! For those of you sporting that slightly smug ‘been there done that’ expression on your face whilst reading this, you’ll know just what kind of tropical paradise awaits…

Famous for its crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches and volcanic mountains, it seems unfair that Bali takes up such a small place on our world map poster. But good things come in small packages and Bali definitely follows this principle. Start your Scratch Map® adventure by flying in to Bali’s capital, Denpasar and head straight out in its neighbouring town Kuta. There’s a reason tonnes of Aussies flock here every year for spring break – boasting the best beaches in Bali, Kuta is filled with lively restaurants, bars and clubs. If you’re looking to blow off some steam, head to Bounty – a club constructed as a pirate ship where after one too many fish bowls you can try (and probably fail) to walk the plank…

Once you’ve partied to your heart’s content (and sunbathed off those hangovers on Kuta beach), head to Lake Bratan to see Pura Ulun Danu Bratan. A destination so beautiful, it can’t be missed off your Scratch Map® adventure! This Balinese Hindu water temple is located in the mountains near Bedugul and with stunning views and interesting history, it definitely won’t disappoint any culture vulture.

Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten one of the most important parts of any Scratch Map® worthy adventure. The food! Two words. Nasi goreng. An Indonesian masterpiece so delicious you’ll constantly try to recreate it once you’re home. If this sounds like you, we recommend taking a trip to Jatiluwih Green Land to get some tips and see where it begins! Situated in Tabanan, the Jatiluwih rice terraces are often described as a place of serene beauty and make for a soothing retreat away from the busy south. Filled with breathtaking views and scenery, your social media accounts will definitely thank you.

If you’ve done all the above, you’re doing pretty well and we think you can deservedly unveil Bali on your Scratch Map poster. However for the wanderlust high achievers out there, there’s one more stop on our tour of Bali. A traditional Balinese night market. Situated all over the island, the Balinese night market offers a unique shopping and dining experience. Allowing you to enjoy local and traditional cuisine whilst perusing the handmade crafts for souveneirs, the night market will give you a real glimpse in to Balinese culture. Just remember to keep the bartering lighthearted!