I don’t like long road trip, not even in Bali, the longest car trip I’ve done about 4 years ago was around Bali, and that’s because of my job. Benny had been thinking about driving Bali-Java for a long time, and recently I had to send my Bali car to my parent’s home in Bandung, West Java, so we thought this would be a great chance to visit several cities in East and Central Java, like : Surabaya, Madiun, Solo, Yogya, Purwokerto, before we hit our final destination : BANDUNG ! – the city we (specially ME!) never get bored to be for its shopping centers and food paradise are always tempting and heaven for us. We want to see and experience in Java land, what Bali does not have.
Bali is a big island to explore, and finding hidden stunning areas and spots such as blue pristine water in a secluded beach area are among the most fun part to discover this island of paradise.
More visitors or even local residents like me prefer avoiding touristy areas such as Kuta Beach (and Kuta Square), Dreamland Beach-who is now known as New Kuta Beach full of Jakarta and Surabaya local tourists! (how on earth those investors from Jakarta dare to change a beach name found once by a surfer in 70’s!), and would rather explore West,North,and East part of Bali.