When It Feels Like Coming Home…Hi from Bali!

Writing and Photography by Conni Biesalski 
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You know when you get back to a place you haven’t been in a while (like a year) and it all feels so familiar, almost like you’ve never left?

That’s what it felt like stepping off the plane in Bali on Tuesday.

The smell of the air. The humidity on my skin. The faces of the people. 

Our bodies have a memory too, you know. Not just our brains.

I have spent quite some time here on Bali in the past, and a lot more so on Gili T. close to neighboring Lombok, becoming and working as a dive instructor. This area and its people have grown on me a lot since the first time I came in 2009 – to the point where it felt like coming home yesterday.

Everything is so different, and yet so familiar.

Instead of where I used to always stay, namely busy and crazy Kuta, I decided to check out a different place this time: A hostel in Sanur, in the southeast of Bali. The area is mostly full of families and couple on vacation, as well as older retired people, but it’s much quieter and a lot more chilled out.

The hostel, Big Pineapple, turned out great, with lots of lovely people and a good, laid back atmosphere. Oh, and it has a pool. Not too shabby, ey?

My office in the sun

So life is pretty good right now!

It’s weird too, though, you know. After spending a whole year in one place, Berlin – something I haven’t done in ages – I feel a bit rusty now. I can feel my comfort zone again. But that’s good, that’s how I like it.

Do you even know what your comfort zone feels like? When was the last time you felt it?

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19 Responses to When It Feels Like Coming Home…Hi from Bali!

  1. Conni,

    Oh, man! I know exactly what you mean about being rusty. Lately I’ve felt like I’ve totally oxidized. I happy you’re back to your true life. Cheers!

  2. Lee Hayward says:

    I spent a month in Bali and would have stayed much longer if it wasn’t for wanting to come home and visit my son. I love these types of Countries and can’t wait to start visiting again! :)

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