Land of the Gods: Flights With Feeling featuring Felicia Masalla
Updated: May 29
One of the best memories I've had here so far is when my friends and I hiked down to a beach in Uluwatu where we stayed over the night. The place was quiet and beautiful. We made a little bonfire, burned some marshmallows, and we swam under the moon. The best part was that we were the only ones there, except for a few cows and monkeys...
The best of the city
Where to stay: Well you have more options, and it all depends on what kind of traveler you are. You can choose a more crowded place like Canggu, where you'll have everything you need, and it's a good base while exploring more of the Island. I recommend Canggu now since I'm living there. I fell in love with the city, so I decided to move here. Either for a more tranquil vacation, you should rent a villa with a few friends, around Berawa or Umalas. While traveling solo my recommendation should be to stay in a hostel such as Escape hostel or Kosone Hostel. Even maybe more of a homestay such as Gitas or Sikas in Canggu.
What to eat: Bali is one of the easiest places to eat when it comes to being vegan. You'll find vegan alternatives almost everywhere, especially south of the Island in Canggu & Seminyak area. It's so easy to get lost in the jungle of all cafes around here, you'll find amazing sushi, Mexican, Italian dishes, there's food from every corner of the world in this small island. But no matter how many western restaurants there are, in my opinion, you should always support the locally-owned restaurants fist. A few of my favorites are Warung Varuna, Warung Heboh in Canggu & Satu Satu.
What to do:
Where to begin...If you want to make the dream come true on becoming a cool surfer girl, this is the place. You'll have beautiful and yet crowded waves in Uluwatu & Canggu. Take a walk on the beach and grab one of the local surf guys, they know the water and the current the best so they will take care of you. If you're more about tuning into the yoga sphere you'll find a lot of that in the heart of Ubud. But be aware, since this Island is so exploited by tourism already, choose the studio wisely. Yoga is unfortunately so commercialized nowadays that you'll find many people who are there to show off their matching yoga sets on Instagram rather than tuning into themselves. So I would try to go to the smaller yoga studios to get a more in-depth class. Besides yoga, Bali hides one of the most precious waterfalls I've seen. When finished frothing in the spiritual Ubud, you should continue up north until you reach Aling Aling Waterfalls. This is the time to bring up the bathing suit and jump into nature's own swimming pool. On top of that, you'll find 3 other waterfalls nearby where you can cliff jump and have the most refreshing nature shower ever. I would recommend you to rent a scooter and explore yourself. Drive-up north away from tourism and get lost. That's when you'll see the real Bali.
At the end of this interview, we asked Felicia who she would rate Bali, and her response was more than expected - she gave it a 5 out of 5 for solo trips, girls trips as well as for baecations, and a 4 out of 5 for family trips.
Wanna keep up with Felicia? Then check up her Instagram for more adventures like this.