There are loads of things I love about living in Bali - the water, the people, the food, the colour, the smells, the ancient ritual that still exists in the daily life of the Balinese. But the thing I love most is living locally. Everything that is necessary to exist is within walking distance from home. Living within and actively participating in a community is an aspect of life that has been lost back home, but is still alive and well in Bali. And I believe, we are happier and healthier because of it.
In Bali, every day is a pleasure, because it is filled with small adventures all around my neighbourhood in Petitenget, Bali. Daily routine is no longer about solitude. Here, my daily routine involves lots of different people and places that all add up to making my life better. And, best of all, I can reach everything I need to be healthy and happy by foot.
So, starting today, I will be sharing my experience of local island life with you. I will feature a place I go to regularly, and will count the steps it takes for me to get there from my front gate.