Like so many other backpackers who have circled-the-globe, my introduction into Asia was via Bali. And, my (newbie tourist) mind was totally blown: from the amazing sunset views to the native dances which puts you in a near hypnotic trance. And then there’s the rice fields, colorful outfits, ancient temples and detailed woodcarvings.
From what I understand by others who flock there, and who has experienced Bali over the years, it’s gone through a drastic development change. So, I suppose I’m grateful for having gone there when I did.