Bali off the beaten tracks: Amed

More and more people are heading to Bali nowadays, who for surfing, who to practice yoga, many to drink Bintang at the beach. As a result, the West Coast is getting crowded and touristic, new buildings pop up every day, taking the place of the beautiful rice paddies. This can dissuade people who are looking for a bit more of authenticity to visit the island. However, there are still many pristine places in Bali which are completely different from the famous Kuta and Seminyak.

As it has rained quite heavily lately and the surf isn’t expected to be that good, I decide to go on a weekend mission and to cross all Bali by scooter to find a bit of peace. I leave Canggu on a solo mission on Saturday early morning to avoid the morning traffic when passing through Denpasar. Some roads are flooded, but this doesn’t stop me to go ahead.  Denpasar is quite crazy, very busy for sure, as all Asian big cities, but charming somehow. If you plan your departure time well, you will not get stuck in the traffic and you will arrive quite easily to the East Coast and from here, up to Sanur, Keramas, Padang Bai etc, all the way to Amed.