Six Degrees of Separation: everyone and everything are connected in this world through a chain of acquaintances; that we are only six degrees away–and plausibly six friends away–from being associated to another person.

Bali was meant to happen, one way or another. 

I was with a crew that I never thought I’ll be able to pull together in one holiday. But it was meant to happen eventually–last September and on my 30th.

My sister, my partner, my best friend and myself in the same island for five days. I was probably with the best crew who were closest and dearest to me (minus my parents who were then left at home, in Manila).

The thought of having them was both nerve-wracking and amusing. Different personalities with different roles portrayed in my life. How do you then glue everyone together? I was also probably overthinking as there’s really no need to worry so much about that. And Bali was magical; it did most of the “gluing” work to be done.

From staying in a luxury resort to trying out their local two dollar babi guling meals, each day was quite a memorable experience. Definitely one for the books!

Rather than focusing on the destination, my favorite part during the trip were our endless banters. Something I miss every time I think of Bali up till this very day.

Ubud Monkey Forest

ubud monkey forest

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Tanah Lot


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Waterblow at Nusa Dua


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Geger Beach at Nusa Dua 

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The Kecak Fire Dance and Sunset Viewing at Uluwatu Temple

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Cocktails at Rock Bar, Ayana Resort & Spa

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Mama San Restaurant & Bar

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Kuta Beach

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About Author Paolo Avis

Living abroad for more than half a decade now, Paolo works in Singapore as a sales and marketing manager for a luxury travel publication. His creative urges can’t always be contained, hence photography, video documentaries, and blogging are his go-to forms of artistic release. Since he didn’t get to pursue TV production after getting a degree in Communication, Paolo now turns to Random Republika as an outlet to keep himself updated and to share his thoughts on what’s happening in showbiz and beyond. Follow his other stories via Instagram (@bigbluefish).

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