The best experiences with students in Bali
Hi everyone first of it all, let me introduce myself. My name is Denny and I am from Bali Indonesia. I would like to share a testimony regarding my experiences to have a great friendship with the students from STUDYCON, Germany. Basically I love meeting people from all over the world. I don’t even have to go outside from my country to meet people but they are the one who come and visit Bali. People who come to Bali are not only tourist but student as well. They are interesting with culture and also study in International Business Major. Most of student from Germany, Finland, France, Norway, etc. . Most of the Germany Students are living in Seminyak , Jimbaran, Uluwatu and part of another area in Bali. Bali is one of more than 17,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago and is located just over 2 kilometres (approxim tely 1.5 miles) from the eastern tip of the island of Java and west of the island of Lombok.
The island measures approximately 144 kilometres (90 miles) from east to west and 80 kilometres (50 miles) north to south. Bali can be divided into six main areas :South Bali includes Kuta, Western Bukit and Uluwatu, Canggu, Denpasar, Jimbaran, Legian, Nusa Dua, Sanur, Seminyak, and Tanah Lot. Here you are in the most visited part of the island by far, with tourists flocking to world renowned Kuta Beach and chic Seminyak. These two area has a lot Tourism Spot, surrounded by beaches. So in this area most of the students are staying. I have met student from Germany under the organization called STUDYCON. They had been arrived on August 23rd 2012. They are about 150 students and study in Udayana University. I would like to mention the friends name of mine who were study in Udayana University as written below :
Steffen rosebrock, Daniel Baiz, Sabina Judita, Dario, Hanna Berthold, Johanna Habermann, Ina katharina Taylor, Christian Schmid, Deborah Neuhaus, Kamil Kondziella, Stephan JantoB, Esat Baydur, Tahir Ballikaya, Sonja Schmaderer, Veronika Bonauer , Alex (Who just married with a Balinese Girl) and many more.
They have a class from Monday to Thursday on daily basis. The rest of the weekend we always have a plan to go to some exciting place such as Mountain, Lake, Beach, Club and another great places.
We’ve drove by bicycle and drove away from south to east, west to east. I’ve been introduced an Indonesian food and we’ve been try some restaurant or small restaurant, we called in Bahasa Indonesia is WARUNG. They love an Indonesian so much and most of the time they eat the most popular food for tourist such as Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice served with Egg, Meat, Sea Food, chicken and Vegetables), Mie Goreng(Fried Noodle), Nasi Campur (White Rice with Meat, Sea Food, chicken and Vegetables on the top of the Rice), We have been through weekend with exciting activity with explore the place where they are staying such as beaches. Because their place surrounded by spectacular beaches and some beaches are hidden. The beaches are located in Uluwatu Cliffs area which is near from their Villa. The nearest one is Dream Land Beach. Sometime we have fun just to eat fish. We went to Fish Market in Kedonganan Jimbaran the place where you can buy all kind of fresh fish from the ocean and There was some restaurant that offers services to grill a fish and we can eat right away with another foods such as Vegetables, Rice and also beverages, soft drink even beer.
Every Sunday night we have a party at single fin, the place where all surfers are hang out and there is also a live reggae music and DJ as well. The place is awesome just up to Uluwatu Beach the place is well known for surfers who come all over the world. The located in the southern peninsula of Bali. For decades, beaches around Pecatu had been well known by surfers and also tourist due to its location behind the cliffs with limited access. The most beach we have been visit are Balangan Beach is located north of New Kuta Beach, Pecatu, also has the cliffs. Balangan Beach is one of the Bukit Peninsula surf spots located just north of New Kuta Beach. With its clear blue waves, white sandy beach and easy access, Balangan is not as crowded as Kuta or other surfing beach in Bali. In the north coast, there is a rocky hill which we can see fishing boats returning from sea to shore of Kedonganan. Bingin Beach is located south of New Kuta Beach, Pecatu, also has the cliffs Located just one kilometer from New Kuta Beach to the south, the beach is not recommended for novice surfers due to its reef bed. The beach is loaded with surfers from around the world between May and October, but its pristine beach makes the beach more appealing for non-water activities than New Kuta Beach. Impossible Beach is located between Bingin and Padang Padang. It is called Impossible Beach due to has a fast racy wave that it is impossible to surf (some experts can), but very picturesque. Padang Padang Beach is located at Jalan Labuhan Sait, Pecatu village, not far from the famous Uluwatu temple. The entrance to the beach to pass through a kind of limestone cave inlet down provides its own nuance. It is free to come here, the beach is smaller than New Kuta Beach and the sea is so calm, so some of the native with their family frequent to swim here, but still ample of space. Since Julia Roberts came for the film Eat Pray Love, the name of Padang-Padang Beach was the one who started the fore. We are also concern about our health. 3 times a week we have to go to the gym at Jimbaran. The most experience that we’ve had when we were travelled to Nusa Lembongan. Nusa Lembongan is a small island off the southeast coast of the main island of Bali. Fast becoming one of Bali’s most popular attractions, this island paradise is a world away from the hassle and hectic pace of South Bali. Neither hawkers nor traffic mar the magnificent scenery; this is a fine place to just put your feet up and relax. Main activities include surfing, diving and snorkeling. The water is some of the clearest you will find anywhere, and a vivid aqua blue in colour. Nusa Lembongan is approximately 8 square km in size, and is one of three neighbouring islands, the others being much larger Nusa Penida and tiny Nusa Ceningan (also covered by this article). The three islands are separated from Bali by the Badung Strait. Some visitors may find Nusa Lembongan a little slow after the pace of South Bali. Many areas around the island are good for diving and snorkeling, with abundant marine life and healthly coral. Surfing can get a bit crowded, but the waves are good. There are several white sand beaches away from the main centres which are virtually never crowded. There is a flourishing and well established seaweed farming industry here, and many visitors find it interesting to learn about this. Two main beach areas have traditionally attracted visitors. Jungut Batu in the northwest is the bigger of the two, and has myriad hotels and cheap eateries. This is the area which traditionally attracted backpackers and surfers to the island. The white sand beach here is pleasant enough but nothing to get too excited about, and it is a little narrow in places. In more recent times, the hillside to the south of Jungut Batu known as the Bukit (the hill) has been developed and has attracted some higher level hotels and private villas. The views from the Bukit are perhaps second to none on Nusa Lembongan. Sunsets are best viewed along the main Jungut Batu beachfront. Mushroom Bay to the southwest of Jungut Batu is a quaint, attractive and sheltered bay. It is an especially nice spot after 3PM when the day trippers have returned to Bali, and it has a great white sandy beach, along with some cozy little water-side restaurants. Further south, the lesser known beaches either side of the Devil’s Tear outcrop, known as Dream Beach and Sunset Beach (or Sandy Bay), are increasingly drawing more visitors. The coastal landscape in this part of the island is mostly low-lying limestone cliffs, and there are some dramatic cave formations. The north end of the island is fringed by an important mangrove forest, and the eastern side of the island is separated from neighbouring Nusa Ceningan by a shallow estuarine channel. The main population centre of the island is Lembongan Village in the southern interior, and it is here that you will find the homes of many traditional island families. We’ve drove all the way to Sanur and we have to ride a ship or JUKUNG (Balinese) from Sanur Bali to Nusa Lembongan. We stayed at the small Bungalows just in the front of the beach with small restaurant facing to the beach. This place is very cool and so peaceful. We rent a bike and we have enjoyed every part from Nusa Lembongan by bike. Sometimes we stop for take a stunning nature picture and just drop to buy a fresh coconut from the tree and we drink right away. We met also a new friend from Australia even tourist from Germany as well. We’ve had a great time and we never forget. I have invited them also to come to my house to celebrate my nephew birthday or just visited me at home if they want to. All my families, my parent, brother, sister, niece and my nephew are exciting to meet them.
We’ve had fun together, we’ve been through really awesome days together. We just like a family. It is nice to have them to be a friend while they are studying and staying in Bali. The last few days before their flight back to Germany. We’ve went to traditional market to buy an Indonesian species such as vanilla, Black and white pepper and any kind of Indonesian species which is no available or very rare in Germany. They also bought a Balinese gifts for their Parent, brothers, sisters and girlfriend.
The day has come to leave Bali. One by one they left to continue their study and their life. Even me, I have to go to another country to work. We’ve had such a great day together. All experiences that we’ve had, it will be memorable, and unforgettable. We had been joking, arguing, fighting but in the end of the day we are really a good friend. All those thing that we have been through together it just about the process to be a good friend and keep the friendship no matter what.
MISSED YOU GUYS !!!!!