I gathered myself as best I could after being surrounded by a group of men who’d appeared out of nowhere and just as quickly disappeared. I looked down to see my bag unzipped and quickly realised I had been mugged in Bali.
Perched upon coastal cliffs, nestled away in villages and atop offshore rocky outcrops, there are an estimated 10, 000 temples or religious compounds that exist on the island of Bali.
As 2016 comes to a close, it seems only fitting to reflect on my favourite travel destinations I’ve visited in the last twelve months. From a number of countries in Southeast Asia and cities at home in Australia, here are my top 16 destinations from my 2016 travels.
Perched on a cliff’s edge, El Kabron offers panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and serves up some tasty Spanish cuisine. Located in Uluwatu, away from the buzzing Kuta streets, this restaurant and beach club is an oasis for seclusion and indulgence. El Kabron is most definitely one of Bali’s hidden gems.