Bali geography, unique and diverse yet is an island only approximately 140 kms by 90 kms. Because of its terrain, do not imagine that you can get from north to south in a hour as there is lots of mountains, volcanos and winding roads in between!
In the west, the land, barren and dry is virtually untouched by tourism. The Barat National Park, is a back to nature experience for hikers whilst surfers and divers are lured by the experience of this unexploited coastline.
From the beautiful beaches in the south, you can travel inland through the lowlands and the little villages where life,within these communities, very much revolves around families and their religious beliefs.
As you head towards the centre of the island, pass through fields and hillsides abundant with fruits, coffee and tobacco crops, tropical rainforests and beautifully formed sculptured terraces and fields of rice.
On reaching the highlands, there before you, is the dramatic 3000 metre high Gunung Agung volcano defiantly smoldering, warning all around that there is still life within. The surrounding charred and naked landscaping of its slopes, a victim of its last eruption over 40 years ago, leads down to pristine turquoise lakes.
It really doesnt matter how many times you visit Bali, there will always be something just waiting for you to discover. People say that Lombok is how Bali was 30 years ago. Well, that Bali of 30 years ago, still exists in so many small corners of this perfectly formed piece of paradise.
Small is beautiful they say and whoever they are, they had obviously been here, as the geography of Bali, truly represents a highlight of our beautiful but fragile earth.