Baptiste's day in Bali

8:30–9am Wake up and dip in the pool:

I wake up and check for any messages from back home. Potentially call a few friends or family to catch up. Then I like to take a quick swim in the clear blue pool of our villa. Sometimes encounter our neighboring roommates and talk about plans for the day.

9–11am: Hunting for Food and the “Perfect” Cafe:

The famous smoothie bowls and salads that Bali offers isn’t really my cup of tea so I usually end up hunting for “Warungs” (the locally owned restuarants) around town. Most of the time at these places, you just pick and point to what you want and a huge delicious combination of food will just end up in your plate. There’s tons of them! My favorite being Varuna Warung or Warung Bu Mi.

Afterwards, I’m looking for a new cafe to spend most of my day of doing work or planning events. I judge cafes here by comfortability (a/c, seating, free water), internet speed, and of course if they have a outlets for charging my laptop. Currently my favorite spots are Hungry Bird Coffee and Oka’s Bakery.

11–3pm Work Crunch:

Of course, the most important part of the day depends on how much studying and work I’m able to accomplish by the end of the day. Unfortunately, Edumadic is coming to an end and I’m trying to squeeze as much information and take it all in before I head back home. After that, I’ll start applying this knowledge for networking or starting my own personal developments.

3–5pm Villa Relaxation:

It’s a much different vibe here than I had in Thailand, but very similar to what I had in India. It’s overwhelmingly relaxing and tranquil. After a long session of studying, I go back to the villa and take another swim in the pool, talk with some friends, or just flat out take a nap for an hour or two.

5–7pm Dinner / Late Lunch:

Similar to the morning, I’m always trying to find new places to eat, whether it’s just small stands in one corner of the street or discovering a food market with live music and happy hour cocktails in another.

7–10 Fun and Games:

By this time, it’s “storytelling” time with the rest of the group. The inaugural program is coming to a conclusion for the rest of us so everyone’s talking about their decisions and plans Post-Edumadic.

We’ve also discovered new group games to play with such as the card game “President” or the ever so famous game of “Mafia”. Personally, Mafia’s been a favorite just because it always leads to crazy amounts of laughter and just overall fun.

10 — ? Reflections and Writing:

I’ve recently got into writing reflections and thoughts on Medium.com. Living in 3 different countries over the course of 3 months undoubtedly gave me a new perspective on the world. Now, I have an indescribable urge to write down my lingering impressions and general opinion.

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