This is the start of a completely new period of life. I am very excited for the upcoming months here in Bali and I can say after just 2 days that I did not regret my decision. My first impressions are that here everything is just very different – and this is exactly what I like. I already traveled to many places in the world such as South Africa, Colombia, Ecuador, USA, China, Thailand, Dubai, Lebanon, Korea etc. , but I can say that Bali is really something unique and a place like no other in the world. The first thing that I noticed here is HAPPINESS. I see happiness in the eyes of the Balinese people and it makes me also happy in a way. I think people especially people from Europe can learn a lot from these people. In Germany I feel like people are much more unhappy, rushing and never satisfied even though they have much more than the people here. One thing I am sure that I can learn here is that money is not necessary to be happy. People are very helpful and friendly and always have a smile on their face. Bali is such a beautiful places with breathtaking views and beaches. For now I want to point out my biggest issue that I figured out from the beginning. The traffic here is crazy!!! I have to say I am not the best driver anyways and also not experienced to drive in large cities with big traffic. But traffic in Bali is again something completely different. Almost everybody rides the scooter here because it is just the fastest way to get around. There is no public transportation like busses or trains, so that I feel a little bit pressured to ride the scooter. I never drove a scooter in my life before and at the same time never saw a crazy traffic like this before. I am a rather lacking in concentration so that I feel these roads are very dangerous for me. I do not want to act like a fraidy-cat, but I feel driving these roads with a scooter is really dangerous for me. I am very happy that I found some friends right from the beginning that offered me to take me with them on the scooter. Actually I enjoyed driving the scooter a lot as a co-driver !!!! 😛 I practiced once on a parking spot and felt extremely insecure, so that I lost my confidence a little bit. I am sure that for every problem it is easy to find a solution here, so that this issue will not stay a real issue. Either I will be a very good co-driver or just try to practice more and more and more and more…. I am very excited about everything what is coming up and I hope to collect the maximum of good, special and new experiences.