Now it is already one month that I have been here in Bali and it feels like a couple of days. I remember the sleepless night of my arrival from Bangkok. The plane arrived in the morning and the weather was already hot. Exhausted I arrived in the hotel and felt kind of lost. The first days I was scared to drive a own scooter and tried to find some orientation in this crazy traffic. I was totally shocked of this chaotic traffic. Honestly, I wanted to leave after getting stucked in a traffic jam and inhaling the exhaust gases of countless scooter is a torture. You definitely should buy a pack of masks in a supermarket (5 pieces for 6k IDR), which protects you against the dirt. So many people I met already had scooter accidents, because most people overestimate their driving abilities. It might seem easy, but especially if it´s dark or if you drive on unkown areas it is essential to drive careful. The minutes you might save are definitely not worth the risk of an accident. So bad it is to stuck in a traffic jam here, so beautiful is it to drive through the nature and get lost in this beautiful panorama this island has to offer. Driving in the sunset between ricefields was one breathtaking experience I had last days. Probably this is what most people expect of Bali. You have to drive a bit outside, but then you really find the amazing, and mind-blowing spots Bali is famous for. The contrast is one aspect, which touches me the most. Sometimes it is hard to see the big differences between poor people and Western people like us, because we spend so much more just for fun than many families have for living. It can be ashamed, if you see old people hard working in the sun while students in their 20s enjoying their time abroad. Of course surfing is something what makes Bali special and famous worldwide. There are pretty amazing surfing spots and everyone can find their favorite. It is much more exhausting and difficult as I expected and it is defintely not for everyone. Most people here try it at least, but not everyone continues it. Especially the first times are hard. My friend and me were hit by a surfboard against the head and a friend dislocated the knee. If you start by doing it with a guide, I strongly recommend you to find a english or German speaking guide and probably a professional surf school. It can also be helpful to find an experienced friend who you can ask for advice and free private lessons. As soon as you catch your first wave and stand your first wave, it will be hard to get you out of the ocean, because it is sooo much fun! University started some days ago and there haven´t been so much time anymore on the school dates, so the after school life needs to be planned before. It was interesting to learn some Bahasa in class. I know that it is important to speak the language here to integrate and respect the culture, so I hope I make some fast learning progress. It also helps to bargain prices;) Today is a special day for me, because I finally found a new villa and roomates. So i move from Seminyak to Bukit Jimbaran tomorrow. I am ready to explore the beautful beaches in the South. Personally I do not like the fancy tourist life in Seminyak and can not wait to see another part of the island. It is exciting to move and I hope that it will be working out well. Now I finally want to call my parents, because I haven´t done it since I am in bali. A friend reminded me yesterday that is important to take your time for your family and beloved people before you loose them. Between all the fun and new experiences here, it is important to calm down sometimes and take your time for more important things..