My name is Skadi, I’m 24 years old and I will spend the next few months here in Bali – it’s so amazing.
Our first journey was a trip to the Gitgit Waterfall. We hired a local driver to carry us (everyone knows someone who knows someone – that is Bali).
The Gitgit Waterfall, which is located in Gitgit and about 70 km far from Denpasar, is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Bali. We drove about 3 hours with two stoppages, the first at a luwak coffee plantation, and the second at a restaurant with a beautiful view to the wonderful rice fields. Furthermore, we have seen little monkeys at the roadside which we fed with bananas and peanuts, very cute.
The Waterfall itself is a little bit hidden but with a local driver there shall be no problem. For the entrance to the waterfall you have to pay an admission of 5.000 IDR (that’s a fair price: current exchange rate of 15.500 = 1 €).
After entering you will be confrontated with many stairs which need to get overcomed. Meanwhile, you will have the opportunity to enjoy various little shops besides. They offer: Drinks, food, clothes and a lot of souvenirs – don’t forget to bargain!
When you arrived at the end of the stairs you will be able to swim but the water will be too cold and probably it will be also very windy. That’s the reason why I only put my feets in to the water. nevertheless, it’s worth and will be able to enjoy an amazing view of the waterfall and the forest – if you stay in Bali, you should definitely visit the GitGit Waterfall.
And don’t forget: Life isn’t about surving the storm – it’s about how to dance in the rain!