Have you ever visited a friend who is studying or working abroad and he provided you his apartment for a sleepover? Maybe just for a weekend trip or even for one or two weeks vacation? If you did, you propably made a great experience.
Now that you are in Bali, you could be that person to offer your friends or your girlfriend / boyfriend a stay and a wonderful time. If you are already staying there for a while, of course you also can show him the nicest spots that maybe not every tourist knows if he comes to Bali and are some kind of „secret spots“, wether it is a restaurant, a beach or a club. At the moment a friend of me from Germany is staying at our villa and he really appreciates it. He will be here for a bit more than two weeks and our timetable for this time is completely full. This also has a lot of benefits for us, because in the 3 weeks we did not that much activities outside of the areas Seminyak, Kerokoban, Kuta or Jimbaran. Not because we are lazy, but if you are here for four months you dont feel any pressure to do everything straight away.
But if you have a guest, of course you want to give him an awesome time – so do we. So we planned some trip – one to the gili islands over the weekend, another one to Ubud to visit the monkey forrest. Also we are going to do a rafting tour, and maybe if there is still enough time between university we will visit the rice fields, a coffee plantage and try to learn surfing – but lets see how talented we are in it.
Until now, like i said, we showed him some of our favourite spots – for example a really nice warung directly next to the beach with sea view where we negotiated a special price for an awesome breakfast with the very friendly and open minded owner but tomorrow our „programm“.
I think we will have a great time together and you experience things we will not forget for a long long time. So i can truly recommend you to invite as many friends as possible – usually it is not necessary under good friends, but after that you will surely always be welcome in their own home abroad or in another town!