While waiting for my very first volcano eruption I have plenty of time to channel all the inputs and feelings of the last 30 days.
After the Middle East hell, it was already a real pleasure arriving at Kuala Lumpur and feeling the tasty Asian humidity. The air here is full with scent of spices that pampers your chest inside, so with the first deep breath you feel that familiar home-wonderland feeling. Then after a few hours of transfer and delay (travelling during retrograde rocks), I arrived at my final destination: Bali.
Seriously, this island smells way different than any other place in Southeast Asia; it’s a perfect fusion of the lots of incenses, the amazing flowers and of course the ocean.
I have no boring minute since I arrived, significant events have taken place in the first 3 hours already.
The first one: immigration. Thanks to some language barriers we didn’t understand each other with the immigration officer (he talked about a 60-days visa while I tried to explain that I only need a 30-days visa now as I don’t know how long I want to stay), and at the end I got a free 30-days stamp in my passport. I was tired and not really prepared on the visa topic, so I realised only the next day that this is not good if I have long term plans here.
The second one: I lost my favourite Ganesha anklet on the plane. I had it for 3 years and wore it all the time, especially when I heeded some support or protection. I’m not a religious person, but I believe in 3 things for sure: love, Ganesha and karma. So when I realised that the anklet was lost, I freaked out. Then the feeling just found me, that maybe Ganesha led me to the place, and he left me simply because I’m at the right place, and don’t need any support. And to add more spiritual sense to this topic: I arrived in Bali even on the day when Ganesh Chaturthi started.
The third one: Nora en Pure. Since I listen to her music (around 2012), I wanted to see her live. I always imagined this experience in sunset time on the beach. When I randomly searched for events in Canggu the thing that appeared was Nora en Pure@Finns.
Everything happens for a reason, and so many things in only a few hours cannot be a coincidence. It was a very strong and clear push, and honestly, the roller coaster hasn’t stopped. There’s some magic in every day, recognising them requires open eyes and soul.. and it seems, here I have both.
I can’t wait to see how my impressions and opinions change over time, it’s really just the beginning.. and I know nothing.
Even when I’m tired or confused, and have doubts but still not a plan, I love every day, every people I meet, every food I taste and all the Bali sunsets.