My fingers leave sweaty little circles on the paper as I turn the page of the book a previous traveller had left behind in the hotel lobby. This is the downside of taking a Kindle on holiday with you – it may break. And a paperback is clearly much better equipped to deal with this insane humidity. Much unlike me.
But even sticky hands and a continuously lank fringe can’t stop what’s happening to me as I’m slowly but surely falling in love with this wondrous little Indonesian island. Before I came everyone told me it would be amazing. That you can’t not love it. And they were right.
We spent the days in the mountains near Ubud, meeting monkeys, eating breakfast overlooking volcanoes and riding a bike through little villages and rice paddies. I watched my friend Eva fearlessly dip her feet into a tank full of fish and we got up early once for yoga on the beach. Most of all I was just amazed at it all. Turns out everyone was right, it’s an incredible place. Bali and the people there stole a little corner of my heart.
Shot on film and digital, all film Kodak Portra 400, developed and scanned by the FIND lab.
© Ann-Kathrin Koch 2013. Images look best without watermarks on them. Please don’t use the photos without asking me first.