Although I love to travel, I always try to come back home to celebrate Christmas, my mother’s birthday and New Year’s Eve, but this year I decided to spend the last night of 2016 in Bali.
The truth is that I did not know what I was going to do. I was invited to several parties but, following my heart, in the end I decided to spend the day and night with Liam and Stephen, my “Balinese brothers”.
We started the day at the beach, my happy place!
We played with waves and we took some photos with my new bikini from Bela BRand.
At noon we returned home; we showered and had lunch.
We had no plans, so in the afternoon we decided to head back to Batu Bolong beach to witness the last sunset.
There I sat to meditate and to be thankful for all the wonderful moments I´ve experienced in 2016.
Then I went by the shore and I enjoyed the happiness of the children playing in the ocean. It was a wonderful moment that reminded me that it is not necessary to have money to be happy and enjoy life.
Then we played at the beach, doing yoga, laughing and taking some videos.
This was my first time spending New Years Eve without makeup, without heels and without a beautiful dress; It was also my first time enjoying NYE on the beach.
After a while we went to have dinner; a simple dinner with Balinese food.
During dinner, we decided to write a list for purposes for the new year, but we never finished it!! LOL
Instead, we decided to seek a personal challenge for each of us and try to fulfill it during the night.
Around 22:00 we returned to the beach and on our way we bought fireworks. It was the first time we were going to burn fireworks.
It was fun!
After a while it started to rain and Liam and I started dancing under the rain. It was an incredible sense of freedom!
We spent the rest of the time in a bar in front of the beach, dancing to the music.
We did not drink a drop of alcohol; only water and coconut water!
At 7 in the morning, already at home, coinciding with the entry of the new year in Spain, I decided to celebrate New Year with Spanish tradition.
It consists of eating 12 grapes to the sound of 12 bells. This is suppose to provide a year of good luck and prosperity.
To give it a different touch, I decided to do it with Balinese grapes! 😉
I wanted to make a video call to my family, but the wifi did not work and the internet on my cell phone was not good enough, so I ate the grapes alone! 🙁
It was a very special night and a fantastic entry to the year 2017.
By the way, I learned how to say “Happy New Year” in Indonesian. It’s “Selmat Thun Baru”
I hope you all have a great time!
I wish you a happy new year, full of love, health and happiness!
Love and gratitude