Say bye to those unplanned unglam shots of you on a holiday. With these Bali selfie ideas, all you need to worry about is how to hide your double chin.
Mid-surf, volcano-vicinity, cliff-edge, tree-top, monkey-caves, - just some of the slightly dangerous selfies that make your Bali trip count. And by count we mean, count the insta-likes! Here’s a World Roamer Bali list of the types of photos (along with a free caption) that would set your heart a-racing, your adrenaline a-pumping, and get your followers a-liking.
Disclaimer: Be selfless, but also be safe.
“BALI, I LAVA YOU” : Lempuyang Temple, Mount Agung
This volcano rose to fame after the recent news of its eruption. Instead of avoiding danger, some intrepid travellers and locals have chosen to pay tribute to Mother Nature by taking a selfie with a smoking volcano as a backdrop. One hot location is at Lempuyang Temple, or ‘Gates of Heaven’, where ash and smoke can be seen gushing from Mount Agung in the background.
“CLIFF-HANGIN’ EDGE-HOG” : Nusa Lembongan
We aren’t kidding when we say “dangerous”. Here’s a cliff that has claimed lives of tourists who have fallen over while taking a selfie. Approach with care: Nusa Lembogan, and any cliff for that matter - but this is a place so picturesque and so enigmatic, we can see why you would want to dangle your feet over the cliff for a picture.
“TWO’S COMPANY, TREE’S HARMONY” : Tree Top Walk
Make your followers green with envy by capturing yourself overlooking Bali’s canopy of lucious rainforests. It may be a daunting few metres above sea-level while being secured by a filmsy-looking harness. However, the Bali Treetop Adventure Park still seems to be relatively safe. Just be careful not to drop your camera in the foliage!
Source: Bali Treetop Adventure Park
“G-APE EXPECTATIONS” : Monkey Forest
As you might already know, monkeys can be aggressive. If you are carrying plastic bags with food in the monkey forest, you are presenting yourself as a likely prey. However, some tourists invite monkeys to get up close and personal with them, so that they can both smile for the camera. Just keep in mind that anything can happen when you are monkeying around!
“WHAT A GEYSER” : Water Blow in Nusa Dua
The backdrop would be stunning – if it doesn’t come crashing down on you. Whatever looks like safety railings on the cliffs won’t protect you from the waves, which can easily sweep you away. Here you can witness the power of nature as the large waves crash against the limestone edges on the peninsula’s south-eastern cliff. The waves may reach up to several metres high and that just means picture-worthy for many.
“BALI, AT YOUR SURF-VICE” : Surfing in Kuta
If you didn’t (at least try to) surf, were you really in Bali? Known for its many surf spots that cater to a spectrum of surfers, Bali – find one that suits your level. Even a selfie of you just attempting surfing is commendable! For beginners, we recommend heading to Kuta beach – almost all of the surf schools understand the need for a surfing selfie and would offer to help!
“SWING WHEN YOU’RE WINNING” : The Ubud Swing
It’s all over the gram, the famed Ubud swing. For something like USD20 you get 30mins on the swing – which translates to like 100 snaps for some of us. Pick the one that doesn’t require you to wear a safety harness. Put on your best smile and an outfit that isn’t green, and remember to point your toes.