One thing that really inspired us to go to Bali was the chance to see some beautiful waterfalls. You guys probably won’t even believe me when I tell you how obsessed we are with Planet Earth (If you haven’t watched it, you should! It’s on Netflix! 🌎). We pretty much watch the entire series on loop — I’m endlessly mesmerized by how beautiful our planet is, from our adorable animals to unbelievable landscapes, and Jay, being the film nerd that he is, is constantly talking about how amazingly the documentary is filmed (because it really is!) My favorite episode is Freshwater, which talks all about rivers, lakes and of course, waterfalls.
On our second morning in Ubud, we took a little trip to Tegenungan Waterfall, only about 30 minutes from Ubud central. We got there right before sunrise and were lucky enough to have the whole waterfall to ourselves for a good hour and a half before anyone else came in. It’s so insane actually seeing the waterfall in real life — the pictures can’t even do it justice! The waters are crashing down at a mile a minute, creating this foggy mist through the whole area. When the sun finally rose, the light beams shining through the mist created this perpetual rainbow, which was one of the most magical things I’ve ever experienced. 🌈
When it got brighter, we decided to climb to the top of the falls, which required a light hike and a TON of stairs, but the view from above made it so worth it. We just sat on the cliff watching the water crash down for so long — completely immersed in this once-in-a-lifetime moment.
Seeing my first waterfall definitely was a bucket-list moment for me, and we got so lucky having the entire waterfall to ourselves. It felt like our personal Paradise Falls. 💙
(Also, Planet Earth 2 is coming out soon and I am SO EXCITED. Just needed to add that in there. 😝)