Bali wasn’t on the agenda.

My original itinerary had me leaving Hong Kong for India and spending three weeks there exploring the desert province of Rajasthan, but somewhere between Zhangjiajie and Beijing it hit me. I’d been feeling borderline cranky, tired and periodically homesick for more than a week, all indications that I was experiencing the infamous travel fatigue syndrome. I’d read about it before leaving but had forgotten how often it can hit people who attempt long-term travel; on a whim I scrapped my plans for India and instead headed to Bali for some R&R.

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