I decided to check out the famous Kelingking beach which, thanks to Instagram, is one of the most photographed places in and around Bali. The drive took me 45 to 50 minutes to reach the beach from my homestay. To my surprise, this large-not-so-crowded island was suddenly filled with hundreds of tourists at this spot. People taking day trips from Bali surrounded this place and I had to wait in a queue to get my perfect picture against the T-Rex background clicked!
After clicking about 20-25 pictures, I stood there, just lost in the beauty of those turquoise blue waters and the sound of waves crashing against the giant cliffs. I then noticed that a bunch of people followed a rather non-walkable track down the T-Rex cliff to a place that couldn't be seen from the top. I was curious as usual and followed these people.
One of the bad decisions I had taken that day was to wear flip-flops! This path was so steep and offbeat that even with proper trekking shoes, there are 90% chances that you'll slip and fall. But I still went ahead and took the risk. To top it all, I was wearing a dress, making the trek even more uncomfortable! Poor choice of decisions :(
Humanity still exists
But the curious me continued with these and no water bottle for about 2 hours to get down to the beach that was 20 meters in length. I am telling you words can't describe the path I had to take to get here and the kindness people showed on the way. Complete strangers from all over the world! They gave me water whenever I got tired in between, offered to hold me at places where there were no steps but just a bamboo stick to balance and cross, one guy even offered to give me his shoes (I'm not kidding!).