April is the month of TRAVEL. Every Thursday we inspire you with places you must visited in the world (with or without kids). And today, we and Riksja Kids take you to Asia. To Bali to be exact!
[Advertorial] We have experienced it myself, to travel far with kids is fun. They show you a different way to look at the world, children make contact quickly and in many cultures they are very loved. And if you adapt your travel pace, then you will discover that traveling with kids is also easier than you think.
Bali is one such island. The flight is further than many other destinations, but once you arrive the island seems to made for traveling with children. The travel distances are short and you sleep in cozy bungalows and cottages surrounded by a green garden. Leave the beaches on the south coast behind you and end up in the traditional Balinese life. Here you see on the streets little sacrifices to propitiate the gods of the sea and you pass a line of men and women in colorful sarongs on the way to the temple stairs. In Balinese culture zest for life and family is ingrained, and it shows.
Immerse yourself and your kids under Balinese traditions and rituals. In a water palace in the middle of the green rice terraces, you learn to make make sacrificial bowls from palm leaves during a traditional temple ritual. With rice on your forehead and the whole family dressed in a sarong, you speak the magic words. Your guide will tell you how to hand the sacrifices to the gods. Along with Balinese children, your kids hopping between the statues, fountains and paths in the palace ponds. They will feel like royalty!
And as for flying …
With proper preparation, you start to the flight with confidence. Try to keep the same rhythm as at home; pajamas, reading and going to ‘bed’. Let your child pack their own suitcase with toys and surprise them every number of hours with a small gift. You can make your flight a little party.
This inspiration for travel to Bali is gained by Sanne of BaliKids, part of RiksjaKids. Riksja Kids specializes in offering individual journeys with children. Experienced travel specialists, who are mothers and love to travel with their children, to advise you and help you to make your own dream trip together.