Two different times, friends told us we should go to Nusa Lembongan to swim with manta rays.
Friends from home suggested we hire a boat to snorkel the surrounding islands to see mantas. A new friend from Ubud urged us to do a discovery dive to swim beneath the mantas—saying she was jealous she didn’t have time to go herself. We did neither.
I am little embarrassed to admit it, but I have wanted to visit Bali ever since reading Eat, Pray, Love. Seriously, how cliché is that? But, I am being honest here. I added Bali to my travel list almost solely because of this well-known best-selling book about a woman’s experience of falling in love with a (very attractive) Brazilian divorcé while biking through rice paddies in the lush exotic countryside.