When I came to Bali the first time, I can feel the different vibrations from my own country. Not just because everything is new, but because of the people. They look more happy and smiling. They probably don’t know what stress is!
You won’t miss home because you can find everything you want and the prices are very good. For example you can find a big variety of food as I always eat outside. It was all delicious and reasonably priced compared to my home country. It was cheaper for me to eat out than to cook for myself!
The fact that we are on an island influenced me a lot. It is just so beautiful to walk on the beach. You can do all the yoga exercises and breath the sea air which makes you feel so healthy. You do not have to study so much on the weekend as I studied hard during the weekdays, so I could enjoy my weekends. I went way beyond Sanur beach to see the amazing beaches in Kuta, Uluwatu and Seminyak. Also I visited so many temples in Uluwatu and Ubud where I got the pleasure to meet so many monkeys.
It is so easy to meet friends as I am interested in them and they are interested in us as we are so different.
The thing I like most about these people is that they are so simple and sweet. Especially the ones that do not make smart with the foreigners because they can be themselves.
The Bali BISA school was a nice environment. All of the trainers were so nice. You study hard, but actually you do not feel like you are in a school as there are a lot of people coming and going. You meet so many interesting people from all over the world with whom you can share experiences and knowledge.
In Sanur, if you have a bicycle you can reach all of the places. I did not see any violence or criminality, so I can say for sure that it is really safe. Maybe because of their religion they would never hurt or steal.
I am still not sure what I will do when I leave Bali,, but I am so happy that put myself in this kind of spa situation. When you study these same topics you meet so many people who feel the same way about life in general. People who work in this environment are more sensitive than people working in other jobs.
Jasmine Decrestina, Italy
Jasmine is studying the CSQ1 Level 3 in Spa Therapy with Anatomy and Physiology, and H122 Sports Massage.
August 4 – October 3, 2014.
Update: She passed the CIBTAC October exams with flying colors in October