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Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, Summer 2014 (By Avi Goldstein July 25th- August 4th)

After finishing my lessons at the studio, two of my students there (who are professional dancers in Bali) invited me to teach some of their students at a local high school. I agreed right away, and I delivered a small piece of choreography to a class of about twenty-two high school girls. It was a fun and hilarious experience.

Gili

Every time I asked them if they had questions about the choreography, their faces were completely emotionless and they would reply with a blunt, “No.” But the girls themselves were so giddy. After the class, they all ran around me asking to take pictures and to give them the name of my Instagram account. Bottom line was that they enjoyed the class, and the two students who brought me there were very thankful, so they bought me Pizza Hut afterwards! After that class though, I was done with my volunteering. I had one week left to relax, visit Gili, and get ready to leave.

Gili was amazing! White beaches, cool people, quiet neighborhoods, great food, and incredible snorkeling! It was honestly the best way to end my time in Bali. It was very relaxing, and it was great being able to spend that time with Sebastian, Aini, Rocio, and Liis. I arrived back in Bali on the 4th, and unfortunately my shuttle driver decided to drop me off in the middle of a bypass instead of taking me to my house. So I had to hitchhike back to my house. I was extremely upset with the driver and his unwillingness to help me out in the slightest, but at the same time I was glad to have the experience of hitchhiking. That night, I left for the airport, and I received a very warm farewell from my Act Global friends. Once I got on the plane, I already felt nostalgic, but I didn’t let that get in the way of how proud of myself I was for embarking on an amazing trip and experience to Bali.