We are so so excited guys! We are proud to announce we are the official publishers of a DUTCH book – and it will be out and in stores available in The Netherlands on September 25th!
The idea of a Dutch Bali travel book started after we self-published our (English) Bali Island Guides two years ago in our online shop. We kept on receiving so many messages from all you Dutch followers (hoi allemaal!) if our book will be available in Dutch as well.
We snoozed this idea up until the end of last year when we realized there still wasn’t a Dutch Bali travel guide, written by local insiders. And with celebrating our 10 years WELIKEBALI anniversary this year – we thought there isn’t a better time for it than now… let’s do this!
And because we wanted to create something different than our current travel guide, we created a complete NEW book, from scratch. Besides all our favorite hotspots and addresses to make your Bali vacation amazing – we wanted to include more personal stories, insights about Bali life, culture, travel tips, a packing list AND our special addition: we asked our Bali-loving local- and influencer friends to share their ultimate Bali tips as well (will reveal a few of them soon!). We’re so happy it will be a practical and inspiring travel book!
And what we also wanted to be different is that it’s not only available in our own shop, but in lots of shops around The Netherlands! That’s why we teamed up with Unieboek Spectrum to publish our book with them and their team of editors and experts within the book industry.
If you guys follow us on Instagram Stories you followed along with our meetings at our publisher’s office of Unieboek Spectrum in Amsterdam and lots of days and late nights working on this book. And this week we are finishing it! Added a few more spots (wanted to include 100 but ended up sharing 300!), edited all our photos we selected to be in the book, wrote our final words for the thank you note… now ready for the final rounds of corrections with our editors before we’ll get to see the first proof of print!
Gosh, it sounds so easy like this, haha, but oh man let’s be real, the creative process of creating a new book has just been a rollercoaster. Sleepless nights typing and editing away, working in planes, countless long-distance facetime calls, oh and all that in between having a baby haha. But… the most rewarding and fun project ever and we can’t believe the launch date is coming closer… counting down to the 25th of September!
We’ll reveal our book cover this week – and then it will also be available via pre-order. Volg ons op Instagram om op de hoogte te blijven @welikebali.
Photo on 35mm film by fave islandbabe Shannon Cavarocchi.
At Seminyak Beach, High Tide by Switch.