Bali was full of crystal clear water and dirt, coconuts and exhaust fumes, sunshine and sweat. If you want to live like a Queen on the budget of a freelance producer trying to bootstrap a new business: go to Bali. If you want to expedite a 6 month relationship: travel together in Bali.
It didn't feel like real life but it made "real life" at home feel even less "real". And it was a real good time.
It was a successful 3 months on the incredibly photogenic island of Bali.