‘Don’t be fooled by Instagram’: TikTokers make expectation vs reality videos for Bali

We perceive the significance of constructing engaging content material on social media nowadays – our fixed yearning for approval requires it, in any case.

If you end up having the time of your life in Bali, for instance, it is just pure that you’d need to select and share to the world your finest island expertise, from the dishes you eat to the idyllic seashores you bathed in. 

So when these TikTokers in Bali determined to do “expectation vs actuality” movies, we are able to solely say that they’re refreshingly trustworthy.

“Don’t be fooled by insta 😅🌝,” wrote @victoria_goulbourne as she shared the view of an attractive swimming pool on what seems to be her lodge throughout her go to late final 12 months. Then, in sharp distinction, she panned her digital camera to a muddy estuary subsequent to the lodge.

@victoria_goulbourne Dont be fooled by insta 😅🌝 #traveltok #bali #canggu #indonesia #traveltok #comedy #fyp #instavsreality #baliviews #balitravel ♬ unique sound – Andrei King

Her video has racked up 7.5 million views as of this text’s publication.

Commenters shortly identified that the stream appeared muddy due to the low tide and that she might’ve taken the video in a greater second.

In a more moderen TikTok video, @travelling.nusapenida shared a clip of what seemed to be a pair embracing on the steps of a seemingly idyllic tree home overlooking a panoramic view of seashores and hills. We then lower to the inside of the tree home, the place there was solely a mattress, a small desk, and a small fan on high.

@travelling.nusapenida Expectation 😍 Vs Actuality 😂 Molenteng Tree Home Nusa penida bali. 🎥 Instagram dainadaina #nusapenida #bali #indonesia #journey #journey #fyp #balitravel #balitour #travelingnusapenida ♬ suara asli – NUSAPENIDA
@kathryncritt nonetheless the prettiest place I’ve ever seen in my life and would absolutely suggest going #bali #journey #indonesia #expectationvreality #travelpics ♬ My Coronary heart Will Go On (Flute Model) – Religion

TikTok consumer @kathryncritt shared footage of her touring expertise in Bali, depicting each the nice and the unhealthy. Juxtaposed with a shot of an attractive seashore had been a visitors jam, an extended queue for quick boats to Angel’s Billabong, and native properties.

She was fast to level out she wasn’t denigrating Bali, as she says she nonetheless loves the island and would suggest it to anybody.

“I merely made this [because] of Instagram expectations,” she stated.

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