Things you don’t want to miss in Bali

Arrived on Bali!

After the amazing Caci Dance, which you can see here in my Flores guide. We slept for one night in a hotel in Labuan Bajo. We wake up very early in the morning the catch the flight back to the island Bali. Another hour in this cute little Garuda Indonesia plane. It is so nice to have food even on the smallest flight. I never had so many food during travelling. After arriving on Bali we went straight to the first stop. The Pomegranate cafe in the middle of the rice fields. I had my 798534ste fresh young coconut again. The place is so beautiful. The whole cafe is open and without any windows. You need to go barefoot and they have those cute tables and seats on the ground. Around this cafe you have a lot of beautiful Airbnb’s. I think this is a great area to stay when you are in Bali.

So I had a young coconut for drink and an amazing kind of tapas plate for lunch. It taste soo good. It was a combination of some dimsum, sushi and other Indonesia food, really nice. The next stop was a coffee place called Seniman Coffee. But the traffic was crazy, it takes you 2 hours to only drive maybe 50km. So we decided to go to the famous rice fields. This was not on the program, but the team including me really wanted to visit this spot. So our amazing guides took us with the bus to the swings and nice shops. And how amazing is this. Ofcourse we had to try the swing and we took this beautiful photo. I was a little nervous, because it is really high above the ricefields and all the people. But is an amazing experience. You need to try it!

The other photo is something Asya and me created in her hotel room, haha! We saw some nice photos of girls in a flower bath. And ofcourse we can’t leave Bali without taking one. So Asya ordered some flowers at the reception of our resort. And we made this in her room, because my room didn’t had a bathtub. It was so funny, the water was really hot and I was the first one to try it out. But because I was the first one Asya was trying a lot of things out to get the best spot. So after a half hour my face was red like crazy, because the water was extremely hot, haha! But the result is amazing. I am so happy with it. You can follow Asya over here. Oh our resort is called Montigo resort. And we had dinner at Warung Eropa, a cute little place who has the best cripsy duck!

 

 

 

Ice ice baby

If you think it can’t be better.. We also visit Madpops, haha! So our resort is in Seminyak. And that little town is famous because of all the amazing shops and nice colorful restaurants. We had a little spare time, so we decided to search around for some souvenirs, like jewelry. I am the crazy one who always has something in mind what I want to buy, but when looking for they didn’t sell it… Haha, so this time I was searching around for a gold ring with a shell. But I couldn’t find it anywhere, as usual. So than we saw this amazing icecream spot, called: Mad Pop. This is officially the only Insta-worthy spot we have visit in Seminyak, haha. So proud of us. The icecream of Mad Pops is vegan and coconut based. It is nice and it looks nice, but I still prefer Italian gelato. It is not so creamy and it is a weird structure.

The day after we went to a local market, which was super nice. Because this is something I didn’t see on Instagram. So it is amazing to explore tht kind of spots. Our guide wanted to show us where the locals buys their food. After that we went to the biggest tree ever, which you maybe already saw on my Instagram here. It is a cool spot. The tree is around 500 years old. And I received so many question from you guys where you can find this spot. But I still don’t know the name…. The guide took us to a Indonesia village, where he show us how people live over there, and what they do in their spare time. Like make coconut oil, or make those flower baskets from palmleaves. I like to do those culture things. The place is called; Rumah Desa. We had a cooking class, where we made typical Indonesia dishes. During the food was in the kitchen we have visited the beautiful gardens. And wow that was so crazy. I have visited those tropical gardens in Amsterdam. And it feels weird to be their. But this was a real jungle. It was so beautiful. We walked over a bridge made of palm leaves. You need to rewatch my stories in my highlights to see everything. The garden also had those beautiful stones like this one on the picture on the left. After half a hour it was time for lunch. We had our selfmade Indonesia dishes and it was so perfect. It is really nice to visit Rumah Desa to get that Indonesia cultural vibes.

 

In the evening before dinner we visited Uluwatu temple. A beautiful place on top of rocks. There were so many monkeys, they were so cute. And they were not afraid of people at all! But is was a really busy place. I think it is the best to visit is early in the morning. But when we went there the light was amazing because it was almost sunset, so that is also beautiful to see. At the Uluwatu temple they also did the Ketac fire dance. This is one thing you really need to visit when you have some spare time. It is really cool and impressive to see. A circle of men sit and chant in almost a hypnotic state as the performance goes on around them, never missing a beat. The men joined by princesses, kings and a magical monkey. It is exactly how it sounds. One of the moments I will never forget.

 

After the dance performance we went to Jimbaran beach cafe. It were tables on the beach where we had the most amazing fish ever. It was so magical, because we only had some candlelights and a lot of fish, like crab, white fish, shrimps, some kind of shells. It was delicious.

 

The last two days were more chill. But ofcourse we planned some amazing things ourselves. The first day we went to Body works spa to have a hour massage. I have never had a massage in my life, so this was really great. And it also is an beautiful spot. When you choose for the one hour massage you will have a full body one and when  you choose for the two hour one you will also get a flower bath in the massive bathtubs in the massage rooms. It is so amazing. I was so sleepy after the session. After that we went to Nook for lunch, were I had pasta. This place is also beautiful and a little Ibiza themed with a cute little puppy as you can see on the photo. I need to take a picture of this cute little one. The lunch was amazing ofcourse, as all of the food in Indonesia is really nice.

In the evening it was time for our farewell dinner. Because of the crazy traffic we didn’t had time to swim in this amazing place called Omnia. They have amazing infinity pools and cool music. I will definitely come back another time. After some dancing, photographing, and snacking, haha we went upstairs to the restaurant; Saka Ohana were we had the best food ever. The first course was sushi, after that amazing salmon and as desort some beautiful styled icecreams. You need to check this place out.

The last morning we really want to visit a waterfall. So we went super early in the morning to the Tegenungan waterfall. It was so magical, because as I already said we went super early so there was nobody else and we wait until the sun was coming up. After a dip in the water and taking tons of photos, we went back to the resort to grab some breakfast before our visit to Mrs Sippy. Over there we had lunch and some free time to swim in the pool. This is also a beautiful place. I think I saids a lot of beautiful and amazing , haha! After that it was time to go to the airport to leave… I had the most wonderful time over there!! A big thanks to the amazing Garuda Indonesia and Indonesia Travel to make this dream come true.

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