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Uluwatu Temple

April 26, 2016
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There were three temples I wanted to visit in Bali, Lake Bratan Temple, Tanah Lot Temple and Uluwatu Temple. Its a bit of shame that due to time constrictions, we were not able to visit the first two but when we finally got to Jimbaran we decided to sneak away a couple hours to see Uluwatu Temple in its sunset glory. Pura Luhur Uluwatu, the …

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Rimba Jimbaran

April 26, 2016
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My amazing and beautiful trip to Bali did not finish at Ubud, after the peaceful stay at Payogan filled with amazing sunrises and sunsets at Bali’s most beautiful mountain views my next stop took me to the recently opened Rimba Jimbaran Hotel. This place is such an impressive sanctuary away from the chaos that people have known Bali to be with its beautiful hanging gardens, …

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Revolver Espresso

April 12, 2016
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If you’re in the mood for a perfect coffee in Bali, “Revolver Espresso is the place to be”, they say. This somewhat of a hidden community is just off Jalan Laksmana in the heart of Seminyak. Along with its Australian style coffee, this almost newtown-esque cafe — hipster craze has definitely hit Asia — serves up smoothies, delicious breakfasts and a variety of lunch menus. They are proud …

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Tegenungan Waterfall

April 7, 2016
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Tegenungan is an area south of Ubud and yet another popular destination for tourists. One of the many attractions in this area is the waterfall forest. Bali has heaps of waterfalls when I researched before the trip, they are mostly open to the public with some needing a longer and strenuous hike than others. For us the idea of hiking through a jungle to get …

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Climbing Gunung Batur

March 17, 2016
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What would you normally think about in the case of hiking a volcano? At the top you there is a giant crater where you can see the steam and the lava with the danger of plummeting into a very painful death? No? Just me then. The one thing Irene and I wanted to do in Bali was to climb and conquer an active Volcano, so …

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Tegallalang Rice Terraces

March 15, 2016
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Bali is well known throughout the whole world as a destination for sandy beaches, big waves, good food and ridiculous nightlife but that’s not really what Bali is actually about. Between all the mountains and the beaches, right in the centre of the island lies many Indonesia’s Iconic sceneries and one of them would be the rice terraces. This particular Rice Terrace that we had …

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Seniman Coffee Studio

March 14, 2016
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Ubud is an area of Bali that is located in the middle of the island, lies between the oceans and mountains that surrounds Bali. It lies between the imagined and the real, perhaps this is why it feels like Ubud still contains a little bit of the Old Bali magic left. For most that come to Bali, the centre of parties and nightlife in Seminyak or …

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Campuhan Walk

March 10, 2016
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We started the day at the Villa for a late breakfast before making our way to Ubud via the Hotel Shuttle Bus. The walk was said to be a 9km flat relaxing walk suggested for morning activity before exploring Ubud. Considering that the next day is a big hike to the Volacano, I thought this would be a nice chilled activity to do while looking …

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Ombe Kofie

March 1, 2016
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We had a bit of a free time before a party at the house and I asked my cousin to take me around for a couple of good coffee. The first place we visited is Ombe Kofie, this was the closest to our house, only about 5 minutes away. Ombe means drink in Javanese language, so it already sets off a nice home-ey vibe to …

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Kawah Putih

February 26, 2016

As usual in Indonesia, and specifically Jakarta, we are always wasting most of our time in traffic jams. We started this trip early in the morning around 6-7am and yet we were only able to fit in one attraction and lunch before having to go back home for dinner. As much as the destination had one hell of a view, somehow a holiday in Jakarta …

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