4.25.2017

BALI

Bali | Sevengrams

After Hong Kong, we headed to Bali, quite possibly my favourite place in the whole wide world. All the fabulous memories that I held onto from 5 years ago still held true, and I left feeling more in love with the island than I did the previous time.

We only had 4 days, but we were determined to see as much as we could. We split our time between Ubud, the island's 'centre' filled with crafts and dance, and surrounded by rainforest and rice terraces, and Sanur, a beachfront town on the southeast coast. Our Ubud hotel was absolute bliss, and I worried I may never want to leave. We saw monkeys and offerings, ate all the nasi goreng and mie goreng we could get our hands on, pampered ourselves with affordable massages, and strolled through the local streets and markets. We day tripped to the rice terraces, water temples and 11th century rock carvings. We took in the unforgettable Balinese sunsets, with a Bintang in tow, and hopped over to Lembongan for a quick island tour. And then, on our last morning in Bali (January 5th), we got engaged. It was the perfect end to an unforgettable few days in one of my favourite places.
TO SEE + DO //

hang with the monkeys at the monkey forest, ubud
stroll monkey forest road and pop into the shops, ubud
get a foot massage (reflexology) at kenko's, ubud
grab a cheap massage, ubud
day trip to the tegalalang or jatiluwih rice fields
pura tirta water temple
gunung kawi 11th century temples/stone carvings
catch the sunsets on the beach
day trip to lembongan to walk along the coast

TO EAT + DRINK //

sagittarius restaurant, ubud - their curry ayam is divine
fair future foundation, ubud - mei goreng, cashew chicken, and a good cause
cafe warung, ubud - order one of the preset platters for dinner
warung coconut tree or warung little bird, sanur -  same menu and all delicious
bintang, the local beer
all the fresh coconuts you can get your hands on

Ubud, Bali | Sevengrams

Nasi Goreng, Bali | Sevengrams

Ubud, Bali | Sevengrams

Monkey Forest, Bali | Sevengrams

Monkey Forest, Bali | Sevengrams

Monkey Forest, Bali | Sevengrams

Ubud, Bali | Sevengrams

Ubud, Bali | Sevengrams

Ubud, Bali | Sevengrams

Ubud, Bali | Sevengrams

Bali | Sevengrams

Bali | Sevengrams

Bali | Sevengrams

Rice Fields, Bali | Sevengrams

Water Temple, Bali | Sevengrams

Gunung Kawi, Bali | Sevengrams

Bali | Sevengrams

Sanur, Bali | Sevengrams

Lembongan, Bali | Sevengrams

Bali | Sevengrams

Sanur, Bali | Sevengrams

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