Bali is a very big place. On top of the touristy padi fields and temples, there are actually a lot of nice hipster cafes as well as nice places to chill. I really like Seminyak! It reminds me a lot of Boracay (Philippines) and Ko Samui (Thailand) but with a stronger touch of "hipsterism".
|Busy streets of Seminyak|
Where we stayedAlthough it was a short trip but we still managed to put ourselves up at two very different places to experience Bali differently.
Ize Seminyak - Is located in the heart of Seminyak where everything is within walking distance. Food, bars, hipster cafes, fashion boutiques, and ridiculously good looking travellers. And they even have a very sexy Gooseberry Intimates shop along the street! P.S. It is pronounced as "Ice" and not like "Eazy". haha.
|Chio chio pool bar at Ize.|
|Ize Seminyak lobby. Chio hor? And don't mind that woman blocking your view. haha.|
|My debut as CK undies model. Can or not?|
|That's a padi field right at the end of the pool. Superb view. But no, you are not allowed to have sex under the moonlight. (i think)|
Where we #DrinkDrankDrunk (and ate)No lah, we didn't go crazy and drink our livers away but we did go to a few nice bars for simple drinks and chill.
WooBar - Very posh looking bar that is connected to the beach. Love the view and vibe. And yes, plenty of good looking people!
Rumours Restaurant - Fine, I didn't have a decent picture of this place but this is a must visit. Not only do they serve good food and drinks but also at a very very very reasonable price. It's so cheap for the red wine and steaks. Oh, and the waitress will start dancing when the Dj starts spinning. haha.
Moving around Bali ain't exactly difficult. You can simply Uber yourself around. And trust me, it is damn cheap. Like damn damn damn cheap. There was a trip where the driver drove a good 20mins in to pick us up and drove us back to the hotel for another good 20-30mins and the fare was $1.40 USD. It's so cheap that we felt so bad and we always tip the drivers.
Alternatively you can add Mr. Agung Bagus on whatsapp. He is a driver with his own vehicle that can bring you around a few places for a flat fee. Very good service! Add him - +62 819 99071427
If you have not much idea on which field or which temple to visit, he can actually give you some recommendation too.
Padi Field - Tegalalang Rice Terace, I believe this is very common tourist must visit spot because there were a lot of other tourists there. Please wear comfortable walking shoes for this as the steps can be rather uneven.
Cliff - Uluwatu - quite a lot of climbing is required. And there are monkeys running around the place. So be very careful with your belongings. Especially those wearing glasses.
Market (Random Local Street) - Pasar Badung, Jl Gajahmada Dps. To be honest, there's really nothing much unless you want to be like us and take hipster looking cool photos. Else there's really nothing much.
So much good memories from the trip just by writing this post! I don't think I've enough annual leave to be back anytime soon so I guess I shall just look at the photos taken and cry myself to sleep. I swear this is one of those post/trip that I actually have so many pictures of myself. #MaleModelle (Also, there's a poll at the end of the post. Please vote wisely!)