We just came back from a 10 day holiday to Bali. The main reason for the holiday was to attend a wedding. This was definitely the highlight of the vacation. The wedding was of my old partner in crime when we worked on Vogue together, the gorgeous Beck of Rebecca Ellie Studio. The wedding took place at Semera resort, with idyllic sea views and props that looked like they came straight from a Hollywood movie set. The wedding was fun fun fun – plenty of speeches, food and of course mucho dancing. I lucked out on a gorgeous Alice McCall dress purchased a week before the wedding eeekkk and on sale!
While I made my thoughts on Bali pretty clear in this post and went with expectations that could not have gotten any lower, I was pleasantly surprised. While all my pre conceived ideas about Bali where justified it wasn’t exactly to the extent that I had created in my mind.
Likes: Cheap Yummy Food – Warm consistent weather – Hotels with pools – Cheap messages – Gelato – Guardian pharmacies (some questionable purchases where made here, Panadol with caffeine any one?) – Getting mistaken for Italian tourists! (The best compliment I received on the trip) – 6hr flight to destination – Bali Peanuts – $1 DVD’s – Bintang, surprisingly tasty
Dislikes: Australians EVERYWHERE – Expensive boutiques – Shoes that give you blisters (I know that’s not Bali’s fault but man they hurt) Markets, (No I don’t want that junk for $70 thanks all the same) – Bogan Clothing (Just because Havaianas might be ‘comfortable’ it doesn’t mean you have to wear them every single second of your waking moment. The same goes for singlet’s, it won’t kill you to dress up a little and make an effort especially when going out for dinner. Bali is where fashion goes to die)
Eats: Motel Mexicola = Amazing, just go and eat there even if its Mexican – Mama San = not too exxy for some yummy food and THE best toilet service I have ever experienced – Down to Earth Café = for when the inner hippie slash I want to be all organic side of you comes out. But seriously if you want to experience the food just go to any Warung and eat eat eat.
We avoided Bali belly somehow so have only good things to say about the food.
Activities: Potato Head = overrated once you have experienced the class that is Nikki Beach its really hard to measure up. Finns Beach = Go there when the tide is high otherwise you can’t participate in any water activities. The best activity by far is to lie by the pool with a book, and a constant flow of lychee martinis seriously why would you want to do anything else?
Just stay away from Kuta and pretend that you are not Australian and its all good.
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