Monday, May 1, 2017

Charm of Eastern Bali


Dear travellers and curious people: East of Bali is full of hidden gems waiting for you to uncover. I have been living in Bali for 9 months or so now, but I do admit I do not explore enough. Thankfully recently the tourism board kindly invited some wonderful travellers and miraculously, me to explore the east of Bali. Come on now and find out my favourite moments from the trip!

Untuk pengembara dan manusia yang penasaran: Bali Timur itu penuh loh dengan tempat luar biasa tersembunyi dan menunggu untuk kamu temukan. Saya sudah tinggal di Bali selama 9 bulan, tapi saya akui kalau saya sendiri kurang cukup ekspolarsi (biasa manusia kurang puas menjelajah). Namun syukurlah baru saja ini kemenpar dari Pesona Indonesia mengundang beberapa pelancong handal, dan dengan ajaibnya, saya juga diajak! -- Untuk jalan-jalan dan menyibak keindahan Bali Timur. Yuk disimak highlight kesukaan saya hehe.

Without a doubt, snorkeling was on the top of my favourite activities! I have never done it before and mannn I have been missing out all this time? I gotta make up for lost time and thankfully... We snorkeled, twice! In Amed Beach Karangasem, and in Nusa Lembongan. I will show you the underwater footage later in part 2 ;)

Tanpa ragu-ragu saya nyatakan bahwa snorkeling adalah salah satu kesukaan saya di trip ini! Belum pernah sebelumnya dan lumayan ketinggalan pengalaman ya saya? Harus lebih banyak snorkel lagi untuk kompensasi sepertinya dan syukurnya... Kita snorkeling dua kali loh! Satu kali di Karangasem, Amed beach dan yang ke dua di Nusa Lembongan. Nanti ya saya kasih lihat video bawah air di post bagian ke dua ;)



Have you been to Tirta Gangga? You should. I adore the strong heritage they are showing and certainly lots of spots for aesthetic portrait of yourself or others (hey no judgement).

Pernah ke Tirta Gangga? Harus pergi sih. Suka banget sama khas Bali yang ditunjukkan dan di trip ini tuh Tirta Gangga itu yang banyak tempat untuk foto ala-ala yang lumayan kekinian loh...






Photo-op wise, Asah Hill is a strong candidate too! So many amazing landscape spots to take in. Can't help but feeling so small in a grand scale that we witnessed. A lovely branch overlooking a cute island they named as 'Whale island' is a go-to selfie post for those who brave enough to climb like Fiona here. I tried and I looked like a steamed potato.

Nah untuk foto-foto lagi nih di Bukit Asah juga spot-nya bagus-bagus! Banyak lokasi yang bisa dinikmati pemandangannya dan kamu akan berasa kecil dengan skala besar tebing-tebing dan pantai sekitar. Ada dahan pohon yang mengarah ke pulau gemas yang orang-orang namakan 'Pulau Paus'. Dahan pohon ini adalah tempat bagus untuk foto bagi kamu yang berani memanjatnya, seperti Fiona nih. Saya coba tapi di foto saya kelihatan seperti kentang kucel jadi selfie saya gagal.


See that flare? That's not photoshopped in. We stumbled upon this glorious light in a beautiful village called Tenganan Village. 

Cahaya itu asli loh bukan editan (hehehe). Kita beruntung sekali di jam yang tepat ketemu cahaya yang bagus di Desa Adat Tenganan, Karangasem.



With that I would like to end this post. I would like to express my utmost thanks to Pesona Indonesia- Indonesia Tourism board who gave me the chance to be a part of this charming trip amongst funny and brilliant travellers. Their accounts and website will be listed below!

Dengan ini saya pamit dulu. Saya mau mengucapkan terimakasih banget kepada Kemenpar- Pesona Indonesia yang memberikan kesempatan kepada saya untuk ikut serta trip yang menyenangkan ini- diantara manusia-manusia berbakat dan lucu, akun-akun mereka akan saya list dibawah ya...

Pesona Indonesia
Instagram : @pesonaid_travel

Him
Website/Blog: www.saifanah.com
Instagram @saifanah 

Yuki Anggia
Website/Blog: www.ohelterskelter.com 
IG: @yukianggia

Fiona Callaghan
Website/Blog: www.fionacallaghan.com
IG: @fiona.callaghan

Putu Aditya Nugraha
Website/Blog: commaditya.me / youtube.com/c/putuadityanugraha
IG: @commaditya

Nama: Nicko Silfido
Website/Blog: http://nickcopter.weebly.com
IG: @nickosilfido

Suci Rifani
Website/Blog: http://m.kompasiana.com/suci_rifani & http://www.travellerkaskus.com/author/suci-rifani/
IG: @travellerkaskus  

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Remember that Medieval Meme?


Welcome. Friends. You probably got here because of my link on FB. In that case well done, if not hey tell me how you found this blog!

Today I welcome you to this collective of photos with my derp face. Kiiiinda reminded me of a medieval meme actually (If you know, you know ;) *cough*







Just want to include this lovely photo of my lovely housemate. I do not like comparisons but hey look at my first photo and look at her face, so much grace meanwhile mine........ So much less.


Anywho dress I am wearing in this photo is from Trollied Dolly, I got them from Asos. Hat: H&M

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sunday at Sundays

How lucky I am to have a proper weekend on this particular day! Took the chance to visit SUNDAYS which is one of the most hyped beach club here in Bali, I do have to say that they live up to their expectations!



Me seeking wifi. 







My housemates and I enjoyed our time over there, thoroughly! We even ordered self-made Smores (das right, we have a bon fire and we fry our own marshymallows!) for the sunset and all that jazz.

All and all it was a lovely experience despite the quite pricey entrance fee: you ought to pay 300k rupiah and given 150k to spend. If you order wisely, you're good actually!

Cheers lovelies.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Veiled


Like most people that are active on social media, I guess I am one of those normal ones that struggles with self-confidence. Yes, it is normal. I do not know however, if it is healthy to normalise this kind of thing. I became very reluctant to shoot videos of myself due to how much I hate my own voice and how I look. Very self conscious (not shy). I am much better now than how I was in the past because I keep posting photos on the blog and other channels, so if you do struggle with that you are definitely not alone. No matter how many followers do you have, nobody is immune to self-confidence struggles.

But who am I kidding, this is the internet, if people want to find the most embarrassing thing about you, they will definitely find it anyway. This kind of strongly reminded me of Sherlock Holmes from the American series 'Elementary' in which he stated that 'humiliation is the currency of hackers'. (Anyone watches that show too??) 

My awesome friend Farhan shot these photos of me on his film cameras. Although there are some where my face is actually more exposed I much prefer these where my face is more concealed so to speak. I think he managed to capture my tame side, which is cool! Do check out his website (my fav are the portraits, which he did mostly with films) and Instagram










Wednesday, January 4, 2017

100% Pampered at Unagi Spa

Happy New Year everyone! Holiday season was super intense with work and chores and I am so so happy to be able to have a day off just to be pampered. Unagi Spa has so kindly to let me try their 2-hour massage and it was heavenly, especially after the hectic season of deadlines!

When I entered I was greeted with wonderful smiles and I was just so ecstatic in anticipation of traditional Balinese massage. But... There was a menu! I had to choose which. Let me tell you that they all look enticing but I chose The Fruits Miracle massage.




I went with my awesome friend/housemate Yonni. The massage was so good, and I am not just saying it. When we were done with the full body massage we were treated to individual hot bath! 




BLISS.




What was included in the Spa Package:

  • Foot bath   (5 mins)
  • Balinese Massage (60 mins
  • Avocado & Kaffir lime Body Mask  (30 mins)
  • Flowers bath (30 mins)
  • Body moisturizer  (5 mins)
After the flower bath you can enter the aquatic pool. The water is a bit cold as I was just finishing up with a very blissful warm flower bath but I would totally recommend you to enter. Feels very nice and you will see when you exit the spa, your body feels renewed and lighter.

Massive thanks to Unagi Spa! I would 100% come back and I will bring my mother and other friends, they will surely love it here. Visit Unagi Spa's website here , and Instagram here.