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With another hot and sunny day in Seminyak on the agenda, we decided to spend the morning down at the beach. Double Six Beach is renowned for its huge waves, so is a great spot for surfing. Being the surf novices that we are, we settled for bodyboarding instead (as the surf was massive we thought it wasn’t the best time to try our hand at surfing for the first time!). We spent the morning trying our best to look like we knew what we were doing, and didn’t do too badly if you ask me! After chilling out and topping up our tans we headed to Divine Earth for some lunch. We had some tasty vegan hot dogs and smoothies and did a little bit of planning for Singapore.

In the afternoon Owen went to get a hair trim and we had a wander around the shops before heading home to get ready for the evening. It’s the 5th of May so that can only mean one thing… Cinco De Mayo! We hit up Motel Mexicola for Seminyak’s biggest Cinco De Mayo celebration. It was absolutely packed but luckily we had a table booked with an amazing view of the stage and the dance floor. We had some delicious veggie Mexican food, tequila and a LOT of bintang. The place was excellently decorated, the music was awesome, and they even had a twerking competition! Complete with a host that looked suspiciously like Pitbull’s ugly cousin.

After a night of drinking and partying, we had a lazy morning at the hotel. For lunch we had a wander to Nalu Bowls, for the most amazing smoothie bowls in Seminyak. Afterwards, we walked along the beach to Woo bar at the W hotel, and had a beer and a swim in their amazing beachfront pool. We carried on walking along the coast and ended up at Finns Beachclub, where we spent the rest of the day.

We soaked up the last of the sun and enjoyed a free cocktail (thanks to Owen’s amazing sunset picture he took when we were here last time) before heading home for the evening. For dinner we had a couple of tasty burgers at Wacko, and then headed back to the hotel to pack… off to Singapore tomorrow!

Cinco De Mayo at Motel Mexicola

Nalu Bowl

Finns Beach Club

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After a tasty feast of breakfast tacos from the avocado factory, we checked out of the hotel and headed for Seminyak. Luckily the traffic wasn’t too bad, and we shared a cab with a girl from the hotel so it wasn’t as expensive either! We checked into our hotel in Seminyak and then set off to have a wander and get some lunch. It was cool to be back in Seminyak again after 3 weeks of exploring the rest of Bali, and the busy streets were exactly as we had left them. For lunch we ate at Clean Canteen, and had some really good curry & cold brew coffees. We spent the rest of the afternoon wandering around the shops and along the beach, finishing off at La Plancha in time for sunset. It’s arguably the best spot to watch the sunset in Seminyak, while enjoying a bintang or two on the colourful bean bags.

After popping back to the hotel to change and get ready for the evening, we made our way to Potato Head. We’d seen on instagram the day before that they had secret guests performing, and by the look of the poster we had a strong suspicion that it would be Disclosure! After a bit of a queue to get in we headed straight for the bar and then just as we thought, the screens flashed with Disclosure’s logo and they appeared on stage, blaring out the music. We had a great night, especially as it was so unexpected, and it was really cool to see them in a place like Potato Head as it’s such an amazing place!

We decided to spend Thursday at Waterbom in Kuta. It’s been deemed Indonesia’s best waterpark, and you can see why! We had an amazing day going on all of the different slides and chilling out on the lazy river. The best slide was by far the ‘climax’, where you’re stood on a platform that drops right out from underneath you. You feel like you’re genuinely plummeting to your death but then end up being scooped up and flung around a gravity defying loop the loop, and then flying out of the tube into daylight again.

We had lunch at Waterbom and spent most of the day there before heading back to Seminyak to chill at the hotel for a bit. For dinner we ate at Chai’ba, the amazing Indian restaurant that we went to on our first night in Bali. It was just as good as we remembered it – maybe even better! It’s definitely the best Indian food I’ve ever eaten, so we had to have it at least once more before we leave Bali!

We had an early start on Friday, and headed straight out at 7.30 to Tegenungan Waterfall. The waterfall is located just outside of ubud

After a steep walk down into the valley below, you felt instantly cooler as you were surrounded by the spray from the fast flowing water. You can stand right at the foot of the waterfall (and swim in it – if you dare) and get an amazing view of the water as it crashes down into the pool below. After crossing a little bamboo bridge, and climbing some steps, we were able to get right to the top of the falls and have an incredible view of the water and river below. We got some great pics, and could even see a rainbow from the sun shining through the spray.

After a long and trafficky drive back to seminyak, we spent the rest of the afternoon at Mrs. Sippy. It’s Seminyak’s biggest saltwater pool, and has an awesome diving platform as well as amazing tropical surroundings. We had a great time chilling out there and swimming, and had some tasty lunch too. We walked home via the shops and markets, and then had dinner at a little vegan place called Zula.

Breakfast tacos at Avocado Factory

Sunset at La Plancha

One blurry picture from Disclosure’s set at Potato Head

Waterbom

Owen TERRIFIED on Climax

Gettin’ some air at Mrs. Sippy

Tegenungan Waterfall

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We arrived in Bali safe and sound at half midnight after THE most uncomfortable flight of all time. Jet star has officially taken the title of least leg room and most upright seats so congrats Ryan air, you can relax for a bit.

We were picked up by the lovely Ketut who runs things back at the villa in Seminyak, he whizzed us there in record time (the traffic in Bali is mental – more on that later) where we were greeted by mum and the Bracknell babes!

It was so lovely to see everyone after 2 months, and we had a catch up over a beer before hitting the hay (hay being a sofa bed for the next few nights as we were just crashing in the living room of their villa).

We kicked off our first morning in Bali with breakfast at the villa (i had strawberry pancakes and owen went for the more authentic Indonesian breakfast of Nasi Goreng). It was great having mum around as she had already been there a week so knew her way around Seminyak like a pro! We went for a wander along the main high street and to Seminyak square to check out the shops.

We got an ice cream from the oh so Instagrammable Mad Pops and then made our way to Ku De Ta beach club. We spent a few hours there drinking beer and swimming in the pool before heading to Motel Mexicola for lunch. It’s even better than the pictures, and the food was amazing! We had some sharing bits (including some delicious guacamole – we needed our avocado fix), drinks and admired the beautifully quirky Mexican decor.

We headed back to the villa for a well earned dip in the pool (it’s quite a walk!) and then got ready for the evening. We ate dinner at Chai’ba which was THE MOST amazing Indian food I have eaten, ever. Apologies dishoom (and standard tandoori) but you’ve got nothing on this. Me and Owen shared a couple of veggie curries plus sides and shared loads with the rest of the table. It was just so delicious we might have to go there again when we head back to Seminyak at the end of the trip!

On our second day we had a late breakfast at the villa and then set off for Potato Head Beach Club, where we spent the rest of the day and evening. It’s a little on the poser side, but incredible none the less. There’s a very instagrammable infinity pool which looks out to sea, and a swim-up cocktail bar complete with a jacuzzi seating area. We had the most luxurious afternoon swimming, drinking and sunbathing until the sunset before heading to the restaurant upstairs for dinner. There are a few places to eat at Potato Head but we went for Kaum, the traditional Indonesian restaurant. Again, we were so lucky and had the most amazing dinner. We shared loads of delicious Indonesian veggie dishes, including Gado Gado (our new fave) and a coconut jackfruit curry.

Our final day in Seminyak consisted mainly of goodbyes to mum and the rest of the Bracknell ladies. We spent the morning wandering around the shops so they could make sure they’d filled their suitcases to the brim with clothes and presents to take home! Me and Owen spent the afternoon trying (and failing) to get Arctic Monkeys tickets and then headed back to Ku De Ta to watch the sunset with a couple of beers. For dinner we ate at Bo & Bun, and ordered way too much food! It’s so cheap here compared to Australia so you think you’re ordering hardly any food when in reality it’s tons!

Ice creams with mumma at Mad Pops

Dinner at Chai’ba

Banana pancakes for breakfast at the villa

Sunset at Potato Head