Shopping in Seminyak Village

Shopping in Seminyak Village

Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

For todays post a little shopping session in Seminyak Village. I had not yet visited the city center of Seminyak and thought that I could not miss out on this experience.

As I usually have the tendency to walk the opposite direction of where I should be heading,I opted for the free of charge shuttle bus the hotel provided to get to said village. Yeap I am one of those lost causes who does not have any sense of direction. Turns out that during one of my walking sessions I was quite near to the village. But that is another point of discussion.  

Due to a slow start of the day and not booking my spot on the shuttle I left the hotel at 4 pm and arrived in the village 4.10 pm.  I was greeted by a lot of shops and the mall to my right hand side. As I was curious about the mall I first headed that direction. 

I was not overly impressed by the mall so I started browsing the streets. Getting ocasionally asked to take bike lessons, to which my reply was a sturdy but friendly ‘no’. So yes if you are in Bali be preparred to be asked those questions often.

Venturing outside the mall, finally had the expected outcome and resulted in some purchases. Exhausted and extremely thirsty of my trip, I treated myself to a coke at a tiny bistro before heading back to the hotel.

As you might see in the pictures below, the Balinese people in Seminyak are ready for Christmas. The trees in the mall and in the village are lit up so beautifully. I could not resist putting in some pics of those.

Overall I can say I enjoyed my outing to Seminyak Village.  For cheaper shopping options the locals recommended to shop in Kuta. So guys if you are in the Kuta area, and interested in cheaper deals head over there. I don’t know if I would go there as I heard Kuta is very  crowded. Something I personally don’t like.

So finishing on some recommendations and preferences concludes this blogpost.Let me know if you would like to see a haul related to my shopping spree!

Until next post friends ūüėĀ!

XoXo

Kim

Bali day 8+ 9 + 10 and 11

Bali day 8+ 9 + 10 and 11

Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

Another combined posts about the amazing time I spent in Bali. Enjoy and lets get started shall we!

Bali day 8

We started of by visiting the butterfly gardens. I saw these  amazing big butterflies and the flowers there were beautiful. Afterwards we headed to the rice fields and had a beautiful view over the paddies. Of course food was a given. Afterwards we headed home.

 

Bali day 9

Let the lazy time role! Loving complete laziness, Enjoying the Beach the sun the food what is there to tell.

Bali day 10 East of Bali

 

 

It was time for another excursion. It was time to visit the East of Bali. We visited the plantations and sampled some coffees and teas. Also we visited a family in their house and it was very interesting to see.  After lunch we visited one of the most beautiful temples during my stay in Bali the Pura Agung Besaki.

 

Bali 10 & Bali 11

I just let the lazy time role which involved a lot of swimming, sunbathing, reading and  food.

These were some very active and relaxing days and I so enjoyed the combination of activity and sheer laziness.  I hope you all enjoyed this consolidated post of one of my last days in Bali.

Until next post friends!

XoXo

Kim

Thumbs May Favorites

Thumbs May Favorites

Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

May flew by due to all the fun activities that were in it. I only worked 2 days in May and then I flew to Bali, celebrated my birthday and returned to work all refreshed at the end of May.   All in all it was awesome!  What made it more awesome were the favorites during this month. Let me start sharing them.

BaliРI am sorry to write about Bali again,  but this was my absolute favorite for the Month of May. It was so relaxing and beautiful. The people were so nice, the food was lovely, the hotel was awesome, just awesome and I never experienced walking into the sea that was lovely and warm. Yep it is officially I am going back this year and will discover some more awesome places and sites. If you are curious about my trip to Bali, feel free to click on this link.

Birthday РYes I cannot believe I turned 30! 30!  Even though I did not celebrate this in a big way this one does deserve an honorable mention. Believe it or not I have learned a lot this last year,and all I know what I really want is to take care of myself and be happy .It might sound very selfish but I want to be able to make myself happy and not rely on others to feed my self worth. I hope to write soon a blog post about what I did and what I got for my birthday

Coloring book  РTo entertain myself during I bought a coloring book. Not that I needed much entertaining by the way!  But usually during the afternoons I would just color some items on a page. Even now I am reaching out to my coloring book. It does feel somehow very relaxing during the evenings to unwind.

Sophie Kinsela’s new novel My not so perfect life –¬†I am a huge fan of Sophie Kinsela’s books. They contain a lot of humor and they are just an easy read. ¬†If you have not read this book I highly recommend it.

Glam Glow Thirsty Mud – Yes this product is so worth the hype . I used it as a mask and it hydrates the skin so beautifully. This product is a lifesaver on the plane. I believe that is why my skin survived the 14 hr flight so well to Bali.

Loreal Paris Infallible Lip Paint Lacquer in 101 Gone with the Nude РIt is a lovely nude liquid lipstick, which goes very well with MAC Velvet teddy lipstick in my opinion. I love how easy it is to apply to your lips.  Partially this is due to the applicator.  I would say application is more easier than a regular lipstick. The only thing which I am not to keen about is the smell of this lacquer  it is very floral.

Thirteen Reasons Why -Even though this series talks about a heavy topic I believe it is worth while to see or even read the book. It makes you really think about the consequences of  how your deeds and words can impact someones life.

Dresses– Yeeh I was able to wear dresses again during the month of May. Overall the month of May was warm. It is just a nice feeling tot get your legs out there and not have them feel all tied up and claustrophobic during this nice warm weather.

I hope that the month of May gave you also multiple favorites and that you had as much fun as I did during that month! If you did,please feel free to leave a comment letting us all know what your favorites were or if you had an awesome month as I did.

Until next post friends,

XoXo,

Kim

Bali day 2 + day 3 + day 4

Bali day 2 + day 3 + day 4

Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies,

For today’s post, a combi of day 2, 3 and 4 Hope you don’t mind as I must say I was pretty dammn lazy. Especially day 4! Curious about my post? Continue reading below.

Day 2

I officially stayed here one full day. So far it was a good day of mooching around in my hotel and pool area. ¬†Don’t know if I mentioned where I was staying but it is a hotel in the Sanur area and it is very modern. It is called Art Otel.

I was afraid of a bit of jet lag. But I am not sure if I have experienced it yet. At the moment I feel perfectly fine . So maybe I am Lucky?

For dinner I ate Mie Goreng and had Pisang Goreng for desert. It nice but I do feel that the Spice level needed to be upped. I can understand they do it for the tourists, but the essence of their food is lost.  Also I would love to see more Balinese Food on the menu because I love Asian food!

Day 3

After breakfast and killing the lid of an Asian pot which had Telor in it ( Why me? Felt so embarased) , I went to explore the beach of Sanur. Such a beautiful beach, and a tiny piece of heaven on earth.

After returning from the beach I decided to claim a spot at the swimming pool and remained there the whole afternoon. I must confess got a bit burned. The sun is so strong in Bali.

After chill time  I returned to my bedroom and had a little shower and rubbing myself with a lot of after sun.

For dinner I had Nasi Kampoeng.  Again where is my Spice! Maybe a lesson learned on my side is not to book a halfboard package in Asia. To be honest the prices are low here.

Day 4 

Oops, did the jetlag  catch up with me or has my exhaustion caught up on me! Boy did I sleep for a long time. I woke up around 1.30 pm and got out my room at 3.00 pm. I know some will say a waste of the day but it is my holiday.  As the pool was fully packed I decided to walk to the Sanur center all though  did not make it far.

I decided to hit a cozy bar called Soul in a Bowl to have a drink and a snack. Check out these Cornfriters with  Sambal Peanut Sauce.  Tasty very tasty! Two thumbs up and I think I will visit that place again.

Afterwards I went to the super market to get some water and snacksūüėĀ.

I rounded  the day up at the swimming pool. Just chilling there and reading a book.  Currently I am reading Thirteen Reasons why. Such a heavy topic but a good read.

Tomorrow I will be out for my first excursion in Bali. I will be visiting the market in Ubud and some other things .So I hope to write about this soon.

I really hope you enjoyed reading about my Bali adventure.

Until next post friends!

XoXo

Kim