A sample of designs I created for Flook.
Please note, I was not the photographer of the original images.
It would be an absolute travesty to travel to Bali and not visit the Monkey Forest and Temple in Ubud. It is everything you expect and more… This beautiful temple in the forest is on a river and there are monkeys everywhere you look. Bananas are available for purchase throughout the temple to feed the monkeys, but beware, they may seem cute, however, they can be quite vicious. Make sure to hang on to your cameras, phones and definitely do not wear your sunglasses on your head, as they will be quickly snatched. Overall, the monkeys are playful and friendly, though I did witness several people get bitten – though no blood was shed.
One of my favourite things I have done throughout my time in Bali thus far has been the sunrise hike of Mount Batur. Mount Batur is a volcano located close to Ubud that most recently erupted in 2000. We were late arriving at the base to begin our trek, so a leisurely 2.5-3 hour hike to watch the sunrise turned into a race up a steep 5, 600+ feet to make it in time. This is a must see for anyone traveling to Bali, it is undeniably worth the myriad of emotions you will feel throughout the journey. To make your hike go as smoothly as possible, here are my suggestions:
Here are some photos from my hike:
I am absolutely obsessed with this Canggu gem. As a celiac, I am constantly trying to find great gluten free options with substance and this place hits the nail right on the head. Not only is their coffee fantastic, their acai bowl HipStar – I have to order mine without strawberries due to an unfortunate allergy- has been my obsession since I first laid eyes on it. Steve’s go to is Why So Cereal a frozen banana based smoothie bowl with granola, and when I’m in the mood for something different, the Green Brekkie is the perfect combination of bitter sauteed greens, quinoa and flawlessly poached eggs.
Click here to find it in google maps!
The first time I visited Bali, prior to moving here in June, I was traveling with a group of friends I had made while living in Sydney. This week, I will be highlighting some of my favorite sites that we visited throughout our trip. Tanah Lot is a small rock formation just barely off the main island of Bali where a pilgrimage temple was built during the 16th century, which was restored in the 1980’s. It is one of the most photographed and well known tourist destinations and for good reason.
Here are some photos taken during our look around:
Just tried UberEATS for the first time. I ordered today’s Lima salad from iQ Food Co. The delivery took just over 5 minutes, and the driver pulled right up in front of the store I am working at today, making it easy for me to run out and grab it! When I opened the box, my first thought was that the portion was a little small, however, after mixing everything up, it was the perfect lunch size (and I like a big meal).
I definitely recommend this service to anyone who can’t leave work to grab lunch, or anyone spending a lazy day at home!