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bali: seminyak

bali: seminyak

/   after our week in canggu (read more here)  we took a taxi and made our way into super busy seminyak. we arrived at our hotel the akmani which was literally the opposite of our quiet little bungalow life we'd been living. very big, several pools, robes, air con and cocktails on arrival.

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dérrive travel - bali: seminyak travel diary www.derrive.com
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/   on our first night we went to la plancha on the beach for sunset drinks and tapas. it is decorated with colourful umbrellas, giant comfy bean bags, fairy lights and had really cool music, really fun but relaxed atmosphere. be prepared for the local bali hustlers attempting to sell you all kinds of little gadgets while you hang there. we almost tipsily bought a selfie stick, fake rolex and remote control helicopter. 

dérrive travel - bali: seminyak travel diary www.derrive.com
dérrive travel - bali: seminyak travel diary www.derrive.com
dérrive travel - bali: seminyak travel diary www.derrive.com
dérrive travel - bali: seminyak travel diary www.derrive.com
dérrive travel - bali: seminyak travel diary www.derrive.com

/   some of the coolest experiences we have had while travelling have happened by accident, so we also just spent a day wandering around seminyak, we had drinks and lunch at ku de ta on the beach which i found a little underwhelming? we then made our way back along the streets toward our hotel and looked in all the little shops and boutiques and i bought some fake ray bans. i stopped and had coffee at sea circus, too which was super cute. 

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dérrive travel - bali: seminyak travel diary www.derrive.com
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/   we then made our way to motel mexicola for a delicious mexican feast. i was excited about this place and it met all of my expectations. i had the best jalapeño margarita before we ordered a bunch of little share plates from the menu. highlight was the pulled pork tostadas. i tell anyone i know that is travelling to bali to make sure they spend an evening here. 

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dérrive travel - bali: seminyak travel diary www.derrive.com
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dérrive travel - bali: seminyak travel diary www.derrive.com

/   the following day we organised a day trip with one of our hotels drivers (he was a legend). he picked us up in a monstrous van which was so spacious and made sitting in traffic way less intense. he took us to explore uluwatu, pandawa beach, the monkey temple, single fin and suluban beach. it was all so pretty. it was such a big day, so the next day we spent doing nothing with air con and movies in bed.

dérrive travel - bali: seminyak travel diary www.derrive.com
dérrive travel - bali: seminyak travel diary www.derrive.com
dérrive travel - bali: seminyak travel diary www.derrive.com
dérrive travel - bali: seminyak travel diary www.derrive.com
dérrive travel - bali: seminyak travel diary www.derrive.com
dérrive travel - bali: seminyak travel diary www.derrive.com
dérrive travel - bali: seminyak travel diary www.derrive.com
dérrive travel - bali: seminyak travel diary www.derrive.com
dérrive travel - bali: seminyak travel diary www.derrive.com
dérrive travel - bali: seminyak travel diary www.derrive.com
dérrive travel - bali: seminyak travel diary www.derrive.com
dérrive travel - bali: seminyak travel diary www.derrive.com

/   on our final day we hung out at potato head for the afternoon. we had drinks and lunch by the pool overlooking the ocean and admired the beautiful architecture by andra matin. i was in awe of the amphitheatre inspired wall covered in 1000 vintage shutters. i regret not coming here earlier during the stop and packing a bikini, having a swim and spending a good part of a day here. 

at this point our camera was acting up so we didn't get as many photos as we would have liked, so i guess we will have to go back as soon as possible <3

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roasted ricotta, tomato and pine nut stuffed zucchini flowers

roasted ricotta, tomato and pine nut stuffed zucchini flowers