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Published: March 2nd 2017
so... My first 10 day trip in almost 2 years, and what other place to try other than Bali.
Trip started in Seminyak, initially staying in a Airbnb in the North of Seminyak close to Batubelig. This was a nice little place with a pool and several apartments away from the main road. We were about 2 minutes walk from the beach and could hear it from the window. when we arrived we ventured north up the beach to a place called Finns Bar and had a few cocktails on the beachfront, we then had dinner at a little warung closer to town whilst the sun set. We headed to the infamous Potatohead which is a cool bar/club in Seminyak and then headed back home. The holiday has involved a lot of chilling but I feel like I have been to a lot of places and given my self a good overview of Bali.
The beaches in Seminyak are "nice" but I wouldnt say they they are spectacular. They are pretty dirty on the shoreline and further back and the sand is quite black, additionally there are only certain areas which you can go without
been battled by the sea. There are lots of places to hire beds and cover over the beach and it is sooooo long. really extending from South Kuta for about 14km. I had several days where i just wondered along the beach. One day I walked from Seminyak down to Kuta alomg the beach, stopping at double six beach for a cold beverage. I think that the beaches towards the south of Seminyak, Tuban and North Kuta are nicer.
When I got down to Kuta I wondered through the beachfront shopping centre and the market and then walked straight back up the road. The round trip took a while but it gave me a good insight into the Kuta and Seminyak area. Kuta has a bit more "grime" and is more backpackery having a certain character as oppose to Seminyak. They are both fairly close and have bit, beautiful resorts and hotels so I could deffinitely stay here again.
One day we took a day trip to Uluwatu Temple and stopped off in Nyang Nyang beach and Jimbarayan. Uluwatu temple isn't much of a temple but is in a beautiful area on the cliffs
on the South East tip of The Island. Nyang Nyang is around 5 minutes up the road andd is desert island beach down a steep hill w you can laze under the palm coverings and sit on rocks whilst the ocean laps onto you. Jimbarayan is the best fresh seafood. You can pick from multiple restaurants along the seafront and pick your dinner weight by weight where they will grill it for you serving it with rice and veg. We had crab, mussels, prawns. All being absolutely delicous. We ended up doing the whole day via taxi and cost us about 400 k rupiah.
The nightlife around Seminyak was good and had a great vibe. Drinks aren't cheap but as long as you pick the right bars its easy to meet people. There is also a lot of live music and a myriad of different things for different poeple.
Our tip in Seminyak was split in 2 by a trip out to Nusa Ceningnan(see next blog). Second time we stayed closer to the Main Street where there is La Favela and the champagne bar. I would definitely recommend trying to stay more central just
for ease of access to things as I found when we were closer to Kerokeban it was a b more difficult.
Yoga- how could I forget, we also went to a few yoga classes, firstly in Desa Sui resort duing sunset which was great as it was all open air and then we stopped in a cool restaurant called La Lag
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