Today I’ll tell you about the next part of my Bali trip: Amed and Munduk. It was definitely not the most exciting part but probably to most peaceful.
First Amed, which is located on the east coast of Bali. It’s a very small village mostly famous for its diving. If I have to give you one really good tip: if you don’t dive, DON’T GO! The village is really small and has one street. It’s mostly made out of guest houses/hotels or diving schools.
The beach would look good on a postcard eventually, but you can’t really enjoy it. The sand is made of small black rocks, and there are boat everywhere. Plus the weather was weird. Amed is located just down some mountains so the weather is super humid, and it rains pretty often. Yes it was rain season but it was worst than everywhere else.
I left earlier than expected to go to Munduk, and village in the mountains a friend had advise me to visit when I said I didn’t like Amed. Munduk is in the mountains on the north west part of the island. It’s a really small and quiet village. The view is beautiful and there were more things to do around there (like trekkings, waterfalls,…) Sadly, I fell sick and stayed in bed for my two days spent there.
The day I arrived I did get to see one waterfall, but none after. The weather there is also rainy, but mostly because it was the raining season. And thankfully it wasn’t humid!
The view from my guest house: One Homestay
To conclude, Amed and Munduk were probably not my favorite parts of Bali but they were both quiet and non too touristy, which was really enjoyable. The people in those two towns were super nice.
I’d heard a lot of great things about Ubud, but all I could remember was that the first time I went time, I wasn’t so impressed or seduced by the city.
It feels crowded, and really focused on tourism, which I don’t find super attractive. I maybe should have adventure a little more on the border of the city and not stay stuck in the center but I never really felt like it.
I had found a guest house in the city center which sounded perfect because I like to walk around. It was located in a little pad, it was really super cute. But there’s a bunch of other guest house just like it around Ubud.
It was nothing fancy but all I needed. And costed around 10-12€ per night
I was on the first floor so this is what I could see from my room/balcony.
I also tried a Yoga class (it definitely feels like Ubud is a very spiritual city), but I sadly did not have the motivation for going a second time (even though I felt so good after my class)
After that I went back to Wayan’s Café, a place I had been 5 years ago with my family and never forgot. I remembered the food to be delicious, the place looking like a wild paradise, and those strawberry juices…
Me and my plate, 5 years ago.
As you can see, their plate haven’t changed a bit!
During the rest of my stay in Ubud I did an obligatory walk through the Ubud market. Don’t ever espect to find something that is actually worth it. Besides maybe in the food part where they have tons of spices. But it’s a place made for tourist. It’s basically bulshit sold at gold price
I also ended up finding a french bookshop/library where everyone is french. It’s funny and there I was able to find an extra book to read during my stay. The owner is just super nice and will give you all the advices he can about Ubud or Bali in general.
During my 3 days stay in Ubud I also did a one day trekking but I’ll talk to you about that later because I want to make an entire article about it.
One of the biggest attraction in Ubud is the monkey forest. I could of gone there but I hear some not great stories about it, and ending up in a place full of tourist is nothing that I find super exciting so I just skipped it!
Next step of my trip is Amed and Munduk!
As I promised I’m going to talk you through my month in Bali.
I had really nothing planned ahead, I just knew I wanted to travel around, discover places, people, see the landscapes and the differents things the island had to offer.
I started with Seminyak since it was the only city I really knew, and not too far from the airport. I wanted to settle down for my first few days in a place I knew I could find my way around etc. I had booked my first 3 nights, knowing I wanted to go elsewhere after, but I ended up staying one more night, since I had met some fun people to hang out with.
Just arrived in my little hotel located 10-15min walking distance from the center of Seminyak. It’s called Casa Dasa Legian. It wasn’t the greatest hotel, but had really good prices, and the room were kind of comfy (AC and TV).
My first dinner in Bali. I just went straight to the city center, and found a cute little restaurant where they served noodle soup, which is probably my favorite dish on the entire planet. It probably wasn’t the cheapest place to eat at, but compare to the prices in europe, it’s still a pretty good deal. (Less than 10€ for the dish and a strawberry fresh juice)
Did I mention my hotel had a pool? Probably not the ideal pool to layout at (this was one morning right after breakfast), but it’s was nice to have. Especially after a really hot day (the temperature was constantly around 30° in Seminyak, and humid)
While in Seminyak I went twice to the beach (even though the weather doesn’t look ideal, it’s very often cloudy in Bali).
First time I went to La Plancha, where I had lunch (I wouldn’t especially recommend it. You can find cheaper food, and probably better too. I’d advise it more for drinks or so), then I stayed there for the afternoon and the end of the day (when they layout those similar looking colorful fatboys)
My second time I went to the beach 66, but it didn’t have food or drinks. And no bathroom which is kind of annoying. Knowing that the mattress you rent for the day is the same price as La Plancha, I’d advise you to go to La Plancha instead.
This was my first saturday night, which is the only night I partied in Bali. These are the two guys I met the second day I was there. These two live in Bali, but are originally from France and Belgium. I could not have been more thankful to have met them since they became a huge help for the rest of my trip, and also my friends. How funny that you have to travel to the other side of this planet to meet people you can relate so much to!?
We went to a bunch of places (including the most perfect spot to have a beer watching the sunset on the beach), and ended up at La Favela which is a club in the center of Seminyak. It’s pretty crowded, it’s fun and has some good commercial music. The decor is amazing though, and the place is pretty big.
End of the night selfie on my little balcony at my hotel. I left the day after for Ubud, which is a more cultural city. But I’ll tell you more about it in my next post.
Like I told you the other day, I wanted to share with you some pics and some tips from Amsterdam.
Let’s start with our Bead&Breakfast. It was a really cute bedroom, in a typical Amsterdam house located in the middle of the « Nine Streets », how perfect? It’s called Rose B&B
Some snapshots of our walk around the city
For a little break/lunch or a yummy stop, you should pass by La Place. It’s located at the end of the Kalverstraat (shopping street). In there you can find every kind of food you want, to eat there or to go. They also have a bunch of fresh juices and smoothies. It’s really delicious. I usually want to eat everything!
Apéro by night in the Nine Streets
Brunch in « De Pijp ». This was supposed to be a sandwich. Alright!
Here is a quick outfit post of an outfit I wore in Amsterdam last weekend. I’ve spent two days there with my friend Molly from NY. She wanted to visit another city than Brussels and so we opted for Amsterdam, since it’s a city I truly love. It’s beautiful, trendy, people are so nice, I just love it.
I will do another post on a few of my hotspots there, but for now my outfit of our second day.
I wanted to wear something easy going, relax because I knew we were going to walk a lot, but also trendy.
I went for my new blue coat you’ve already seen (here), a pink jumper, jeans and sneakers. And a newcomer, my brand new hat I had found the day before at Monki. Since then I’ve been wearing it almost everyday!
Wearing: MONKI hat – NEW LOOK coat – PRIMARK jumper – PRIMARK jeans – NIKE sneakers – &OTHER STORIES purse
The stairs are actually the one of the B&B we were staying at. I’ll tell you more about it in my next post about Amsterdam!
My third day in London was mostly about the Primark FW2014 Pressdays, then a shopping session at Primark.
Besides that, I walked around a little around where I slept, which was just next to the Primark event (close to Baker street). I took my breakfast in Soho though.
Morning face, and morning view on Regent’s Park
One of the coolest outfit I spotted in the streets, here in Soho
Spotted in the street: Public bathroom that looked pretty cool
I had to
The super cute street where the Primark event took place
Green juicing at the Primark press days
Last minute shopping at Topshop to get this white sequined cropped top
Last stop before jumping in the train: a good old Burger King including onion rings, of course!
Many thanks again to Neckermann for the trip!
Hey guys! So I got back from my Ibiza vacation where I got some good rest. I ended up not opening my laptop for a week, which is very surprising for me!
But I really enjoyed the sun and the beautiful landscape (and let’s be honest, shopping as well) that the island has to offer.
This explains why I haven’t posted in a while again. But here is finally the second part of my trip in London.
I started the day shopping in my friend’s Alice neighborhood. Nothing crazy but it was nice walking around a different scene than Oxford Circus, or other touristic places. It also allowed me to go to another Primark, much smaller but which had a lot of things they didn’t have in my size at the one in Tottenham court road.
Streetstyle of my friend Alice in the streets of Soho. The style of a working London girl
I then had lunch at Chipotle in Soho. I’m so in love with Mexican food, and Chipotle is one of my favourite chain when I’m in the states, I just couldn’t resist when walking by it in the streets of London
Little selfie in the bathrooms of Chipotle
On our way to Marylebone High Street, we came accros this super cute Frozen Yogurt shop. Gotta love the decoration of it!
My friend Alice made me discover this awesome shop located on Marylebone High Street, 87. It has the coolest luxury brands, and also has an eshop. Definitely a place to check out! www.matchesfashion.com
If you want to see something a little different than the typical shopping place, you should definitly have a look at Marylebone High Street (and the Marylebone Village). It’s full of little shops, just like Sandro, Maje, etc…
We then went to Selfridges, a store that never sounded super exciting to me, I don’t know why… But since this time my friend dragged me there telling me I’d love it, I followed. And she was right! This place is completely insane. We stayed for about 20min (which seemed like 5min tops), but I could have stayed hours! So much to see! This is in the beauty department, I found tattoo lipstick. Completely insane, and I LOVE it!
We finished our night eating a DELICIOUS schnitzel at Fischer’s (also located in Marylebone High Street). I hadn’t eaten one in such a long time, and let me tell you, this one was worth the wait.
The third part of my trip will ideally be posted by the end of the week.
Big thanks again to Neckermann for the trip and to Fujifilm for the XP70 camera!
Here we go finally with the first day of my trip in London.
I want invited to make a citytrip thanks to Neckermann, and I chose London. To me it was so obvious, London is just a city that represents me so well. I love the vibe, the people, their style, how cool they are, how fashion forward the city feels. Clearly the best option. And I was right, I discovered, or rediscovered some great places, that I just can’t wait to share with you.
To help me make this trip event better, I also had a Fujifilm XP70 camera, easy to carry around for a great result, and Bose headphones, which definitely helped make my walks around the city a lot easier. And let me tell you, I HAVE WALKED!
In the Eurostar with the awesome Bose headphones
Just arrived in London St Pancras. Wearing: Thakoon for Target tee – H&M skirt – Zara perfecto – Sam Edelman bag – Vagabond shoes – Samsonite suitcase
After dropping my luggage at my friend’s work, I went to Liberty…for the first time. Yes I know, once I’ve entered the shop, I did realise it was crazy I had never stepped a foot inside this amazing place before. Anyway, I’ve snapped some of my favourite items, here they are
I want this!
Manolo Blahnik craziness
Cute little bunnies spotted in the Home department
After an afternoon of shopping (mostly spent at Primark) I went for dinner with my friend Alice at the lovely Sketch restaurant
The awesome bathrooms from the Sketch restaurant
And they have the best marshmallows on earth!
This is it for day 1, more tomorrow!
Before sharing my complete trip in London with you, I’ll share a few shots from the Primark Press Days that took place there. It was actually a surprise, since I didn’t even know the Press Days would take place at the same time as I was there. A good surprise, let’s be honest.
I don’t know if you remember but I already had been to the Primark Press days last december, but on purpose last time.
Anyway, it was a real pleasure to be able to come again this time, so now, here are my favourite items for next season.
Now, just FYI, they had a lot more cool stuff, other than little jackets and coats. But they didn’t look as good in pictures as they did in real life. So I prefered not sharing it, and just keep the ones I thought looked the best. It just happens to be only jackets
I’m leaving today for London, so I thought I’d make a little recap of the essentials I’m taking with me for a 3 days citytrip.
1. Sam Edelman Bag: A good purse that I can carry around easily, and that can fit everything I need during the day.
2. Iphone: do I need to say why!?
3. Ipod: Can’t live without it, especially if I spend my day walking around the city
4. New Look Sunglasses: Always in need of sunglasses
5. Ipad mini: Perfect for travels, especially when I don’t want to bring my laptop. A must for watching movies/series in the eurostar
6. Fujifilm XP camera: Love it for it size, and I definitely must have a camera to carry around with me for this citytrip
7. Bose headphones: A small for the day, easy to have with me at all times. The bigger one will be super perfect for the eurostar
8. Women’s Secret Pijamas: It’s just super cute, especially when it’s in this little bag
9. Cute shoes BUT confortable enough to walk around all day
And all of this will be travelled in my super Samsonite suitcase that I can’t get tired of.
I know what you’re thinking: what a big suitcase for only 3 days. Then think again.
London=lots of awesome shops=shopping. Get it? GET IT?
If you have any great places to recommend, I’m just gonna say: GO AHEAD!
xxBig thanks to Neckermann without whom this trip wouldn’t have been possible