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.
I have posted a text on my Facebook page while I was in Bali, but I wanted to post it on the blog as well.
It should allow you to understand a few things about the year that has just past. It’s really important to me to share this with you.
It is finaly time that I take some time to explain a few things to you.
I dont really know where to start or really how to explain it buy I deeply feel that I owe you some explanations.
I haven’t been much present on the blog for the past year or so. I went from posting 5 times a week to a quiet one time a week.
I dont think it’s either fair to you, my readers, or to the number of collaborations in which I promised I would post about and never did.
Now, why did things turn this way? Well, I got lost. Lost in the way my life turned around, lost in a world of parties, and nightlife.
Last December (2013) I lost the job I had for 2 and half years. I was already working as a bartender but it became my full time job (by only working the weekends thought..)
As I’ve always been a party girl, it quickly took the best out of me and my life became a big party. It was fun, of course, but quickly pushed me away from what was really important to me: my family, my closest friends, my goals, my blog,…
I did not recognize myself anymore but it was hard to admit.
At some point though, I did realise this was definitly not how I wanted to spend my life and that I was losing some precious time.
A few months ago I made some changes and things got a little better but I was still working at night pretty often and my goals were still going nowhere.
I took the decision to completely stop my job as a bartender a few weeks ago. It wasn’t easy because a part of me still loves it, and I consider my colleagues almost as a family, which makes it hard to leave. Even though I know it’s for the better!
To start fresh, and the new year on good bases I decided that I needed some time apart from my everyday life. And I chose Bali.
I’ve been here five years ago and I had never seen such a peaceful, welcoming and loving place.
After two weeks of being here I can tell I’ve made the right choice. I haven’t felt This good in a very long time. I have still 10 more days so my blog will still be on hold until then (I decided to leave without my laptop to be really disconnected)
Once I’m back the blog should start again and with more updates. I’m also very excited to share my best tips from Bali with you, this island is just so magical!
Until then I will keep on posting photos here and also on my instagram @lucievd
I’ll share a few of my photos from Bali now, but in the following days I’ll share with you my best tips and a good recap of my month spent there.
This is my last post for 2014! It’s also my last post with Shapes, and probably my favourite.
It’s definitely not the craziest outfit ever, but I really like the photos. And the heart shaped ballon!
I wish you a great end of 2014, and a beautiful start of 2015!
Wearing: SANDRO shirt – BROADWAY&BROOME pants – MONKI hat – SHAPES shoes
I really hope you like this week long (spreaded in two weeks though…) collaboration with Shapes!
Sorry for interrupting the posting of the photos last week, but after my Christmas night at work, I was sleeping and completely out for the following two days.
Here we keep on going with my collaboration with Shapes and those cutie rainy boots. It changes a lot from the typical rain boots we can usually find!
Wearing: PRIMARK jumper – NEW LOOK dress – ASOS hair bow – SHAPES shoes
Here is my third outfit in collaboration with Shapes. It’s a little more festive, perfect for Christmas!
I’m not usually crazy about kitten heels, but I’ve seen it worn a few times and when well worn, it looks pretty good. So I made a try and I really like the result. What do you think?
Wearing: Unknown brand tutu – ABERCROMBIE&FITCH sweater - SHAPES shoes
**MERRY CHRISTMAS GUYS**