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The next morning before the start of the day, breakfast prepared by the Villa staff. They bring our food chosen from the menu they provided during check in and we have breakfast at our own kitchen
My breakfast, I chose egg benedict, the hollandaise sauce was total failure, its melted butter and I felt dizzy eating my breakfast the amount of oil make me sick. The muesli was perfect and I enjoy eating that at least.
Here’s my bag, came with one and go back with heavily stuffed luggage and several for handcarry haha.
We went to The Coffee House in Seminyak for good cup of coffee (Tripadvisor recommendation). To tell you the truth, its not up to our expectation the coffee drinks just so so, the cake is just normal nothing to rave about here really.
We celebrated Anna’s birthday here a belated one with candle on creme brulee.
After the coffee session, we just walk off along the road in Seminyak, lots of great shops there and I bought this amazing household item for my new home before going for lunch. We were still full, but we figure we must eat something before heading to the next destination – Tanah lot.
Too much rice, so I ordered mee sup this time, its delicious! After lunch we ask the waiter to call our driver’s mobile to pick us up at the restaurant. When Pak Ade saw us emerge from the restaurant parking, boy he was smilling. I guess he might have thought there girls never stop eating! We just had our breakfast at 11AM before heading to the Coffee House at 12.30PM and then at Warung Made at slightly before 2PM.
So happen, Jynn decided to play golf with the umbrella with Jo-Insta tagging along to capture the moment.
I just want to post this photo here, reminder of how both of this 2 pretty ladies walk.
Before leaving to the airport, here we are at Kuta beach having dinner Burger King with Beer and Wine.
Here’s another group photo! Such a wonderful trip with the girls and we learn so much of each other through this trip too hehe
Bye Bali and next time.. I’ll head to Ayana Resort to stay ( I wish).
After Shopping @ Sukawati, we head to Seminyak the next tourist destination where we are going to spend the night.
First of all, welcome drinks.. diabetic drink btw, its so damn sweet.
Outdoor open kitchen with enough sunshine, I like the idea – relax atmosphere
Bathtub that we did not use at all except I force Jo to take a photo there wahahahaha
Comfortable bed, you can get into the pool from the bedroom. Nice and modern design except for the bathroom which I think the designer’s design it to look good but dysfunctional in a way.
The stay at the Villa comes with Free WIFI and they gave us a mobile with ‘I forgot How Much Credit’ for us to call our driver! Goos service btw!
After check in, we head to Ayana Resort Bali as we want to ‘Kaya’ at Rock Bar to watch Sunset, have a drink and look for Rich Bachelor. However when we reach the bar, the queue was long, the staff told us we have to wait at least an hour for our turn so we decided to skip it (we’ll come back next time) and we head on to explore the resort, watch sunset from its beautiful pad of green grass and took lots of good ‘Bollywood’ photos with us rolling and lying on the beautiful grass.
We spend an hour here just taking photos. .. and doing crazy and kinky post.
This photo is -Jovain.
This place is so romantic!! I’d like to make babies here wahahahhahaha
After that we head to Jimbaran for Seafood. .. the usual tourist spot for sunset and chokingly expensive seafood meal, the dinner cost us Rp 1 Million After dinner, we told Pak Ade to bring us for dessert and he didn’t know where to bring us. So we brainstorm a bit and told him we saw a Cold Stone Icecream at the Seminyak McDonald and brief description and there we are!
Finish the night with dessert before heading back to the Villa for a swim, which Jynn save me from cold water drowning hahaha Thanks Jynnnoporn! A new name for you again sorry babe.
Its a Sunday and we just arrive Saturday midnight, I woke up early to have a cup of coffee before everyone wakes up. At about 8AM Jynn went to open the wooden maindoor (Sorry Jynn if he saw your nen nen) and the roomboy was already waiting for us. He came in to clean the tables and prepare our breakfast while we shower and get ready for the day.
We asked the driver to pick us up @ 9.30AM , and the room boy led him to the villa coz we’re obviously not ready. We were having toast bread, assorted tropical fruits and hot drinks.
Jo talking on the phone, stressed look. In a way I am happy I did not activate my cell roaming and I just utilise the internet to make free calls to Hubby. No disturbance from Office is what I need really.
After stomach full we walk about 200 meters from the villa to where the car is parked.
We asked our driver Pak Ade to bring us straight to Tegalalang, enjoying the breathtaking scenery of the rice terrace at the hillside warung with diabetic cappucino, its overly sweetened.
We are all wearing the same short pants bought at One Utama Padini coz AhJoJo says we must wear something colourful so its pink, yellow and white. Anna now stay in Penang, so we bought one for her and she only got to know about the shorts in Bali. The tag price removed but the plastic string still on wahahahha
We went to the coffee plantation and tried the Kopi Luwak and Kopi Jantan.
Then we head on to Kintamani for the volcano and Lake Batur scenery- it was hot and sunny, my ICI paint instantly melted.
We were hungry and quickly go back to the parking but Pak Ade dont know no where to be found, so we just stand there and take photo, the 2 behind so fake lor..
Our lunch in less than 2 hours after Breakfast and Tea Breaks. I missed this so much, its Babi Guling at Ibu Oka. I wish I know how to make this at home.
After that we head back to the Villa to swim before going out for dinner. You see The Insta -Queen want to photobomb me.
Where else to go for Dinner? Definitely Dirty Duck at Bebek Bengil!!!
Anyone can share me the recipe on how to make this pickled chilli, pls pls pls pls pls pls!! I like it so much!
I ordered Nasi Campur for myself instead of Dirty Duck.
As usual when the food arrive, not take turns to eat but to snap photos! Jo look so excited and happy by just looking at the food
The BBQ Pork Ribs is a must. I had the same the last time I am in Bali hehehehehehe highly recommended but with four of us, we cant finish it still. I wonder how Hubby and I manage to few years back.
Look.. so juicy. The meat falls off the bone so easily.
We hang out at the restaurant until the restaurant want to close dy – but we continue having drinks back at the villa and watching Olympic before call it a day.
Want to know where we stay in Ubud Bali? We made the bookings through privateubudvillas .
We paid Rp1,350,0000 per night for 3 bedroom Heliconia Villa which can accommodate up to 6 pax, with 2 meters deep pool an open kitchen and living room. Comes with mosquitos, grasshopper, frog, ants, cable TV, Free WIFI, free flow drinking water from the water dispenser and daily tropical breakfast of assorted fruit and toast.
They provide cute room boy, clean linen and towels except toiletries, pls bring your own. For the Adventure, you get Dogs howling at 2.30AM follow by strange undescribeable sound (according to AhJoJo).
Alright.. that freak me out the next day when she ask me if I hear anything coz I slept alone in the room like a baby the night before, not on the 2nd night though I was anticipating for strange sound .. lucky I didnt hear anything but that’s enough to make me awake until 2.30AM for another round of Dogs howling. I only manage to catch some sleep after that, fml.
Anyway I didnt experience any goosebumps nor do I feel like the place is haunted, nor did my hair stands up like I am frightened. The Villa was beautiful, comfortable and spacious ~ we feel right at home. Its clean too!! Very important
This is the view of the villa during the day.
The view from my room overlooking the pool.
The rest of the room/ toilet photos you can search from the web, its all there.Tweet
Its the 2nd time I travel to Bali. The 1st was in Jan 2008, and
the last trip was in May 2009. The difference with this 2 Trip is
Jan 2008: Air Asia Ticket + Land Tour from Malaysia Travel Agent
May 2009: Air Asia Ticket + Free & Easy
I’ll just share the May 2009 Budget, as they are consider still fresh
in my mind.
Travel Period : 4 Days 3 Night / 23 – 26 May 2009
Travel Season : Shoulder PEAK
Budget for : 2 person travelling
How to Get There
Air Ticket -Air Asia ………………………………………RM
Go Insure…………………………………………….. …….36
Checked Baggage 2 Way …………………………………20
Total Air Fare for 2 Pax…………………………………232
2 Night Stay in Hard Rock Hotel Kuta ________.367
(we paid 1 Night only, another Night is Free) …………………………
1 Night in Tegal Sari Ubud (highly recommended)__.330,000
Transportation & Misc
Airport Transfer to Hotel _______________…_70,000
Tegal Sari Ubud to Airport ________________150,000
Charter Avanza with Driver for 2 Days ______..660,000
Tips for Driver _________________________.40,000
Parking & Entrance Fee Approx. ___________150,000
Food & Beverage Approx. ______1,000,000
(we spend alot in Drinking Beers wherever we went,Day and Night,
Dinner in Jimbaran Seafood, had Ibu Oka’s Babi Guling, Dirty Duck
and Pork Ribs in Ubud’s Famous Bebek Bengil Restaurant)
Spa & Massage
Spa Petitenget from Tegal Sari ___________…..350,000
Airport Tax Bali _______________…….300,000
Total Spend for 2 person:
RM599 + Rp3,050,000 (RM1067.5) = RM1666.50
* As you can see I never write down the souvenir expenses as its subject to individual.Tweet
I might say, this time around my visit to Bali was better, much better, but I hope to go there again, just stay and eat and sleep in Ubud area.. I love that place. I mean just Ubud.
This is the 2nd time i go to Bali. My first visit was in Jan 2008 with mum. Paid for a tour here and the tour sucks. The driver and the tour guide damn lazy, lots of places did not bring us, and ripped us off the food.. no Babi Guling, fight with them to bring us eat Dirty Duck in Ubud.. wasted RM200 + for phone bills coz made complaint back to Malaysia. Suckss Hell..
During that time, i really doesn’t like Bali. Feel cheated. And Double Standard. They treated the Ang Mo better and once they heard we’re from Malaysia, they turn on Deaf ears on us, when we enquire.. so much of a complaint I know but thats what we experience with mum.
Feel bad for her as she doesn’t enjoy it, her first / 2nd overseas trip. I should bring her to someplace else next time. Someplace more friendlier for her.. chinese countries will be better.. like Taiwan or Macau or Hong Kong.
Ok Back to my recent trip. Well this time around, its a much relax trip.
And this time went with Hubby. Our flight is cheap too RM232 return for 2. Damn Cheap. I made bookings without asking Hubby and let him know the
dates only after I made the payment. Geng leh..
Okok back to Bali again.. Once we reach the Denpasar Airport, we book a taxi for Rp70000 so expensive. Almost RM24.50 for a short journey? Ok lar what to expect right? International tourist attraction right? Thanks to all the Kwai Lo Mat Salleh generosity lor…Their money is Big ma..
Stayed 2 nights in Hard Rock.. Paid for 1 night RM367 and the other night courtesy from somebody ^^ The room is so so only, nothing to shout about except for the Rock and Rolls decor which makes it special. The bed sheet, hmm.. its not wet, and its not dry either. When sleeping on it I feel ‘Sap Hei’. When told Hubby about it, he didn’t notice?!
Thought staying in Kuta will be fun, but not really, its so crowded there, too many shops, too commerciallize, beach too crowded.. Too many ppl pestering at the beach, temporary tatoo services everywhere on the beach.. not peacefull at all.
so old, so chekai.. We only ordered 1 plate as we just want to try. Scare not nice. But turn out…. So Yummy, spicy, she put lots of fried onion, spices, dried chilli padi, the Babi Guling. Wow.. drooping again.. Miss the taste. Hubby finish most of it, but its okay he is very hungry.
3rd day we check out from Hard Rock and move to Ubud. Booked our stay at Tegal Sari, which is located beside rice field. Once we reach the hotel, we were in awwww… awesome!!! Nice view!!! Nice Room! Great Service! We can have breakfast in bed!! Well not exactly in bed but they will bring the breakfast to our room and we can enjoy the breakfast with breathtaking view of the Padi Field. I particularly like this day. The route is Kintamani. After check in, we went for our lunch at Ibu Oka Babi Guling. The Famous restaurant. And its pack!
We have to share tables.. they can sell as many as 8 adult pig a day and their business usually end about 3pm? Imagine how much money they make each day. Must be super rich fellas.. this Ibu Oka really geng!!!
After we had our Lunch, unfortunately its raining heavily. We have to wait in the restaurant for more than 30 mins before the rains subsides abit, then our Driver Kedak went to get the car. Ops forgot to mentioned we bought him lunch! while still raining, we continue our tour, we went to see the rice field at Tegalalang (i think that place is called Cendaling).
Another spectacular view, i am already leaping at the beautiful sight, can’t wait to cross the road to get to the side of the road we had a bottle of Bintang Beer there, and enjoy the beer. Swoon…:)
After Tegalang, we went to Kintamani, the still active volcano and the view of Lake Batur.. then move on to Taman Ayun Temple, Goa Gajah, and actually after we reach Kintamani, we have not intention really to see other temples. Boring dy. We just wanna go back to have DInner and have the rest of the time, walking in Ubud center/ Market. We went for the famous Bebek Bengil Restaurant has the best food there including 10 sticks of Pork Ribs for merely Rp55000 rupiah, Dirty Duck half for Rp63000, then Nasi Campur Bali forgot how much and couple of Ice Lemon Tea.
After enjoying a wholesome dinner, the sky got so dark already. Its only pm and well it looks like 9pm. We had a walk, for 30 minutes, most of the shop in Ubud already close.. aiyooo… can’t get the best souvenir from Ubud lor.. wat a waste, just a small number of shops is open, had an eye on 2 bags and selling for the price of Rp180-200000. A bit pricy i guess.. its okay.. No need buy, save more cash.
After walking for a while, our mood for shopping is gone liao, coz its too dark, so we went back to hotel with our purchase from the K shop (grocery store) and bought 2 big bottles of Bintang again with a bag of Lays chips and peanut. We chat a whole lot at night in the hotel, seating outside, with Hubby enjoying his pack of ciggy after getting approval of course. Can’t reject him, let him enjoy lor.. but with some warning at the beginning.. just several sticks not whole pack Please!!! We slept at 12pm and wake up 6am the next day!!
Must be wondering, what the hell we re doing! Its suppose to be a holiday! Why Wake up so early? Hah!! we wanna enjoy the morning view of the padi field, enjoy the breakfast before going for the spa! Yes.. Spa! Spa Petitenget from Tegal Sari as well. Gee… we have to pamper ourself, relax and enjoy the rest of the time we have in Ubud. What else we do? Spa of Course!!! Can’t miss out of Spa right! For Rp175000 per pax.. with flower bath! We were
REJUNEVATED!! kakakkakka 12pm and its time to head to the airport!!!
Well, till next time Bali, we will come back for more!!!