Christmas Adventures In Bali

After a physically taxing 2016 I was really looking forward to ending off the year with a new adventure which came in the form of a trip to Indonesia. The holiday to the island of Bali posed to be the perfect escape from London; it was a trip that I anticipated would be full of much needed sunshine to help recharge my yogi batteries for the exciting new year ahead – and I was not disappointed!

Bali was my first visit to Asia and I loved every aspect offered by the tropical island life. The holiday was right up my ally with amazing beaches, yoga, food and temples.

Here are a few pictures of places we visited, food we ate, and some yoga life during my trip:

Balangan

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We stayed at the most incredible resort “La Joya” on the Balangan cliffs.

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We arrived late at night and woke up to this spectacular view (please ignore our pasty white faces!!)

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Beach life in Balangan. Watermelon juice was definitely my favourite.

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Purple skies in Balangan.

Kuta

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Walked past this beautiful Temple in the middle of Poppies One.

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Kuta Beach

Ubud

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On the outskirts of Ubud, there are the most incredible coffee farms. We tried the famous Luwak Coffee which was delicious.

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I had no idea that cacao came from this fruit!!

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The most beautiful yoga studio I have ever seen!! If you are ever in Ubud, take a class at the Yoga Barn.

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Delicious vegetarian food at Warungsopa in Ubud

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We ended off the day at the beautiful Tegenungan Waterfall.

Jimbaran

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Exploring the local fish market.

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Fresh fish for lunch. The restaurants are literally on the beach.

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Candisasa

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On our way to the Virgin Beach we stopped in Candisasa and found this beautiful spot.

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Virgin Beach

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I highly recommend missioning out to the Virgin Beach for the day.

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Happy Feet.

Mount Batur

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We hiked Mount Batur (an active volcano) at 4am to catch the sunrise. And what a spectacular view it was.

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Managed to find a rainbow too.

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We hiked that bad boy in the background. Jumping for joy as we reached the bottom.

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My favourite picture of the holiday.

Best things about Bali

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Fresh young coconut water.

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Corn on the cob.

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Fresh spring rolls.

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Travelling with Dan my Man.

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And lastly the incredible company, there is never a dull moment around the McCarthy’s. Our christmas photo says it all!

Bali was just my first small taste of Asian, and I can’t wait to explore more.

 

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