Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bali Dreams

H&M top, Zara shorts, Michael Kors bag, Steve Madden sandals

Bali, Indonesia has long been a dream destination of mine. I feel incredibly lucky to have been able to tag it to our trip to Hong Kong earlier this year. In one word, Bali was simply Amazing. More than just beautiful beaches, it's a place with rich culture, friendly locals, and delicious cuisine. We spent a week on this paradise island and loved every minute of it.

Other than spending quality time at the pool soaking up the Bali sun, we spent most of our days exploring nearby regions - Kuta, Legian, and Seminyak. The narrow streets were bustling with motorcycles and people shopping at charming boutiques. From trendy clothing to furniture stores, you can find nearly everything in these small shops. My favourites were the boutiques with traditional batik. I was mesmerized by all the patterns and colors and wished I had the luggage space to buy a few pieces. As a compromise, I purchased a batik bracelet instead!

I think many of you would agree that trying local food is probably the best part of travelling. The food at the Padma resort where we stayed was amazing, but so was food at smaller restaurants around town! I'm Chinese and love my fried rice, so of course I had to try their Nasi Goreng. After all, it is Indonesia's national dish! The shrimp chips and sweet chili sauce perfectly complimented the meal.  It was SO delicious that my lack of sharing with the boy was justified :)

Our day trip inland to Ubud was the most memorable. Located in the central region of the island, Ubud is known as Bali's arts and culture centre. Driving through the town, we saw countless shops selling oil paintings, sculptures, wicker furniture, decorative mirrors, you name it! We stopped often to gaze at the stunning panoramic view of the rice terrace.  I could have stayed there forever.  Nearby at the Monkey forest sanctuary, I was tempted to kidnap one of the oh-so-tiny and cute baby monkeys... although I know his mother would have shredded me to pieces! We had a positive experience at the park but were warned they can be vicious. Not sure about vicious, but one fella was sure spoiled. He wasn't impressed with the size of the banana I gave him so he grabbed my hat in protest!


J'Anns Boutique said...

Love these pics, makes me want to visit Bali ;-)

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Beautygirl24 said...

I was so happy to see a new post from you! Bali truly looks amazing.

Kristy said...

So glad to hear that you enjoyed Bali. I was waiting for this post for the longest time. Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos :)


ps. nasi goreng ROCKS!! :D

Jacquelyn said...

Beautiful pics! Looks like an amazing trip. Makes me wanna go somewhere hot!


Tessa Tham said...

Glad you're back girl!! I was supposed to put Bali on my trip itinerary.. but I can't take any more time off :( Will have to go back there one day. Can't wait to share my travel photos with you guys as well :) And as always, looking chic while jet settin' ;) Hope you're doing well!! And blogging more soon :P

Rosa said...

so relaxing!!! amazing!


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Maggie ☮ said...

Oh my gosh that monkey is so0 cute! :)

LyddieGal said...

It looks like you had such an amazing trip. Everything looks breathtakingly beautiful.
And I love your resort wear - I hope you got your hat back!

lisa said...

I've missed you, Carolina!

Natassia Lea said...

so pretty!!

faye lu said...

thank you for sharing such beautiful pictures. looks like you had a wonderful time in paradise.
*dreaming of my next holiday*

Andrés Corella said...

Wow..breathtaking pictures...the monkey is just the cutest ever!! And the whole place looks awesome!

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anorexicescapades.com said...

Breathe taking...I adore the monkey!

Apriljoy said...

Those pictures are wonderful! I just started reading your blog! You're sense of style is so cute!


Seventh Of July said...

These photos are absolutely stunning! What an adorable monkey!!! You look beautiful.


Leonie said...

Nice pictures! Looks like a great trip :-)

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doyouspeakgossip said...

I'm happy to see you're back again! :)
Your pictures are amazing! I'm sure you had a fantastic time!!

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Smi said...

One of your bestest collections.

Jessamyn Read said...

gorgeous photos!


Pieces of my Wardrobe said...

aww i'm a little jealous of you right now! all the pictures are just so damn gorgeous!! and i also love all of your outfits! :)

The Key To Chic said...

It sounds so romantic, and looks so beautiful. I hope I can go there someday!

sajuki said...

amazing photos :)

Style, She Wrote said...

Looks like an amazing trip!! I hope to go there someday. xo style, she wrote

Angelina said...

Amazing pictures and nice outfits! :)


Leslie Christen | LifeStyling said...

Your blog is amazing, I can't wait to come back and check out more of your posts

xo Leslie


itsstrangelyme said...

Such GORGEOUS photos! Sounds like you had an amazing trip.



sepatuholic said...

I am glad you enjoyed my home-land...
Terima kasih!

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