Culinary – Authentic Taste of Local Spicy Fried Fish and Soup, Makbeng

are you fish lover? Looking for dishes for iftar this afternoon? If so, and if you are looking for seafood references near sanur Bali, mak beng could be the best choice ever!

Who doesn’t love roasted fish? Eating seafood, in front of or near the beach is one of must things to do when you go to Bali.

There’s a lot of recommended seafood spots in Bali that might you love. But i want to share you the one and only “Makbeng”

It’s a must try restaurant for culinary travel blogger or foodies who visit Bali, since their brand are already well known and they do serve really a good taste of fresh fish. One set menu is included rice, fish soup and fried fish, which is was very tasty.

Ah, it’s included sambal as well.

The total dish on my table consisted of one plate of rice, one plate of fried fish, small plate for sambal, a bowl of fish soup, and beverage. For the beverage, you could choose between orange juice, ice tea, and mineral water.

The total price of this menu was IDR 45.000. Well not too cheap nor expensive. Because with IDR 45.000, you can taste those dishes served well on the table.

It was a years a go. I don’t know the actual price. Could be a little bit more expensive.

Outdoor Act – A Reward of Mount Batur Trekking

Do you have a plan to trek Mount Batur? Here are my experiences climbing the beauty of Mount Batur, Kintamani, Bali.

2017 was my first time trekking. Even I was born and grew up in Bali, I have never climbed Mount Batur before. My parents always brought guests or my family from Java to go to tourist destinations in the south of Bali, such as Kuta, Jimbaran, or near to the north side of Bali, like Bedugul, Candi Kuning, etc. I’ve been always go around Bali with my parents using a car. I never go around alone either with motorbike or car. Because I was too young and small to ride a bike. But since grew up and got taller, I am riding a motorbike until now.

But then I have had move to Yogyakarta for study in Gadjah Mada University, took French Litterature as major. Once again, I have lost the chance to climb it.

A few years later I went back to Bali, and did it. Yeah, as I said, it was 2017, with my office collegues.

I was working in Bali’s digital agency in that moment as French SEO specialist, and always got wonderful weekend with my office collegues to explore Bali.

At first hiking, I was trembling. Because it was also my first time I didn’t sleep. Well I never spent my time in night club and always sleep at 9 pm. Hahah\na.. oh sorry, let’s back to mount Batur!

We left Denpasar at 1 am, and must climbed at 2.30 am.

Oh yes, Mount Batur is located in Kintamani by the way, and we must spent approximately 1 hour riding a bike from Denpasar to Kintamani.

Arrived in there, we started to explore mount Batur at 3 am. Hoping we don’t miss the sunrise view at the summit of Mount Batur. And yeah we got it! Even when we were on the way to the summit, I said to my friends that I want to sleep, and ran out the energy. Plus, I cannot see anything because it was really dark and blur with my minus eyes. I forgot my glasses and I can’t see anything in the dark. I got help from my friend named Yusnia, to take my hand while climbing, so I didn’t get lost with my blurry eyes. Hahhaa. And then the reward was really beautiful! I saw the sunrise at the top of Mount Batur which is 1717m above sea level! (Of course with my sleepy face)

Sunrise at The Summit of Batur
Sunrise at The Summit of Batur

The second trekking was in March 2018. Which I was ready ready!

I slept in the afternoon to charge the energy and then climbed Batur for the second time with my collueges (also with glasses in the eyes hahaha). I was not nervous anymore and didn’t need help just like the first time hiking. Then it was really easy to step the summit at the second climbed, cause I think I have adapted and already knew the trick to step up on the Mount Batur. We spent 2-3 hours to arrive at the top of Mount Batur.

Mount Batur Second Sunrise
Mount Batur Second Sunrise

We felt like … A bunch random persons.

“Owww we are in heaven now!!”

See that beautiful cloud around??

I felt like we were in Avatar Ang’s country. 😂

FWI, there’s a ticket entry for tourist to do Mount Batur Trekking. It costs IDR 400.000/persons in 2018 accompanied with local guide.

There are also different prices from travel agents in Bali. Could be cheaper or more expensive.

After all, I hope my blog gives you enough reference of Mount Batur Trekking.

Happy Ramadhan for all Muslim and also for my self as a Muslim Girl grew up with Balinese Culture. Heheh. 😊🙏

I will share you later about my lovely cultural life and art in Bali ❤️

See ya!

Tips – Keeping Teeth Healthy While Traveling

Just in case you are wondering your dental health when you are travelling, I have some tips to keep your teeth healthy while spending holiday in Bali

I know it’s not easy to keep our teeth healthy during holiday, especially when you spend your holiday time hunting local food in the destination. Cakes, donuts, and other sweet things appear everywhere you step your feet. Hot and iced water, tea, coffee, all seems endanger your teeth. So, what we should do to keep our teeth healthy?

1. Brush Your Teeth Regularly

Spend your time to brush your teeth, at least two times – two minutes a day. Not only in holiday season, it can keep your teeth healthy all year long! So, have a routine to brush your teeth is a good start!

2. Rinse with Water

Always after you eat, rinse your teeth with water also helps you to reduce some particle that can threat your dental health. It also can make your teeth healthier instead of drinking soda.

3. See the Dentist!

It’s important to consult your dental health and make an improvement. You never know what is happen to your teeth now, but a pro dentist can predict the symptomps. So, create a dental check up schedule is better to help you prevent all dental problems.

If you are spending holiday in Bali, you have to make a list of Bali’s dental pro. Well I give you the pro one, which is Rejuvie Dental. It’s located in Kuta, and just opened their branch office in Sanur. Rejuvie Dental also offers teeth whitening, veneer, and crown. They have many customers from around the world, particularly who have spended holiday in Bali.

Click here for more information about Rejuvie Dental Bali!

Tips – What to Consider Before You Book A Hotel

What to consider before we book a hotel for holiday? is it the price? or maybe online review of its services?

A good experience of staying in a hotel can affect your travel mood. It can drive you a happiness if you choose it right, or a bad experience if you select a hotel with a very bad service. So, here are some things to do before you decide to book a hotel, especially when you want to travel to Bali.

Cleanliness

Based on survey, the most important things which can drive happiness and relaxation for travelers is the cleanliness of the hotel room. Or if you’re not agree, you can imagine that you stay in a hotel full of mold of stain in the bed, it’s really disgusting huh? So, the first thing to consider is the cleanliness of the hotel.

Friendly Staff

Staff friendliness give an important affect to increase or decrease your holiday mood. Most of hotel staff are working with a big smile. It makes us feel welcome and become a part of that hotel’s family. If you think this as the most important point, you can choose a boutique hotel which offers personalized service. I know one of recommended boutique hotel that gives the best personalized service in Bali. It’s The Colony Hotel Bali. Read here to know more about The Colony Hotel Bali.

Strategic Location

Some of good location in Bali, like Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, and also Jimbaran offers a range of tourist destinations worthy to visit. So, when you are planning your holiday in Bali, that four location is good to become best places to stay in Bali. If you’re planning to stay between that location, you can choose Sun Island as the first choice of strategic hotel in Bali which has a lot of hotels that located in a prime location of Bali, as I mentioned above.

So, are you ready to book a hotel for holiday in Bali? If you are interested to find other hotels click here !

Accommodation – Sun Island, Hidden Second Home in Jimbaran Bali

Yesterday, i just met one of my friend who came to Bali for 5 days holiday before ramadhan. Actually she contacted me via online chat a week before she went to Bali. She asked me about where to stay, and I said it depends on her budget and what kind of activities she wants to do while holidaying in Bali.

She Said she want to do water sport like surfing, spa and sunbathe. She added, the hotel should be not far from the beach!

Then I recommended Sun Island Goa Gong

Sun Island offers hotels, resort or villa that are located in a prime location such as Jimbaran, Kuta, Legian and Seminyak. It also has spa & massage service, which has various prices suit with your budget.

Why staying in Jimbaran?

Here you can have a holiday full of fun. Not only known as luxury hospitality complex in Bali, Jimbaran also has a wide range of high end restaurants, beautiful beaches for sunbathe everyday in front of the hotel, and known the most famous water sport spots in Bali, especially for surfers.

That’s why I recommended her to stay in Sun Island Goa Gong Bali as it’s not far from the destination and activity she wants to do during her holiday. She said she really enjoyed staying there and considered it as the second home in Bali because of its comfortable room and kind services of the hotel.

Outdoor Act – Yoga Retreats by Uptown Yoga, from Dallas to Bali

Hi! Today I Just want to share you a big chance to join special event of yoga retreats in Bali that will be held by Uptown Yoga, one of the best yoga center in Dallas. Uptown Yoga will come and organize yoga retreats in Bali. If you think it’s interesting, I’ll give you a short information about yoga retreats and what will you get when you decide to join in Uptown Yoga’s retreats.

What Is The Difference Between Yoga Holiday and Yoga Retreat?

Generally, yoga holiday is a vacation package that includes yoga classes and accommodation. You can take yoga classes as many as you want in yoga holiday package. On the other hand, yoga retreats offers more specific program.

Uptown Yoga offers you two yoga retreats session in Bali which will be held on 8-15 June 2019 in Canggu and 21-28 September 2019 in Ubud.

What You Can Get?

On the first day of yoga retreats, you’ll get pick up from the airpot to Canggu or Ubud hotel, check into hotel, enjoy smoothie bowl or coconut milk ice cream, shop, and have a relax massage. The next session you’ll get a day relax trip to Monkey Forest or hiking in Sekumpul waterfall (depends on which retreats you choose). Costs vary depending on location, season, and accommodation.

If you love yoga, adventure, new experiences and travel, I think it’s time to join this retreats as Uptown Yoga has professional instructor who will understand your capacity and will teach you more yoga with many pleasure. Explore more retreats experience for your reference here. If you’re interested to join, check out more Uptown Yoga’s retreats and events here. Don’t wait too long and don’t miss it!

Tips – How to Choose The Right Surf Retreats in Bali

If you never try to learn surf but wanna know a little bit how to surf, play and enjoy the waves in Bali, here I will share you some tips on how to choose the right surf retreats in Bali

Have you ever tried to surf in Bali? or taking a surf class in Bali?

If you never try to learn surf but wanna know a little bit how to surf, play and enjoy the waves in Bali, here I will share you some tips on how to choose the right surf retreats in Bali:

1. Pick The Right Location

Even somebody say that Bali is a small Island, but actually, it’s not as small as you though. When we’re talking about surf retreats in Bali, it automatically gives us a direction that we have to choose the retreats that is located at least near Bali’s beaches. Canggu for example. Choosing surf retreats in Canggu is the perfect choice for you to start learning surf in Bali. Beside its beautiful beaches, Canggu also has luscious green rice field that adjust a calming sensation of living in Bali. Moreover, Canggu also offers high class restaurants and wonderful nightlife, perfect for you to get a little more fun activity after surfing in Canggu beaches.

2. Check Your Surf Package

Browse through the internet, find and compare some surf retreats to one another. Before you choose it, understand what are already included in the total fee of a surf package. It could be food, additional outdoor activity, event, etc. If you want me to give you one recommendation of a great surf retreats package, I will recommend you to choose Pelan Pelan Bali’s surf retreats. Their surf package are included breakfast, lunch, one surf guide for maximum two persons, room, etc. Check out more information of Pelan Pelan Bali’s Surf Package in here.

3. Check Company’s Profile and Their Past Review

If you still want to find another surf retreats, make sure to check surf company’s profile and its past reviews. It can help you to find out more surf retreats that suit your budget and help you to make a decision which surf retreats you want to choose.