Hong Kong S.A.R., Indonesia · 22 Days · 109 Moments · June 2017

Beautiful Bali and a bit of Hong Kong

1 July 2017

And just like that it's home time and the end of a wonderful adventure together 😭✈️😊 we're so glad we chose to do Bali and HK together as these islands really opened our eyes to two vastly different Asian cultures and economies. Sooo many beautiful memories and one-of-a-kind experiences!! Thanks for sharing in them with us!πŸ’œ
After seeing and smelling these egg puffs the entire week, we FINALLY got around to trying them on our last walk through the streets. Probably a good thing we didn't try them sooner as they were seriously yum and super bad for us πŸ˜… basically just a crispier more delicious version of a waffle πŸ‘ŒπŸ»
Wandering the streets of Causeway Bay and Wan Chai on our last day. Happened to stumble upon this awesome outdoor basketball court where we sat and watched the "amateurs" - a local's words, not oursπŸ˜† Also walked right into a march and numerous peaceful (and really well organized) demonstrations, and got a little traditional dragon dance performance (not sure what the actual dance is called) 😊 it's hard not to be entertained in this city.

30 June 2017

Last night of Hong Kong craziness
The big Buddha at Lantau island. Beautiful place and very impressive statue and monastery.
More of the big Buddha
Amazing 5km cableway ride up to the Buddha!

29 June 2017

Man Mo Temple in the middle of central Hong Kong, incense for days!!

28 June 2017

And we're off to the races 🐎
A whole floor in the shopping mall just for shoes! None of which I could afford 😩 but nice to look at!

27 June 2017

Sunset over Hong Kong from the Peak πŸ’œ just beautiful
Traditional Sampan ride :-)

26 June 2017

Night tour and the amazing symphony of lights, a 15min "show" every evening where numerous buildings light up in sync with music. It's a beautiful moment watching a massive city skyline come alive in unison.
Some of Hong Kong's beautiful skyscrapers and other buildings 😍
Harbour day cruise around Victoria Harbour. Stunning views in every direction.
Some shots of Hong Kong Part 1
Looks like it's going to be a cloudy day! Hop on hop off bus today, so let's hope it doesn't rain πŸ™ˆ

25 June 2017

Epic sunset over the South China Sea
View over Hong Kong
Lounge time!
Off we go on our way to the airport 😭😭 but Hong Kong here we comeπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽŠ #sadfaces
Will miss this beautiful villa

24 June 2017

Amazing interior design at this villa😍 In awe of the owner's creative eye, attention to detail and perfectionism. He even walks around picking up individual leaves and flowers that have fallen from the trees. Iv never seen a place more spotless. Every little piece of decor has been placed with so much thought and care.
These guys are super generous with their crisp servings πŸ˜‚πŸ˜© haven't even eaten 1 😭#ifeelrippedoff #brandnewpacket
Loooong tiring hot walk with hill after hill in midday Bali sun to find Dreamland beach, putting us both in pretty miserable moods πŸ˜‚ Just to find out later that we had actually taken the very unnecessary "scenic" route, which was about double the distance than what was required 😏we will laugh at it one day I'm sure πŸ™ˆ #liveandlearn #traveladventures
Exploring Bingin beach...
The place we initially booked to stay at on Bingin beach. This is its state now after the fire a few months back. And based on what we've seen in Bali, it will probably stay like this for a while. So sad.
Delicious banana pancake to start the day! Bali loves their pancakes πŸ€—

23 June 2017

Evening out in Uluwatu. The vibe reminds us of a lot of Camps Bay :-)
More sunset moments πŸ’œ
A bit of the less scenic part of Bali
Goodbye Lembongan 😒
Last breakfast on the island. LOVE this dragonfruit - such a vibrant colour! Always looks so unreal 😍

22 June 2017

If we could summarize our entire experience of Bali in one photo, it would be this πŸ’œ
Last night on this little island 😭
Tonight's stunning blue sunset πŸ˜πŸŒ”πŸŒ…
Hot hot hot day on the island today πŸ˜…
Dived two amazing spots today right at the base of the enormous cliff faces of Nusa Penida island. The first was called Manta Point - not the best visibility here but a feeding ground for HUGE manta rays. We saw 4! One of which was up close - he was 4-5m in width. Beautiful majestic creatures to dive with! We then went on to Crystal Bay which had amazing visibility, hence the name :-) this was a stunning reef on a steep slope with heaps of coral and colourful fish. We watched a beautiful turtle having his lunch and saw some cool moray eels and an octopus. Nemo and his dad were there too.

21 June 2017

Would highly recommend this place for those traveling to Nusa Lembongan. Perfect little bohemian beach villa in the best location β›±
Time for a diving refresher! Been over 10 years πŸ˜…
Can you believe how still this ocean is?!😲
Cool beachside music stage πŸπŸ’ƒπŸ»

20 June 2017

Yummy Mexican dinner on the beach at Blue Corner dive restaurant
Our home for the next few days! This island is stunning :-) took an awesome canoe ride up and down the beach at sunset πŸ’œ
More of Nusa Lembongan
Dealing with our cravings for some real Western sweet treats πŸ™ˆ oops
Same same but different πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

19 June 2017

Sunrise to sunset...😍
Sunset to end the most relaxing Monday!
Pool day πŸπŸ‘™β˜€οΈ gorgeous weather! Went snorkeling at the Japanese shipwreck earlier - really cool, lots of divers around :-)
Breakfast spot for today :-) Kerri-Ann, you would LOVE all the amazing fruit salads and freshly squeezed fruit juices here 😊
Sunrise this morning 😍

18 June 2017

We had the best road trip today with an awesome guide Yasmika that my boss met when he was here. Stunning views through a much more untouched part of Bali. Arrived this afternoon at a gorgeous beach side resort with views to die for :-) both feeling very content 😍
Road trip with a view 😍
More of Tirtga Gangga
Beautiful Tirtga Gangga water palace - one of our favourite places so far πŸ’œ
Intriguing stone carved statues at Tirta Gannga
More of Tirta Gangga gardens
Besakih part 2
Besakih temple, the biggest temple complex and in Bali, 22 temples in all!!!! Amazingly old and known as the "mother temple" as it has all 3 of the main temples together. Pity we couldn't see the mountain behind but nice to visit!! We were even blessed ( that's why we have rice on our forehead)
Yasmika, our taxi driver / tour guide today :-)
Last morning in Ubud before we head off on our road trip to Amed :-)

17 June 2017

Black rice pudding with coconut milk - a Balinese favorite for breakfast or desert. Really yum!
Chilled pool day today πŸβ˜€οΈπŸ‘™

16 June 2017

Tegalalang rice terrace
Holy water temple where the Balinese bath for healing and good luck
More holy water temple
Sitting at Goa Gajah where the king used to meditate
Me with Putu, our Balinese guide for the day. Lovely man always cracking jokes that we don't understand.
Goa Gajah (elephant cave), 1000 or so years old.
More at Goa Gajah
Tegenungan waterfall
Being kids in the waterfall...Fun at the time until we discovered where the water came from above πŸ™ˆπŸ˜πŸ˜³
Funny signs at the waterfall :-)
Learning about silver jewelry making
Breakfast at the hotel

15 June 2017

Special romantic dinner treat at Bridges - can't wait to try the food, great reviews!
Campuhan ridge walk continued...
Campuhan Ridge walk
The monkey forest 🐡
Banana pancakes breakfast with a view

14 June 2017

Beautiful dense majestic forest with sounds of the river flowing beneath. Photos don't do the view justice!
Our new view😁😁😁
More of Tanah Lot
Tanah lot temple amazing!!!!
Spur of the moment Luwak (civet) coffee tasting, a VERY expensive Indonesian delicacy that our driver told us about. Basically the coffee comes from cat poop.

13 June 2017

Old Mans bar in Batu Bolong Canggu
Bali is such an artistic place!
More Canggu backstreets...:-)
A Balinese "petrol station" for scooters. Apparently NOT a slush puppy machine.
A winding walk through backstreets of Canggu
Breakfast at Betelnut Cafe in Canggu πŸ’œ #rainydaysinBali

12 June 2017

Walking through Seminyak streets, very narrow and chaotic but such a buzz everywhere you go!
Petitenget Temple, Seminyak
La Lucciona in Seminyak - great little Italian place on the beach 😍
Having some much needed freshly squeezed pineapple juice at Warang Cantina after a long and HARD (malcolm will disagree) walk on the beach 🏝
Most yummy healthy breakfast at Nalu Bowls next to this cool, no-shoe coworking space β˜€οΈ

11 June 2017

Deus bar up the road from the airbnb - pumping tonight!
Coolest little bohemian restaurant on the beach 😍
1st meal in Bali with a total of 2hrs of sleepπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ
Driving through Bali
Arrived safe and sound in Hong Kong and FINALLY got into the lounge after about 6 attempts πŸ™ˆπŸ˜…
Welcome to Hong Kong

10 June 2017

Not a bad view πŸ˜ƒ
This is def going to China😁
Hong Kong here we come!!!