Who doesn’t love University days? It’s the time when we get to learn about the world, discover our dreams, and meet life-long friends. For my case, I was lucky I met Caitlin, Aileene, and Yna back in UP. We had each other through ups and downs since day 1- attending our 1st accounting classes, enduring sleepless nights to finish case studies, presenting business plans together, joining marketing competitions, and organizing + participating in org activities… Fun times!
We started traveling together back in 2015 when we celebrated our graduation in Hong Kong. The next year, we went to Bangkok- oh what an eventful trip that was… It was the first (and hopefully the last) time I missed my flight HAHA! Sadly, we skipped our annual CABY trip last 2017 due to our hectic schedules- Yna migrated to US, Aileene’s busy in law school, and Caitlin and I were hustling in the corporate world. Thankfully, the stars aligned one random night and we were able to book this trip. I’m so glad we actually did! This trip turned out to be the best CABY trip so far!
Check out the photos below to see how we maximized our 4 days in Bali 🙂
Depart Manila via NAIA 3 -> Arrive in Ngurah Rai International Airport -> Had our money exchanged-> Got some pastries for breakfast on-the-go-> Batuan Temple -> Lunch at Bebek Teba Sari Restaurant -> Teba Sari Agrotourism -> Blanco Renaissance Museum-> Ubud Airbnb Check-in-> Bintang Supermarket-> Dinner at Warung Babi Gulung Ibu Oka-> Home
Touch down, Bali!First things first- had our money exchanged!1st tourist-y stop was Batuan Temple.Spotted this cute little baby going around the temple. How adorable!Next up, lunch time!Our gorgeous lunch view! Bebek Goreng (Fried Duck) and Bebek Betutu (Smoked Duck) are some of the Balinese dishes you should definitely try when you come here!Time to get to know more about the Balinese coffee production process!Coffee beans.Luwak’s Poop being dried up to be converted into coffee…Roast + Grind time…Coffee + Tea Tasting!Just when we commented “Wow, what a productive day. It’s just 12 noon and we’ve done so much already…” It suddenly rained super hard. Apparently, January is Bali’s rainy season…hehehe forgot to research on that!Opted to visit this museum instead since it’s the only semi- indoor activity left in our itinerary…Rested for a bit in our bnb then went out to buy snacks in this supermarket near our place.Dinner time! Another famous Balinese food that you should try is their Babi Guling or Suckling Pig.Aww, unplanned matchy college shirt pajama! For those wondering, UP CBA stands for Univesity of the Philippines College of Business Administration, our home college back in Univ 🙂It’s been a while since we were complete. Love these girls!!!Caitlin and I were supposed to work but bonding activities took over! It was my first time to play the game Psych! You should definitely try this game with your close friends, perfect bonding activity!Cait and I ended the night by working… Just like the good old college days, haha!
Handara Golf & Resort-> Wanagiri Hidden Hill -> Danau Bedugul-> Lunch at D’Alas Restaurant-> Tengalalang Rice Fields-> Coffee Break at Milk and Madu -> Massage at Ubud Traditional Spa-> Dinner at Warong Bernadette-> Dessert at Tukies -> Home!
Started our 2nd day early so we can do a lot of activities (we checked the weather forecast and rain was predicted to fall starting 2pm.)Photoshoot time!How cool (and extra) was our driver? He has a drone!!!Next stop was Wanagiri Hidden Hill for some IG photoshoot.This swing shot is my most liked photo for 2018 so far, haha!Monkeys hanging out by the road…Next up is Danau Bedugul Bali.Mandatory touristy shot with the temples by the lake.Lunch time!Duck, duck, and… some more DUCK!
Rice terraces time!So glad to finally see this in person 🙂Decided to hang out in this cafe near our bnb while waiting for our massage schedule.Lovely interiors!Massage time, finally!Best way to end a tiring day…Dinner at Warung Bernadette.Yummy rendang!!!There’s always room for desserts!Seriously, the best coconut ice cream I’ve tried in my whole life!
Breakfast at Seminar Coffee Studio-> Ubud Farmers’ Market -> Lunch at Locavore-> Transfer from Ubud to Seminyak-> Check-in at Kosta Hostel-> Potato Head Beach Club -> Dinner at Warung Nia-> Dessert at Mad Pops-> Home!
Good morning, Bali!Exploring more cafes!Our breakfast spread.Time to go shopping!Balinese bags heaven!So happy we got a table at Locavore, #1 Best Restaurant in Indonesia and #22 Best Restaurant in Asia last 2017, despite the last minute reservation.Thank you for accommodating us, Chef Eelke!Lovely Locavore Team. Happy tummies, we’re so full!Touchdown, Seminyak! Our home for the next 2 nights.Went to Potato Head to check-out why this place is so famous.I actually like the overall design of the beach club!All tables were fully booked!Amazing sunset show!Dinner time!Another Balinese must-eat: BBQ Pork Ribs. THIS WAS SO GOOD! The best ribs I’ve tried in my whole life… really!Ended our night by visiting this super instagrammable ice cream shop.
Breakfast at Revolver Espresso-> Motel Mexicola -> Pasalubong Shopping at Krisna Ole Ole-> Sisterfields-> Nalu Bowls-> Bought Breakfast for our early flight the next day -> Post Office-> Dinner at Kosta Hostel-> Sleep zzz!
nth cafe for the trip! I look weird here cause I was already sick by this time. 1st time to get full-blown sick during a trip. My fault ’cause I got wet during Day 1 when the rain suddenly poured and I wasn’t able to shower right away 🙁Came her for the coffee but their food surprised us! They were good too!Of course, how can we not visit Motel Mexicola? We needed to get our IG shot here for sure, haha!Pasalubong shopping at Krisna Ole-ole.More cafes in the afternoon. Sistersfield’s one of the top rated cafes in Bali online but I personally didn’t like it 🙁 It was too noisy and crowded.Late lunch at Nalu Bowls.Love the quotes!Such a photogenic berry bowl!#SingTravels Tradition!We went home early on our last day as my fever, cough, and colds became more unbearable. I’m so lucky I was with good friends and they were so caring and understanding. Love you, girls!Had our last dinner in our hostel’s cafe 🙂
Goodbye, Bali! Thank you for the beautiful memories <3
Until the next #SingTravels!