Canggu, Bali: Coffee, Mantas & Wheatgrass

Bali. Famously infamous for its beaches, rice paddies, yoga retreats and Australian tourists.

My first trip to the island was not what I had expected – rowdy backpackers, cat-calling, and an indecent local man exposing himself to us (do not stay in New Seminyak) – but L encouraged me to give it another shot.

A three day weekend turned out to be exactly what I needed to settle my travel bug. Hope you enjoy clips of my experience – restaurants, villa, diving, coffee and some seriously good food – in Canggu:

 

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The villa.
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Art.

 

 

 

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Waiting for my avocado toast
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Brunch companion @The Shady Shack
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Hungry man breakfast for him, avo toast and chickpeas for me. Also, cheers to a shot of wheat grass each because, Bali.

Diving in Bali 

We woke up on 5:30am on Saturday morning to head to the dive shop –

 

The three dives at three different sites were well worth it: Nusa Penida; Manta Point; Crystal Bay

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Suit up
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Dive squad

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Gorgeous restaurant and even better dishes
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Dinner @Bambu

Tips: 

  • First and foremost, be kind to the environment, respect the culture and the people because you are a guest
  • Rent a motorbike to get around (only if you can drive one, sounds obvious but bears repeating)
  • Indulge in the ‘clean food’ and yoga classes
  • Shopping is dangerous i.e. art in Bali is unbeatable
  • There is Grab in Bali so avoid the taxi scams at the airport
  • Support the local produce (i.e. coffee) and don’t check emails!

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