The sun is stretching out its soft rays, dipping the cliffs specked with palm trees into a warm golden light. We walk down the moss covered stones at the shore and admire the beauty of the coast.
On our second day in Bali we got up at five in the morning and sleepily walked downstairs where we met with our driver Putu. We picked up our friends Ida and Alex, who were staying close by. After about thirty minutes in the car we arrived at Tanah Lot, a beautiful temple right at the shore. Tourists are not allowed to enter any of the temples in Bali without a sarong, so bring one along if you want to enter a temple. We hadn’t yet purchased our sarongs so we just admired Tanah Lot from the distance. Walk along the shore to the left of the temple for some stunning views of the cliffs high above. Tanah Lot is quite touristy, but since we arrived early we avoided most of the masses.
We went to the ‘The Shady Shack’ in Canggu for brunch, which has a cute little outside area with tables under the palm trees, just across from the rice fields. Mel and I shared the jackfruit burger with rosemary potatoes and the tempeh salad bowl, which were both tasty but not mind-blowing (except the potatoes). For dessert, we shared vegan carrot cake and caramel apple pie with warm caramel sauce and coconut yoghurt. The Caramel apple pie was my favourite!
We went back to the hotel to pack up our things then returned to Canggu for a bit of shopping, but unfortunately everything was pretty pricey. For lunch we went to Cafe Organic, right in the center of Canggu. All of us girls got Açaí smoothie bowls topped with lots of fresh fruit which where tasty but pretty small.
After lunch we said goodbye to Ida and Alex and made our way to Ubud. On the way we stopped at several temples and learned about old traditions (for example rooster fights) and ceremonies from our driver Putu. We also bought all kinds of exotic fruits including jackfruit and snake fruit at a little fruit stand on the side of the road.
Our Air Bnb in Ubud was the cutest little Bungalow with a big terrace and a view over the rice fields. The house also had an outside kitchen, dining area and even a back yard. We fell in love with it the second we walked in
We ate dinner at Sage, one of my favourite restaurants in Bali! The food there is all vegan and mostly Mexican inspired (can’t ever go wrong with Mexican)! The Tempeh Buffalo Wings are absolutely to die for and the tacos are also not to be missed!