Hi Bali!

Hello Bali! So stoked to be back to this paradise island! If we wouldn’t have moved to Sri Lanka, this is where we’d be living. We’ve always had a special bound to this place

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Hello The Colony Hotel in Seminyak, we’ve been eyeing out this place for a long time!

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Hello to Good coffes at the Sea Circus!

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Hello to all day breakfasts!

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Hello to the beautiful hindu canang sari offerings!

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Hello to shopping in Bali boat shed, the coolest little boutique!

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Hello to amazing Uluwatu <3 Scored a decent swell and off shore conditions, surfed this peak just me and two other guys, look at me paddling in front of the wave for size comparison

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Hello to italian ice cream, mmmh!

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Hello to the Balinese cafe racers!

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Hello to all good food! Seminyak has grown in to a mecka of awesome food from all over the world, and to a bargain as well! Food lovers as we are, we ate, and ate, and ate!

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Hello to paradise vacation away from paradise home, at Brown Feather Hotel

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Hello to swimming pools

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Hello to durian season, waah, best fruit on the planet

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Hello to these little thiefes

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And hello to mysterious Padang Padang

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Singapore Sling at Raffles

From one cocktail bar to the next. Singapore has all been about cocktails this trip. We already had Singapore Slings at the rooftop of our hotel in a garden, and delicious master crafts at Bitters & Love, so we thought we might as well round it all up with the classics at Raffles Hotel

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Raffles is one of the most classic colonial hotels in the world and is really stunning, although we are spoilt with some really fantastic colonial hotels maybe even more beautiful on Sri Lanka, it was a nice visit

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Singapore slings in the making at the most visited bar in this city, the long bar

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Lounging like in the old days

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First things first, the peanuts

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Mandatory toruist attraction when at this place, eat peanuts and throw the shells on the floor

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The classic

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The cocktail was good but nothing epic like the ones we had the day before at Bitters & Love and even tough it was really pricey, 56SGD for two cocktails = about 16-17 euro each, and the place felt more like a big tourist attraction and not a classic bar, now at least we can say we have been to Singapore, and had the Slings, at Raffles!

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Bitters & Love

Found the cocktailbar Bitters & Love on Trip Advisor where they rank high of restaurants in Singapore. Stoked when I realized they were on the other side of the park from our hotel. There’s just a small, stylish postbox to witness about their existence, the cocktailbar lies behind the Shoebox Canteen restaurant. Their concept is custom made cocktails from a taste of your preference, like sour, sweet, bitter etc, or from your favorite base spirit. The skilled bartender then makes you a both beautiful and delicious cocktail especially for you

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Petter ordered something sour with gin and kiwi

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And I ordered something sweet, of course.. Little did I know that they were going to put it on fire before serving it..

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The end result.. Soo good!

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Then we tried two from their menu. One super nice with passion fruit, can’t remember the name..

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And the Kaya toast.. Yes, a drink with a toast. Reminded us of our breakfast on Borneo where we always had kaya jam, a type of coconut jam, on our toast.

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Yes, we also looked like this after visitng :)

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Singapore Chinatown

While in Singapore we got to experience the Chinese New Year. Park Royal on Pickering was situated on the border between the financial district and Chinatown so we could just walk straight in to China town. The Chinese New Year is not celebrated on a single evening, but as a fifteen day festival. This New Year was the Goats New Year, so they had put goat statues all over the city. They had lit the streets in China town beautifully with colorful rice lamps and we had a walk on the night market, did some 5 for 10SGD shopping and grabbed some food at a Hawker center. Even tough Singapore is recognized as the most expensive city to live in, in the world, you can still eat on the cheap at the Hawker centers scoring great meals at 3-5SGD. And the shopping at the night market was also crazy cheap, but, made in china!

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