Its a sunny Sunday, the perfect day to be strolling around a market getting your fresh fruit and veggies! One of my favourite markets in Bali is the organic Sunday market at Samadi. The most beautiful and fresh fruit creates a rainbow of colours. The smell of sweet summer hangs in the air and you’ll see fruit that you never even know excited.
From exotic fruit and vegetables to bags full of nuts and fresh bread. This is the perfect place to stock up on some healthy deliciousness for the coming days! Here they only sell organic locally produced food by the farmers in the area.
I love going to this on Sundays as it has the perfect Sunday kind of atmosphere. Samadi is also a yoga and wellness centre – this explains the calmness and relaxing vibe that hangs in the air. They offer yoga classes everyday and there is also an organic cafe on site. Stroll around the food stands, try on some dresses and do some jewellery shopping and then have a healthy bite to eat. To me that sounds like the perfect Sunday morning!
Samadi‘s market is on every Sunday from 9am until 14.00pm. Have some delicious breakfast or lunch or enjoy a stroll around the food, clothing and jewellery stands.
This is one of my favourite places that I’m sure you will love just as much as I do! Enjoy!
Samadiis located on Jalan Padang Linjong 39, Echo Beach, Canggu Bali.
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Your sleepy eyes slowly open, your are comfortable. That feeling you get when waking up in a warm cosy bed hasn’t left your mind yet. A breeze flows through your hair as you take your first sip of hot coffee. It warms you up inside and leaves you speechless for a second as you enjoy that first sip full of flavour. For me, this is a moment of pure happiness.
Since I moved to Canggu in Bali I have been looking for the perfect cup of coffee to create these moments of happiness every morning. After many cups in many different cafes I have finally found the cafe that never lets me down and always leaves me in my coffee dreamland.
Welcome to Satu Satu, my little piece of coffee heaven.
Satu Satuis a cute cafe in which you feel cosy the moment you walk in. The smell of freshly baked croissants and grounded coffee fills the air. Apart for the coffee I also absolutely love going for breakfast here. My two favourite meals are the ‘Banana chia jug’ (40k Idr/ 2.10 pounds) and the ‘Satu Satu style porridge’ (40k Idr/ 2.10 pounds).
Both meals are the ultimate breakfasts to have on any day. Full of delicious goodness to keep you energised! The ‘Banana Chia Jug’ is made with a papaya smoothie, banana, chia seeds and topped with coconut and granola. Its fresh, healthy and delicious!
The ‘Satu Satu style porridge’ is made from oatmeal, quinoa, chia seeds, banana and coconut milk topped with fresh fruit, granola and served with caramelised banana. Honestly every spoonful is an explosion of flavours. Its also an extremely healthy start of the day and this meal will keep you energised and full throughout the morning.
Now, about their coffee. At Satu Satuthey make their own coconut milk which is absolutely delicious. I found that many cafes in Canggu use a very oily coconut milk, which I am not a fan off. It overpowers the coffee taste and leaves an oily after taste. However, when coconut milk is home-made it usually is amazing. Perfect for a cappuccino! If you are a coffee lover like I am then you will be happy to hear that they offer 3 different cup sizes here – small, medium and LARGE! (For those Monday mornings)
My regular is a large cappuccino with coconut milk and it fulfils my coffee dreams every time! The coffee itself is full of flavour. Its rich and smooth. Its not bitter but has a little sweet after taste. Unlike usual Bali coffee its not watery at all and actually has rather strong flavours. Mix it with some milk, especially their freshly home-made coconut milk and you have yourself a match made in heaven!
I definitely recommend you to visit Satu Satufor breakfast, lunch or go by for a snack and a coffee!
I have always been that person who would sit on a chair and zone out, just to get a minute for myself. Trying not to think about anything or anyone, just a moment of meditation in the middle of a hectic day.
However, since I came to Bali I decided to take my meditation a little step further and take frequent yoga and meditation lessons. I realised there were many more types of yoga then I knew of. It was then that I found Aerial Yoga and I fell in love! Never have I thought that the combination of meditation, stretching every part of your body and doing tricks while having so much fun could all be combined!
My favourite place to go for Aerial Yoga is Serenity in Canggu.
Serenity is one of Bali’s most eco friendly guesthouses. This retreat gives you endless options as to different types of yoga lessons, a beautiful swimming pool, places to relax, healing Balinese massages and they even have an onsite warung (restaurant) that serves delicious healthy food. This retreat is fully build on an eco friendly base, with architecture build with natural products, they have a permaculture garden, a grey water waste system, natural insecticides, natural pesticides and a solar-powered shuttle buggy.
From the day when I took my first lesson in Aerial Yoga I immediately fell in love! This type of yoga is relaxing, for both your mind and your body. But at the same type its extremely fun and you get yourself into positions that you thought your body could never twist into – or untangle out of for that matter.
Aerial yoga has many benefits for your body and mind. First of all, its a full body workout. I always feel my muscles ache for at least the next few days. It clears your mind and releases stress. It improves your flexibility rather drastically! It increases strength especially in your core. It heals back problems, due to you stretching it will allow your spine to lengthen and it eases tension in the spinal cord and hip joint. I have back problems myself and it really helps release the pain. It also helps to improve your balance as well as helping your digestion. It even helps the circulation of blood, which means it will help against aging and its symptoms. It also detoxifies the circulatory and lymphatic systems, which lowers the onset of various cardiovascular issues. Aerial yoga even fortifies your neural connections, which helps improve your memory. Convinced yet? Thought so!
I love going to Serenity because its such a peaceful place. From the moment you step inside you feel the relaxing atmosphere. The lesson is held by an amazing teacher who makes the lesson respectable, fun and relaxing. Serenityhas many great yoga teachers, but this man is someone special! His name is Mano and he makes you smile from the moment you walk in. The room in which the lesson is held is on the third floor, which gives you an amazing view over Bali’s green fields.
It truly is fun for any age and you can push yourself to any limits you feel comfortable with. No stress, no limits, no pressure, just pure fun, relaxation, meditation and stretching – and pretty much flying!
If you would like to try Aerial Yoga yourself I definitely recommend you to join a class (or a schedule) at Serenity.One lesson costs 110k Idr (6 pounds) but they also offer many packages such as 5 lessons for 500k Idr (26 pounds) or 7 day unlimited for 900k Idr (47 pounds).
Serenity is located on Jl. Nelayan, Banjar Canggu, Badung, Bali.
You have to give Aerial yoga a try, I’m sure you will love it as much as I did!
All images shot with my beautiful Leica Q – who never leaves my side!
Im the biggest breakfast fan and I love coming to Peloton Supershop to fulfil all my breakfast dreams! This cafe shows anyone that vegan food is vibrant and delicious! Its a plant based cafe combined with a bicycle store, yep, you heard that right! “Would you like a bicycle with your coffee sir?”
When you walk in you immediately feel at ease as the staff welcomes you in with a smile. You can feel the relaxing atmosphere and the smell of coffee hangs as a cloud in the air. You notice that its an artistic but fresh interior as your eyes make their way around the cafe. A bicycle hangs on the wall and rustic stairs lead to a second level which is designed with a cosy wooden interior. Everything about this cafe feels like its at ease, its cosy, fresh, and beautifully designed!
The food they serve is so vibrant and full of different colours and flavours. For breakfast I love to get one of their delicious smoothie bowls! The ‘Green Bowl’ is my favourite! (60k Idr/3.70 Euro) Not a great breakfast fan or a not really a morning person? No worries, they are also open for lunch and dinner!
One of my favourite vegan burgers is served right here! The ‘VEG OUT BURGER’ is fresh, crunchy and delicious! This burger is served in a green spirulina bun! (70k IDR/ 4.40 euro) Another great burger is the ‘Rendang Burger’ which is made out of jackfruit! This has a slightly more meaty texture but is full of strong flavours!
I often order a quick health shot just to do my body a favour! Today I chose a ‘Moringa Shot’ (15k Idr/0.90 Euro). It might not have the best taste but tilt your head and give your body the goodness it deserves! Moringa is full of vitamin A, vitamin C, protein and calcium! Its a natural energy booster, lowers blood pressure, anti amatory, immune booster and it improves digestion! – What more do you want!
Make sure to visit this cafe when finding yourself in Canggu, its a treat for both your mind and body! Delicious, vegan and healthy! Enjoy!
Every night in Bali is a goodnight to go out and enjoy the nightlife. If thats going out for drinks and going crazy at Pretty Poison, or if thats sitting on the beach in a Fatboy enjoying a local beer listening to live music. For the people wanting to do the first, I have something in store for you which I will be talking about in the upcoming blogs! But for the people wanting to chill on the beach, watch the sun go down and get that Bali vibe I have just the place for you!
The beach named Batu Bolong in Canggu is always full of people and there is always a great vibe. In the day its a great surfing spot, but stay a little longer in the evening and you will find yourself sitting in a Fatboy watching the sunset with a beer in your hand.
Live music is being played and the Bob Marley records are coming out. This whole vibe is just magical. With the sound of the sea crushing against the sand in the background, you tilt your head backwards and look at the stars, thinking “I am never going home”.
If you are loving this spot but are starting to get hungry you can either eat on the beach or you can walk up a few meters and you will find a place named Old Mansin which they serve amazing food and drinks. Its also a great spot with the best atmosphere and lovely people! So don’t even get changed and stay in that bikini, and get your booty down to the beach to enjoy one of many Bali’s summer nights!
You find yourself strolling around the streets in Canggu in your summer dress and your flip flops looking into every cafe and restaurant. So many places to try, but where to start? Don’t worry, I have just the place for you!
Take your date to impress or just enjoy a lovely evening with friends or even by yourself. Because this restaurant isn’t only beautiful and unique, the food is also AMAZING.
The friendliest staff you will ever meet will sit you down at one of the beautiful tables. The ground floor is already stunning and the atmosphere is warm and uplifting, but the roof seats are something special! (Make sure to book in advance if you want to make sure to get a place on the roof!)
Being vegan it never happened before that I basically want to order half of the menu in a restaurant that isn’t specialised in vegan food. But in this restaurant I was blown away by the delicious options. For both the vegetarian and non vegetarian lovers the menu is mind-blowing. – I will have to return many times to try every single dish! (Getting excited just thinking about it!)
I will give you one tip, this is very important: For dessert order the pancakes filled with coconut. They are a mouthful of heaven!
This restaurant is beautiful, has a great atmosphere, lovely people and amazing food. For the quality of food, the ambiance and the service it is extremely cheap too! Its perfect for a night out, which even your wallet will be happy with!