When we are a little stressed or tired we all just close our eyes and imagine to be hearing the sound of the waves, our feet in the warm sand, enjoying the view of a landscape full of bamboo huts and palm trees. Well.. when I opened my eyes this morning, I wasn’t dreaming.. it was real. Welcome to Bali.
Its a hot morning, and I am full of excitement wanting to go explore this beautiful place named Canggu. However, only after a few minutes of walking I get distracted by a cafe named Shady Shack who seem to be serving the most colourful plates I have ever seen. I can’t help but make a stop! And I am so happy we did.. it’s breakfast heaven.
Fresh coconuts, opened with a large knife right in front of your eyes and served with just a straw. A delicious cappuccino with coconut milk. And smoothy bowls topped with fresh fruit and granola, which are out of this world. Its not only the colours that are vibrant, the flavours are too. The fruit explodes with flavour, its sweet and fresh. The coffee is creamy and delicious. Its the ultimate breakfast. The perfect start to a day beautiful day!
After a good breakfast we continued walking through the beautiful streets of Canggu. You can hear banana trees rustling in the wind as you walk passed shops and cafes. Until we reached the end of the street and found ourselves with our feet in the sand. As I walked towards the sea I could see people riding the waves. One by one, some would fall, but then get back up and try again, over and over again. You may need some dedication, but once you stand, and ride along the waves, you feel like you have concurred the world.
This is my first day in Bali, but definitely will not be my last. In fact, I have many more stories, adventures, and tips about this magical place for you guys in the future as I will be living here for a while! I have officially moved to Bali! And boy do I feel lucky! X
Lake Como (Italy) is beautiful. It has its tiny streets full of cute cafes and restaurants. The bright colours and the warm yellow buildings create a cosy atmosphere that effects your inner happiness. Nevertheless, there is a place not far from the centre where you will feel like you have just entered another world. We decided to go and explore that other world.
You drive up as you squeeze the car through some narrow roads. As you leave the car behind you will have to continue the rest by foot. The moment you set one step on the ground and start following the river you will notice how quiet it is. The crickets and the birds singing are the sounds overpowering the quietness. As you try to keep your balance climbing up the rocks you will hear the sound of water clattering down in the background. As I was looking down trying to place my foot on the right rock without slipping I noticed the dogs footprints that were guiding me the way. The air is warm, the water is cold. As I walked up the river I notice that I wasn’t the only one that was feeling hot. The dog was already laying spread out into the water, with the biggest satisfaction on his face, he wasn’t moving anytime soon.
Just a little further.. and you will make it to the most beautiful waterfall. Welcome to the jungle! The water clear and blue. The only sounds you hear is the water flowing down the rocks. The coldness of the water makes the air fresh, creating the perfect temperature. The vibrant green plants create a beautiful shelter. The only companion you have are the occasional salamanders coming to say hi. I had to hold my breath for a second. It literally is breathtaking. Another world. So close, but yet you feel so far.
Its amazing. The sounds, the feeling it creates inside you. So peaceful. It makes you appreciate how beautiful the world really is. Its just the matter of finding those spots, they are anywhere. You just have to learn how to find them. – I am very lucky to have such a curious and adventures mind, which enables me to find such places. And once you have witnessed such beauty you will never stop looking. Its what makes me happy. The strive for experiencing and witnessing the beautiful things, even the smallest gestures such as playing cards with loved ones in the most beautiful spot somewhere in the jungle.
Leica Q, where do I even start when trying to declare my love for you. I mean, have you seen what it is capable off?! The quality is just insane, it still amazes me every. single. day.
Whether you change the lens to macro and use it for a breakfast shot like I did this morning – my coffee and fresh croissant were AMAZING btw thank you for asking – , or when you want to take a picture of a plane which you believe is just a tiny bit too far away – yep like the image below! In every single condition, close, far, dark or light it will not let you down. Leica Q, will you stay with me forever?
I have a new obsession which is the brand Tada and Toy. They are a young and vibrant jewellery brand with some amazing designs! They were selling at the London Fashion Week this year and it was love at first sight! Lovely girls with a little crazy attitude make the brand stand out. I made another order today! Check them out!
Before today’s workout I had a vegan couscous salad full of nutrition and goodness to help me get energised! – Plus super low on calories but still filling! (For those who are getting their beach body ready but love food too much to starve themselves, this is a recipe for you!!)
I will post the recipe soon! So keep an eye out on my food section! Doesn’t it just look jummy though? Perfect for a sunny day like today!