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A Week in Sanur, Bali, at The Samata – and all the vegan food I could eat!

My second week at The Samata was vastly different from my first. While my stay in Seminyak was fun, lively, and I got to experience a lot of food in a short time, my second week was one of relaxation, sunshine, peace, quiet, and some gentle activities.    I stayed at The Samata in the seaside destination Sanur. Sanur itself is about 35 minutes from Denpasar airport, 45 minutes from Legian, and 30 minutes from Ubud. It’s smack bang in the centre of the main hot spots, yet it feels like another world. As you drive down Bagus Madra, the huge bypass that takes you both in and out of town, it feels as though you’re heading in the wrong direction. A number of times...

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The Best Vegan Restaurants + Cafes in Seminyak, Bali

Every time I’ve returned to Bali (over the last ten years), I get gobsmacked at how much it’s changed – in a relatively short amount of time. Aside from the local Warungs’ (restaurants), there’s now an abundance of healthy, vibrant vegan restaurants and cafes, and many vegan options at any number of eateries. I spent one of my weeks here in Seminyak, and wanted to share some of my favourite finds.   *Note: This is not a paid or sponsored blog. Food and Accommodation was paid for by me. All opinions and images are mine. Location I stayed right ON ‘Eat Street’, also known as Oberoi or Jalan Laksmana. This is the second time I’ve stayed here, and my hotel...

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Why I Love Travelling Solo

I never thought that I’d be married, and travelling solo… because when you’re married you automatically have a travelling partner! Yet here I am, yet again, happily leaving my husband behind, to see different places and experience different things. Think I’m nuts? Read on.   The Early Years When I was younger, I wanted to do the Gap Year, the Contiki tours, the years spent traipsing around other countries. I wanted to be drunk at Oktoberfest and dance at the Carnivale. I wanted to meet new people and experience things abroad that I wouldn’t have been able to at home. Now don’t get me wrong – I did travel, a lot. But it was always with a boyfriend or a...

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